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November 21, 2012

New Breed of Global Donors Merges Money With Activism

The Christian Science Monitor names eight "innovative philanthropists" from around the world who apply personal activism and business savvy to buttress their financial contributions to favored causes.

Among those recognized by the newspaper are Azim Premji, the technology mogul the newspaper terms the "Bill Gates of India"; U.K. financier Nat Sloane, who developed one of Britain's first venture philanthropy funds; and activist donors and social entrepreneurs in the United States, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, and Japan.