Profit for a purpose and not greed

Many “next gens” are thinking beyond the bottom line and want to ensure that their businesses make the world a better place, as well as making money, writes Jeremy Hazlehurst

Emotional involvement is empowering

Female philanthropy is an emerging trend which is gathering pace as more women of worth give their time, energy and commitment – as well as hard cash – to those in need, writes Peter Archer

Unaddressed health issue shames us all

Peter Ackland, chief executive of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, highlights the plight of the blind and visually impaired in the UK and around the world

Future returns depend on sustainable investment

Our economy needs to be rewired to thrive within environmental limits and their social consequences, writes Penny Shepherd

Making nothing into something

The success of microfinance has fuelled the need to finance growth into full-scale financial services for the poor, writes Rod Newing

‘Doing good is good for business’

Billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson believes business can solve global problems, such as the spread of HIV, and tells Liz Bestic that it’s time for a major rethink of corporate practice

Suffer not the vulnerable

The most vulnerable around the world are often the hardest hit by HIV. Lilian Anekwe investigates the plight of women and children in an Aids pandemic