The Gates Foundation's Leveraged Philanthropy
Corporate Profit Versus Humanity on Three Fronts
Publisher: Education Week Teacher
Date Written: 04/07/2012
Year Published: 2012
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX14305
Gates' leveraged philanthropy model is a public-private partnership to improve the world, partly through targeted research support but principally through public advocacy and tax-free lobbying to influence government policy. The goal of these policies is often to explicitly support profitability for corporate investors, whose enterprises are seen by the Gates Foundation as advancing human good. However, maximum corporate profit and public good often clash when its projects are implemented.