Finalists for EthicMark® Advertising Award 2012: Announcement at KnowPhest Festival and Conference in Los Angeles

NEWS RELEASE Finalists for EthicMark® Advertising Award 2012 Announcement at KnowPhest Festival and Conference in Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA — October 13, 2012 – Patagonia and TOMS shoes are the two finalists in the for-profit category for the 2012 EthicMark® Award for advertising that “uplifts the human spirit and …

When and Why Foundations Should Blur the Line Between Profit-making and Charity

A recent New York Times article on program-related investing highlighted the $10 million equity stake the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation took in Liquidia Technologies. Some in the foundation world are concerned that the investment blurred the line between profit-making and charity. We and our Braintrust advisor Stephen Viederman say …