Impact & Expertise


Philanthropy Publications

  • Report
  • November, 2013
  • The Power of Social Business: Lessons from Corporate Engagements with Grameen
  • Ulrich Villis, Rainer Strack, Muhammad Yunus, Saskia Bruysten
  • When they collaborate with social businesses, companies directly contribute their expertise to help solve social problems. If designed and managed effectively, the alignment between social business activities and a core commercial business generates both social impact and tangible business benefits. Ten social businesses offer lessons in the most sustainable and most successful approaches.
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  • Article
  • May, 2013
  • Rethinking Corporate Philanthropy
  • Max Silverstein, Priya Chandran, Sarah Cairns-Smith
  • Many companies are discovering that their corporate-giving programs can make a real and lasting contribution to important social and environmental causes. At the same time, they can create significant value for their employees, businesses, and reputation—benefits that go beyond the traditional goals of corporate philanthropy.
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  • Article
  • December, 2012
  • Impact-Based Philanthropy
  • Kilian Berz, Peter Dawe, Andrew Steele, James Tucker
  • Most charitable donors are in the dark when it comes to knowing whether they are getting a “social return” on their investments. But if donors and government agencies had data on the impact being achieved by nonprofits, they could funnel money and resources to the most effective organizations. They could also hold accountable those that are not.
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