Perspective Overview

In our traditional thinking there is a bright boundary line between business and philanthropy. Make money through business enterprise. Then, if we make enough, give it away to help others. “Do well” so that (later) we can “do good.”

The seemingly intractable problem of poverty is in desperate need of a breakthrough. The popular responses - double aid, forgive debt, support NGO appeals through philanthropy - have not worked.

Breakthroughs are made when traditional boundary lines are crossed. The boundary between business and philanthropy is blurring. We believe the best way to fight poverty is to fuel enterprise. We believe it is possible to do well and do good at the same time.