ArchiveApril 2020

The Challenge of Switching to Virtual Work


It should have been a straightforward event. The Israeli embassy in Berlin wanted to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day with a talk by Zvi Herschel, a Holocaust survivor. He’d tell the audience his experiences and keep the memory of the Holocaust alive. It was typical of the kind of work that embassies around the world do. But it was the age of the coronavirus. The ambassador had tested positive and...

Impact Investing for Fun and Profit


In 2008, Mark Hemsworth, a Canadian manager in the restaurant and retail industry, headed for the jungle. He took a position with Engineers Without Borders and worked with Forest Fruits Ltd., a company that buys honey from 5,000 farmers in remote areas of Zambia. As he traveled across the country, he noticed that what prevented rural entrepreneurs from growing their businesses was a lack of...

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