You might not see them listed anytime soon in Inc or Forbes, but these businesses are together helping lift millions from the developing world out of poverty, doing so in such a way that’s environmentally friendly and sustainable.
A couple of years ago, auditors looked at the books of a charter school in Buffalo, New York, and were taken aback by what they found. Like all charter schools, Buffalo United Charter School is funded with taxpayer dollars. The school is also a nonprofit. But as the New York State auditors wrote, Buffalo United was sending " virtually all of the School's revenues" directly to a for-profit company hired to handle its day-to-day operations.