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Has Syriza just made B Corporations redundant?

The concept of corporate social responsibilly has evolved over the past couple of decades to argue for business which delivers profit with purpose. The mantra has been doing well by doing good.

B Corporations are but one of these forms which demonstrate their impact through sustainability reporting, yet this often makes one omission - people.

Quantitative easing: Helping people not banks

it was in March 2009, with the opportunity to pitch to an international conference that our founder made the following point about quantitative easing in his presentation on Economics in Transition:

The question Pope Francis struggled to answer

Pope Francis was moved to embrace a tearful abandoned girl at a university in Manila after she asked why God allows children to become prostitutes.

Glyzelle Palomar wept as she asked the Pope: “Many children get involved in drugs and prostitution. Why does God allow these things to happen to us? The children are not guilty of anything.”

NHS privatisation: Profit over People

"Capitalism is the most powerful economic engine ever devised, yet it came up short with its classical, inherent profit-motive as being presumed to be the driving force. Under that presumption, all is good in the name of profit became the prevailing winds of international economies — thereby giving carte blanche to the notion that greed is good because it is what has driven capitalism.

Concerns over BIG Lottery international funding

An Open Letter to Big Lottery about funding for oligarchs and derivative prolects

Dear Sirs,

As I've recently become aware BIG Lottery had been running an intiative to fund development international communities. I understand that this has ended.

Having applied for Big Lottery funding in the past I have concerns which I wish to express to you.

Profit-with-Purpose - Social entrepreneurship is a distraction

In 2012 with her book on The Shareholder Value Myth, it was Cornell law professor Lynne Stout who argued that there was no law which made it a duty of corporations to maximise profits.

She goes on to say that the corporations that fail to address the needs of other stakeholders are doomed to extinction,

#Inclusion: Social Business and the Catholic Church

In 2014 in the Great Business Debate initiated by the CBI Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster asks - Should business have a socially responsible purpose?

A Brief History of Social Enterprise in Ukraine

In 2002/3 P-CED's founder spent several months developing a social enterprise strategy plan for Crimea's Tatars and was interviewed in 2004 by a diaspora leader

A Social Enterprise Christmas Present

Looking back today on warnings made in the past about the present leads me to question why social enterprise  has failed to make a significant impact on the problem of poverty

It was in 1999 while he was in Siberia, that my late colleague and I had met online. discovering that the Ignorance and Want allegory from Dickens' Christmas Carol was a favourite passage for both of us:

Profit with Purpose, less Ethics

How far would you go to take credit for someone else's work and deny them a voice?

When my late colleague spoke out about organised crime and abuse of disabled children for profit, he was putting his life on the line.


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