Durreen Shahnaz: How capitalism and philanthropy can collaborate to solve big problems

About this talk: The solutions to some of the world’s thorniest problems won’t be found in the world of pure capitalism or that of pure philanthropy. Durreen Shahnaz reveals the potential promise of a third way; exploring how these two forces are meshing together to produce results.

About this speaker

Durreen Shahnaz is the Founder and Chairwoman of Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), a social stock exchange which will allow Asian social enterprises to raise growth capital (www.asiaiix.com). Shahnaz recently founded Impact Investment Shujog, the awareness-building affiliate organization of IIX. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. Shahnaz is a TED 2010 Fellow.

About this event

TED@BCG was an event produced by TED in conjunction with our partner, the Boston Consulting Group. The event gathered together leaders from business, academia, and society who have been at the forefront of change and transformation. The TED@BCG series of events were held in Singapore and San Francisco in October 2013.

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