Impact investment: the future of social funding - Alessandro Benetton blog

Impact investment: the future of social funding

January 27, 2014 in Economy

I have been following with interest the development of so-called impact investment, a venture aimed at achieving economic returns alongside a beneficial social impact

The tribal charm of the surfboard - Alessandro Benetton blog

The tribal charm of the surfboard

January 22, 2014 in Sport

When you see them with their tips pointed towards the sky and those designs that look like tattooed warnings, time seems to rewind, back to the very essence of things...

Librii: philanthropy and enterprise, living side by side in Africa - Alessandro Benetton blog

Librii: philanthropy and enterprise, living side by side in Africa

January 16, 2014 in Economy

To date, only 1% of Africa's population has access to broadband. However, there are projects afoot that are attempting to change this situation.

If "emerging" countries become creative - Alessandro Benetton blog

If “emerging” countries become creative

January 14, 2014 in Economy

Say Africa (and more generally, developing countries) and you think of raw materials and low cost products. Or, alternatively, sunsets, unspoiled nature and picturesque landscapes.

Salgado, the world as it was - Alessandro Benetton blog

Salgado, the world as it was

January 9, 2014 in Contemporary Art

These days our planet is responding to man’s abuse with violence and rebellion. This is why I was moved by a photography exhibition that recaptures the charm, the magic and the immense beauty of our planet

The other face of the Internet - Alessandro Benetton blog

The other face of the Internet

January 7, 2014 in Economy

The Internet is no longer only an extraordinary container of information, interests and services, a great global market of goods and a communication tool that is open to all, for better or worse

A clock is a clock: but the design? - Alessandro Benetton blog

A clock is a clock: but the design?

December 23, 2013 in Contemporary Art

The series of dialogues between Sam Baron and Fabrica designers continues with the Lebanese creative, David Raffoul. I am very pleased to host this highly stimulating conversation, as it explores different cultural approaches in the design world.

A lesson from the crisis: the economics of doing - Alessandro Benetton blog

A lesson from the crisis: the economics of doing

December 19, 2013 in Economy

We live in the "age of knowledge", whose axioms are: investment in the production and transmission of information is constantly growing

Arnaldo Caprai: innovating tradition - Alessandro Benetton blog

Arnaldo Caprai: innovating tradition

December 11, 2013 in Economy

When I am asked what innovation is, I answer that it is often the intelligent enhancement of something that already exists

 
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