Profits from Poverty
January 2003
The ethics of making money from the poor

Two-thirds of the world's population live on less than $1000 a year. Though individually cash-poor, as a group they constitute a significant target for business. Making profits from poverty may make financial sense, but is it ethically acceptable? This document summarises discussions from one of Arthur D. Little's "naked lunches" designed to strip sustainability issues to their bare essentials.