Partnerships Passing Benefits to Poor

undp.jpgA UN-brokered partnership system called “Growing Sustainable Business” between major corporations and other groups, is starting to see a real payoff passed on to the poor in various developing nations. The basic idea is that companies operate at a lower rate of return in order to give new markets a chance to develop. In the long term, viable business on a local level is fostered. (FT Story reproduced here)

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.