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Leveling Up: Socially Responsible Digital Media

This week, with business news abuzz about the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, The Wall Street Journal reported that video game company Nintendo is on the defensive after issuing a health warning that young children shouldn’t play its new portable game console, the 3DS, because the 3D imaging may negatively affect visual development. Nintendo’s president is quoted in the article as saying, "We are being proactive about informing our customer, even though it may not necessarily be positive for our sales." As a fan of Nintendo (maker of Wii), and a believer in the potential of digital media to create social transformation, I think it’s time for some bolder thinking about how leading digital media companies can create corporate shared value. Read more

Biotech and Global Health

The scarcity of R&D for the developing world is not a new problem. It has been 50 years since we had a new TB drug – because the issue has been addressed in the developed world. A decade ago the... Read more

The Future of Microfinance

Being based in FSG’s newest “outpost” in Mumbai, India, has afforded me opportunities to learn first-hand about issues that we otherwise only read about in the newspapers. One such issue of current interest is the controversy around microfinance that recently reached the tipping point in India... Read more

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