Is Philanthrocapitalism A Good Idea?

That question is the focus of the upcoming nonprofit issues forum Enterprise and Social Change: Should Nonprofits Embrace Business? Philanthrocapitalism encompasses  the idea that business principles should be the primary drivers of social change. Small Change

The featured speaker will be Michael Edwards, a writer and activist affiliated with the think tank Demos, the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University, and the Brooks World Poverty Institute at Manchester University in the UK.  He is also author of the controversial book, Small Change: Why Business Won’t Save the World.

The discussion panel includes:

  • Ann Cramer, Director Americas, IBM, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs
  • Rhonda Mims, President, ING Foundation;  Senior Vice President, Office of Corporate Citizenship and Responsibility
  • Jackie Parker, Vice President, Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Philanthropy, Newell Rubbermaid Corporation

Co-sponsored by the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, the forum starts at 8:00 am on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at the Rich Theater in the Woodruff Arts Center.  The event is free and open to the public, but attendees are requested to RSVP to michaeledwardslecture@woodruffcenter.org

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