Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World

by Matthew Bishop and Michael Green


For philanthropists of the past, charity was often a matter of simply giving money away. For the philanthrocapitalists – the new generation of billionaires who are reshaping the way they give-it’s like business.

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  • Learn about the rise of philanthrocapitalists – a new breed of “social investors” – and their impact on charities.
  • Find out how new ways of giving are helping everyone become philanthrocapitalists – and play a more effective part in changing the world for the better.
  • Discover how philanthrocapitalists are leveraging money and nonfinancial assets (like networks) to bring together donors and people who need funding.
  • Learn how philanthrocapitalists’ emphasis on results and accountability is changing the world of philanthropy.


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About the Author

Matthew Bishop is the New York bureau chief of the Economist and an award-winning writer on issues concerning business and society. He was a member of the Advisors Group to the United Nations Year of Microcredit in 2005. His previous book is Essential Economics (Bloomberg Press, 2004).

Michael Green taught economics at Warsaw University under a Soros-funded program in the early 1990s before joining the Department for International Development (DFID), where he managed the UK aid programs to Russia and the Ukraine and ran the communications department. For more on the authors or their book, visit

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