Paul Polak on global poverty solutions

Mal Warwick Posted by Mal Warwick, writer.

Mal Warwick is an ex-Peace Corps volunteer (Ecuador 1965–69) turned entrepreneur and impact investor who has championed social and environmental responsibility in the business community nationwide for more than two decades.

Paul Polak on global poverty solutions

Paul Polak with Pope Francis, June 2014, following a discussion about ending global poverty

The widely followed website Business Fights Poverty features the “Top 10 Discussions of 2014,” and there on the list is Paul Polak’s recent Google Hangout. In a free-ranging one-hour discussion, Paul describes the pathfinding ideas that have distinguished his career fighting global poverty for more than 30 years through market-based solutions. You can access it here or by copying and pasting the following link into your browser:

Paul Polak founded the NGO International Development Enterprises (iDE) in 1981 and is the author of Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail (2008) and coauthor with Mal Warwick of The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion New Customers (2013).


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