Georgia Levenson Keohane: How To Use Capital For The Common Good

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Entrepreneurial pursuits are often viewed as mercenary in nature. But what if capitalism could be used to solve the world’s most pressing social and economic challenges? Georgia Levenson Keohane (Executive Director of the Pershing Square Foundation and Columbia Business School professor) explores ways in which innovative entrepreneurship can combat international issues like disease and poverty. Keohane presents examples of this kind of innovative finance such as: providing polio vaccines to children in the Congo, pay-as-you-go solar electricity to Kenyans, and affordable housing and transportation to New Yorkers. Surveying the successes and missteps of these efforts, Keohane argues that innovative finance is as much about incentives and sound decision making as it is about money. When it works, it can give us the tools, motivation, and security to invest in our shared future.
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