This is a fascinating radio programme that explores Andrew Carnegie.
In the hundred years since his death on 11th August 1919, Carnegie is perhaps at his most influential now, with initiatives such as the Giving Pledge, founded by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett, seeing Silicon Valley billionaires sign up to give away half their wealth during their lifetimes. In the Gospel, he outlines the spheres he deems most worthy, with education at the top of his list. Carnegie invested heavily in libraries and universities, believing this was the best way to help people help themselves.
The programme concludes with a growing demand that corporations deliver Social Impact Reporting along side their Annual Reports, introducing the idea of social impact investing and a growing culture of social purpose with profit.
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