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Geoff Mulgan: Investing In A Better World

September 4th, 2009 · No Comments · Economics, Lovely People, Non profit, Venture Philanthropy

In his talk from TEDGlobal 2009 Geoff Mulgan, a former Policy Director for Tony Blair, suggests we take the opportunity presented by the global economic crisis to consider a shift of focus towards investing in social innovation.

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Securitizing Happiness: Hacking Human Suffering Through Financial Engineering

August 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Happiness, Lovely People, Venture Philanthropy

Below are the slides from Dave McClure‘s talk at TEDxShanghai in June: Dave admits that he’s “not really a financial engineering expert” however he is “optimistic the basic ideas here are viable, worthwhile and can have substantial economic impact on society in the future.”

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TED Talk: Tackling poverty with patient capitalism

May 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · Charities, Lovely People, Microfinance, Philanthropy, Venture Philanthropy

Jacqueline Novogratz, founder and CEO of the Acumen Fund and author of The Blue Sweater, shares stories of how “patient capital” can bring sustainable jobs, goods, services – and dignity – to the world’s poorest.

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