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  • The Anti-Globalization Movement

    Q. In your book, you cite the fact that over the past 40 years, as economic globalization led by multinational corporations (MNCs) has skyrocketed, the gap between the richest and the poorest in the world has widened considerably. This is just one factor that has led to ?a rising tide of...

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  • Overcoming ’The Great Trade-Off Illusion’

    Q. One of the central ideas of your book ? that not only can private enterprises profitably promote global social equity and environmental stewardship, but that they must do so to ensure their own sustainability ? requires a major paradigm shift. Aren?t old belief systems ? such as the...

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  • Rob Katz

    Fast Company on Sustainability, NextBillion

    I subscribe to Fast Company, a cutting-edge business mag. Their sustainability section is particularly interesting, as are the Social Capitalist Awards. Check out the 2005 winners for some great models; if you think your organization might qualify in 2006, the application kit can be...

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  • How Should Globalization Develop Over the Next 25 Years?

    Q. You want to see a form of commerce that uplifts the entire human race and respects both the environment and the world?s cultures. So how should globalization develop over the next 25 years? What role does government play in this evolution?I take the contrarian view that business?more than...

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  • Why is Capitalism Facing Challenges Right Now?

    Thanks for the introduction Al. I’ll be answering a series of eight questions over the coming week, and would be interested in hearing any comments or questions that readers may have. To start, I’ll talk a little bit about why capitalism is at a crossroads.Q. Why is capitalism facing challenges...

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  • Rob Katz

    Water for the World: Congress Weighs In

    As its summer session gets going, the water temperature is already rising in the Capitol. The US Congress is currently debating legislation that would prioritize clean water projects within America’s international aid budget and push the private sector to get involved, too. The bill’s...

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  • Rob Katz

    No Electricity, No Problem: Wind-Powered Phones

    I first read about these wind-powered, off-grid cell phone chargers on WorldChanging, which cites Gizmodo as a reference. The product, designed by students at the Indian Institute of Technology, is a small (fits in your pocket) wind-powered turbine that can quickly and easily recharge a cell...

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  • Rob Katz

    Corporate Watch: Bringing the G8 Home

    Corporate Watch recently released a provocative report on the upcoming G8 summit to be held in Scotland this July. The G8 has had some important things to say about development and the role of private enterprise, especially in Africa under the UK’s presidency. The report, Bringing the G8...

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