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Measuring Industries of Purpose

At FSG, I have spent years thinking about Creating Shared Value (CSV) with my colleagues. We’ve been on a mission and are reaching a most exciting tipping point: companies throughout the world want to understand... Read more

Heartbreak in HIV Prevention 

My emotions have yo-yo’d up and down in the last year with the results of two landmark HIV prevention clinical trials. This inconsistency makes me worried that funders will lose interest in the fight against HIV at a time when high levels of funding are still needed to fund costly, but necessary... Read more

Dark Skies Ahead? 

A close family friend of mine is on the legislative staff of a member of the U.S. Congress. Having caught up recently on happenings in life (moves, job changes, etc.), I mentioned to her that for an HIV-related project I was in the process of trying to map the current funding landscape. Her... Read more

Brussels Sprouts and Collective Impact

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. In my family, Thanksgiving is a big gathering with aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, second cousins and friends of all of the above. I can picture the scene - twenty or thirty people sitting at long folding tables, wonderful smells coming... Read more

Lifting the See Your Own Face

Why do companies say they are responsible, but then act differently? Is it lip service, green washing, and double-speak? Or does this happen for a different reason?

The answer is that most companies are less sinister than skeptics might think, but often they don’t know what they don’t... Read more

Deal or No Deal?

A newly minted – and controversial – agreement has been reached between the UK government and 170 large companies to promote public health. Whether it eventually succeeds or fails, and the reasons why it does so, may give us interesting new data on how companies... Read more