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The region is becoming a leader in market-based solutions to poverty and environmental problems

Emergence of a new movement

The region is becoming a leader in market-based solutions to poverty and environmental problems, says Sarah Murray

Diaspora giving: Young generation keen to make a change

There is a growing interest in what is happening back home, propelled by social media. Lauren Foster reports

singer Shakira sitting in a classroom

Interview: This is the greatest satisfaction of my life

John Paul Rathbone talks to Shakira, the Unicef ambassador and award-winning singer, about what makes her happiest

Benefit corporations: Pursuit of purpose alongside profit

Sarah Murray reports on a shift in attitudes towards problem solving in the region

Public sector: Strategy for aid is replaced by one with a business bent

Sarah Murray looks at efforts to harness the power of social enterprises to bring services to the poor

Mexico: The independent approach to giving

Opinion is divided over Carlos Slim’s philanthropy, says Adam Thomson

Foundations: Rise in giving helps groups enhance their reputations

Corporate beneficence assists 24m people in Brazil, writes Joe Leahy

Overseas funding: How to find a different role model

Vivianne Rodrigues looks at groups that specialise in technical and financial support

Microfinance: Bolivia pioneer starts to hit the mainstream

The sector has come a long way since the violent robberies of 10 years ago, says Andres Schipani

Impact investing: Viable commercial solutions offering more citizens hope

Sarah Murray reports on an industry that may have found fertile ground in the region

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