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Sexually Transmitted Altruism

By Greg Beato 2

DKT International, founded by one of the largest erotica distributors in the United States, provides contraceptives to approximately 50 million people a year in the developing world.

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Change Comes at a Cost

By Donald Haider & Franz Wohlgezogen 1

In 2008, a group of Chicago’s social service agencies formed the Back Office Cooperative, which has produced impressive financial savings. Yet greater efficiency has had a cultural cost.

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Too Good to Fail

By James E. Post & Fiona S. Wilson 9

In August 2010 the US government closed ShoreBank, one of the country’s leading social enterprises. Why did ShoreBank fail?

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Better Vision for the Poor

By Aneel Karnani, Bernard Garrette, Jordan Kassalow, & Moses Lee 10

Several social enterprises are attempting to provide eyeglasses to the 500 million to 1 billion poor people who need them. Why haven’t any of the organizations succeeded on a large scale?

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Market-Minded Development

By Hima Batavia, Justin Chakma, Hassan Masum, & Peter Singer 5

Acumen Fund uses impact investing to tackle global poverty. It's approach has garnered attention, but does it change aid?

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Do No Evil

By Suzie Boss 6

Google DotOrg launched in 2004 with bold ambitions and almost $1 billion in seed funding. But the results have been less than stellar.