Alleviating poverty and maintaining the bottom line, can it be done?

Alleviating poverty and maintaining the bottom line, can it be done?

A Poverty Alleviation and Profitability roundtable discussion at the University of Sydney’s Business School today discussed whether or not big businesses could play a role in alleviating poverty and still make a profit.
Business and marketing professionals, academics, non-profit workers and government representatives all attended the roundtable to look at the challenges businesses face when they try to make a profit and alleviate poverty simultaneously, and how those challenges can be fixed. But it raised the question, just how ethical is it to make money off the poorest members of society? Rachel Worsley reports, co-produced with Emma Rennie.
Broadcast on 29 July 2013, for The Wire on 2ser 107.3FM.
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