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Can enterprise philanthropy push impact investing (and vice versa)? One author takes a look at this interesting topic:

“The recent devastation wreaked by Hurricane Sandy acts as an acute reminder of the importance of critical services for daily survival – energy, water, sanitation, healthcare, housing. Yet for many of the world’s poor, the lack of such services is the prevailing norm. In the absence of public good provision, and with the conventional markets largely bypassing the poor, charities and social enterprises are playing an increasingly important role to fill this gap.”

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