Mark Zuckerberg at conference Matthias Oesterle/ZUMA Wire/

Revoluce v sociálních investicích

CURYCH – První premiér Čínské lidové republiky Čou En-laj byl v roce 1972 během návštěvy Richarda Nixona v Pekingu dotázán na názor na důsledky Velké francouzské revoluce roku 1789. „Na hodnocení je ještě příliš brzy,“ údajně odpověděl.

Čou pravděpodobně špatně porozuměl otázce a domníval se, že se týká francouzských bouří roku 1968. Jeho odpověď je ale neméně platná pro revoluci, která nedávno otřásla světem filantropie. Důsledky by mohly být dalekosáhlé – ale bude určitou dobu trvat, než jim plně porozumíme.

Dobývání filantropické Bastily začalo v listopadu, kdy skupina téměř 30 miliardářů, včetně Jeffa Bezose (Amazon), Richarda Bransona (Virgin) a Jacka Ma (Alibaba), ohlásila založení koalice zaměřené na průlom v energetice, nazvané Breakthrough Energy Coalition (BEC). Ta slíbila „nový model,“ který využije partnerství veřejného a soukromého sektoru s cílem mobilizovat investice „do opravdu transformativních energetických řešení pro budoucnost“.

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