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  1. Jeff Mowatt says:

    What Michael Edwards writes about Philanthrocapitalism rather surprises me. The SIF and its SEIF sibling in the UK’s NHS are initiatives which both exclude profit-for- social-purpose business. As a former manager at Oxfam he’ll also know that they were criticised in 2000 for paying a £75,000 salary to their director.

    He may be reading the wrong books, of course.

    Today, as Davos 2010 started I was reflecting on Davos 2008 and a meeting of like minds in Philanthrocapitalism at the Ukrainian lunch. We’d been operating in Ukraine for 6 years, applying business to social problems and what was being said had a remarkable congruence with our own ideas on reform . Unfortunately, what was being done hadn’t then gone much further.