*By David Bloomgarden The world can learn from the experience of Latin American and the Caribbean in mobilizing private investment in public infrastructure and services. … [Read more...] about The “Latinization” of public-private partnerships: What the world can learn from Latin America and the Caribbean
While critics call it a bloated global extravaganza for its escalating public expenditure, the 2015 Expo in Milan, Italy, also brings opportunities for sustainable business globally. This year’s topic of the World Fair - Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life – seeks to highlight solutions to one of the greatest development challenges the world faces today. There are still 805 … [Read more...] about Expo Milano 2015 – an unlikely place for sustainable business?
The base of the pyramid as we knew it ten years ago has changed tremendously. Latin America and the Caribbean’s economic growth between 2000 and 2010 benefited many in the region, from top to bottom. Millions of people emerged from poverty, and the segment of those living on $4-10 a day grew considerably. More than 400 million people in Latin America live at the base of the … [Read more...] about What happens when low-income people’s disposable income increases?
“Happiness is an inside job”, said author John Powell. Well, here’s breaking news: as pretty as it sounds, there are some external constraints to happiness for more than half the world’s population. Let’s start with some of the issues that women face in the workplace, as well as three ways to start turning these around: … [Read more...] about On International Happiness Day, Let’s Think about Women in the Workplace
What do family values have to do with impact investing? A lot if you are talking about Oikocredit, a Netherlands-based international cooperative that has successfully contributed to a thriving impact investing ecosystem in its home country. Comprised of member churches, foundations, support associations, and other like-minded organizations, Oikocredit has a robust network of … [Read more...] about It’s All in the Family: A Conversation with One of the Netherland’s Leading Impact Investors