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June 10, 2013

Best of Spear’s: Philanthropy & the G8, BVI Tries to Shed Tax Haven Reputation, South America Special

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The five most read articles on Spear’s last week

1. Puerto Rico Wants to Become an American State — Why?

A Caribbean idyll, Puerto Rico wants to become the 51st star on the American flag. But what are the powerful interests driving it? Max Johnson investigates

2. Social investment is at last on the G8 agenda

Impact investors are now channelling billions of dollars each year to fund investments in sectors ranging from sustainable agriculture to affordable housing, clean technology

The Puerto Rican coastline

3. Why is global philanthropy growing? And how can we make this growth continue?

The wealthy are heeding Andrew Carnegie’s call to give away anything beyond their necessity, says Russell Prior of HSBC Private Bank. But we need to think carefully to keep this going

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4. Exploring Ecuador

From the ‘gilty’ pleasures of colonial Quito to the abundant biodiversity of the rainforest, what’s not to love about Ecuador, asks repeat visitor Stanley Johnson

5. Exclusive: ‘We are not attractive to the ethically challenged,’ say BVI, trying to shed tax haven reputation

Mark Nayler meets the head honchos of the British Virgin Islands, reeling after the names of offshore account-holders were revealed, to talk about secrecy and misconceptions

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