Why Business Can Bridge the Gap to Solve Social Problems

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.


  1. Gemma March 3, 2018 at 8:27 AM

    DeLorean in Northern Ireland was a good example of this (although I suppose you could argue Government interjected too) before it all went wrong for the company. An interesting start to a resolution none the less.

    1. SupplyChainQueen - Site Author April 1, 2018 at 11:16 PM

      Hi Gemma. Thank you for sharing. Yes, an interesting start indeed.

  2. Richardreutt April 25, 2018 at 2:49 PM

    You are very bright girl. I enjoy your blog.


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