Alleviating poverty and maintaining the bottom line: can it be done?

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A Poverty Alleviation and Profitability roundtable discussion at the University of Sydney’s Business School today discussed whether or not big businesses could play a role in alleviating poverty and still make a profit.

Business and marketing professionals, academics, non-profit workers and government representatives all attended the roundtable to look at the challenges businesses face when they try to make a profit and alleviate poverty simultaneously, and how those challenges can be fixed.But it raised the question, just how ethical is it to make money off the poorest members of society?

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Monday, July 29 2013
Produced By Rachel Worsley & Emma Rennie
Featured in storyDr Ranjit Voola - Roundtable organiser and Director of the Poverty Alleviation and Profitability Research Group, University of SydneyTharani Jegatheeswaran - Roundtable expert speaker and Client Director Non-Profit, Deloitte PrivateDavid Faulmann - Roundtable expert speaker and Communications and Stakeholder Manager, Business for Millennium Development

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