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Capricorn Investment Group

September 6, 2010

Family offices that wish to make a lasting difference to society have traditionally done so through philanthropy or socially responsible investing. Which is the best way?

Earlier this year the world watched helplessly as oil streamed from one of BP's deep-sea wells into the Gulf of Mexico. The disaster highlighted several uncomfortable issues, not least the safety of drilling over a mile under the sea and the need to develop cleaner, greener energy sources.
Social responsibility in all its forms is consequently back on the agenda, but debate continues about how to achieve the greatest impact – investing into socially responsible companies and funds to drive through change or give back through philanthropy.

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