Author says ‘Philanthrocapitalism’ can save the world

Matthew Bishop is featured speaker at Washington Univ. Sept. 16

Matthew Bishop, U.S. business editor and New York bureau chief of The Economist, will give a presentation on his book, Philanthrocapitalism, at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 16 in Simon Hall May Auditorium. The Assembly Series talk is free and open to the public.

In this era of financial morass, is it odd that “mega-giving” is thriving? Not according to Matthew Bishop, who, with co-author Michael Green, has coined the term “philanthrocapitalism,” also the title of their seminal book, Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World.

As Bill Clinton says in the book’s foreword:

“This is an important book. Our interdependent world is too unequal, unstable, and, because of climate change, unsustainable. We have to transform it into one of shared responsibility, shared opportunities, and a shared sense of community. Bishop and Green show us how to do it.”

Bishop’s talk is sponsored by the Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.

For more information, visit the Assembly Series website or call 314-935-4620.

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