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April 17, 2011

A New Breed of Philanthropists Looks to Use Business and Investing to Solve Social Ills

Lisa Kleissner

Charly Kleissner (left), here visiting with a leader of the Indian microfinance group Mann Deshi, is among a growing number of people who look for investment opportunities that do social good.

Not long after selling his wealth-management company, Ron Cordes started giving to organizations that make small loans to poor entrepreneurs in developing countries so they can start businesses. He traveled to Uganda and Central America to see his…

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