…you might think a foundation focusing on third-world “sustainable” development would devote some significant portion of its resources toward preventing catastrophic global warming. After all, on our current emissions path, we will have destroyed a livable climate by 2100. Most every independent scientific and economic analysis says the developing world will suffer horribly. This goes double for the region Gates is focusing much of the foundation’s resources on — Africa, a continent facing climate-driven desertification in the north and the south, a continent with huge coastal populations.
But, in fact, the Gates Foundation has no program to help prevent global warming. … Bill Gates global warming | Salon
Proponents of creative capitalism believe that one can help fulfill the basic human needs of the world’s poorest people by also helping them to build successful businesses around the fulfillment of those needs.
Creative capitalism also challenges businesses to view philanthropy as a business; rather than make charitable contributions indiscriminately, business leaders should think about their company’s own needs and make philanthropic investments that could also benefit them financially….