Impact Investments: Good Profits?

May 26th, 2017 by Kara in Case Studies

By: Genevieve Crawford Investors with high ethical standards can be constrained by the corporation’s duty to maximize shareholder profit. Pure nonprofits may disappoint with their low returns. A new way of doing good and making money is called impact investing. Impact investments provides funding opportunities for both social and financial returns. The main advantage of impact investments is its ability to capitalize on governments’ and charities’ lack of monetary resources. As a financial method, it has tremendous potential to solve pressing world issues. Impact investing is already delivering positive outcomes in sustainable development ...

When Businessmen Rule the State

May 11th, 2017 by Kara in Case Studies, Essays

  By: Kara Tan Bhala Striking parallels between two billionaire businessmen heads of state, now exiled Thaksin Shinawatra and Donald Trump. Part 3 of SPI’s Trump Financial Ethics Watch Series “If you monitor what Donald Trump is saying, he’s bluffing, the man. That’s really the culture of a businessman.” While there is “some similarity” between Thaksin Shinawatra, Financial Times Thaksin Shinawatra: Billionaire Businessman Turned Politician Thaksin Shinawatra was elected as prime minister of Thailand in 2001. He was a businessman billionaire who made his vast fortune in telecoms. Espousing populist views, he cynically seized political advantage ...