Field Notes: On Philanthropy

Today: fun fundraising, investment news and an open letter to Google’s CEO.




  • In “An Open Letter to Larry Page,” International Development Enterprises’ Paul Polak exhorts Google’s CEO to invest in poverty alleviation “by designing and deploying a new breed of for-profit businesses that address critical human needs while making a profit.”


  • You might also be interested to explore the Schwab Foundation’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Awardees website to learn about recent global developments in microfinancing and social business.

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