Readers of The Green Skeptic know that I believe in the concept of market-based social change or doing good and making money; what Muhammad Yunus is now calling "social business" and what Bill Gates spoke about at Davos this week, "Creative Capitalism." Here is the video of Bill Gates from Davos:
Gates said that companies, especially the biggest ones, can improve the lot of the world's least privileged by better aligning their self-interest with the good of society.
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There's also, social capitalism, moral capitalism and people-centered economic development.
Update: Hudson Insitute debates Creative Capitalism; see NextBillion.net (http://www.nextbillion.net/blogs/2008/01/31/panelists-take-on-creative-capitalism) for a report.
BILL GATES and CREATIVE CAPITALISM – AN ADDENDUM
While Gates has faith in technological advances to heal the pain of world poverty, the long-term answer really lies in shifting human consciousness, and on the capitalist front, broadly affecting behavior at the corporate level. As he continues to promote progress, Bill Gates should adjust his challenge to include such paradigm shift in consciousness over the longer time horizon.
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