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TED Talks: Season 2013

2013x189 Michael Porter: Why business can be good at solving social problems
TV-PG

  • 2013-10-07T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Why do we turn to nonprofits, NGOs and governments to solve society's biggest problems? Michael Porter admits he's biased, as a business school professor, but he wants you to hear his case for letting business try to solve massive problems like climate change and access to water. Why? Because when business solves a problem, it makes a profit — which lets that solution grow.

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