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Is poverty a business issue?

Lourdes Casanova | 
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“Crises have devastating social effects and the number of poor people in Latin America is higher today than in 1980 while worldwide have decreased. Poverty is an ethical problem and also delays economic growth.” In my book, Global Latinas*, published in 2009, I asked the following question: should poverty alleviation be part of the Corporate Social Responsibility programs of Latin American multinationals? Almost ten years later, poverty continues to be a major issue in Latin America. At the same time, many Latin American firms continue to succeed globally with strong leadership. Their founders’ visions often included a social dimension by […]
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