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Profit for Purpose, business investing in social objectives
Profit for Purpose, business investing in social objectives

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Tony Blair, British PM from 1997 until 2007 was the man who made social enterprise government policy in 2002. He was still PM in 2006 when our proposal for business for social benefit, to transition children from institutions to loving family homes, was introduced to the government of Ukraine as a 'Marshall Plan' strategy. Childcare reform was one of 4 major components.

It was a cause in which no public funded agency could offer support and yet managed to shift the needle on childcare policy which resulted in increased levels of foster care. Many had died in care through malnutrition.

The cost was considerable, especially to my colleague whose life was lost in the process. He worked alongside and was assisted by Maidan activists, who discovered his body in 2011.

At Davos last month, we see the Davos Philanthropic Roundtable chaired by Tony Blair opening with ab introduction by the oligarch who hosts it and is a donor to Tony Blair's Faith Foundation tell the world that he's never been more worried about the future of his country.

Tony Blair goes on to speak about business for social benefit as if we and the children who perished for the want of it,never existed.

If this has become a matter of a global elite talking the walk of practitioners. of a former PM building his reputation on those who've perished, can we trust any of the rhetoric.

http://www.businesszone.co.uk/blogs/jeff-mowatt/social-business-people-centered-economic-development/profit-purpose-new-bottom-lin

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'Just as the commandment “Thou shalt not kill” sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say “thou shalt not” to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills. How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points? This is a case of exclusion. Can we continue to stand by when food is thrown away while people are starving? This is a case of inequality. Today everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless. As a consequence, masses of people find themselves excluded and marginalized: without work, without possibilities, without any means of escape.'

http://www.p-ced.com/1/node/227

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In 2006, a smple but radical idea was shared. First to government, then by taking the radical step of publishing a full project plan online. A year later in 2008, a call for support was made on the US Senate.

It was about application of investment to resolve a seemingly intractable social problem.

A direct appeal as a petition was made to British Prime Minister David Cameron in 2010.

Today in 2013, he's reading the script back to us

http://www.p-ced.com/1/node/198

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