The puzzling case of Unitus’ nonprofit ops

Roughly a month before the SKS Microfinance IPO , the Seattle-based charity Unitus, a large investor in the firm, unexpectedly announced it was shuttering its non-profit operations in micro-credit and laying off more than 40 employees. The decision sparked a controversy because Unitus stood to make $70-80 million from the sale of its shares in SKS.

An e-mail interview with Unitus chairman Joseph Grenny regarding the exit.