The most lucrative and safest investment in the world – almost guaranteed to deliver outstanding financial returns as well as improving civic well-being and economic development – is to invest in the economic and social empowerment of women.
Poverty levels are well documented in India, and it is estimated that the country is home to at least one-third of the world’s poor.
In a world of free enterprise, gender does not play a role in an individual’s ability to participate or prosper in the marketplace. In this ideal world, women have equal access to an education; they can acquire a loan and have the right to open their businesses of their choosing.
BCLC’s Taryn Bird (@tarynebird) is reporting in from New York this week, where global development events including the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting and the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Meetings are taking place.
On a recent flight to Belize City, Belize, where some 400 PwC interns, staff, partners and retired partners flew down to teach financial literacy and entrepreneurship to more than 2,000 students, educators and parents, I began to think about a recent article I read entitled, What Do We Lose W
I've been enjoying GreenBiz's coverage of Rio+20 this week. In their piece about environmental public-private partnerships, writers Tensie Wheland (Rainforest Alliance) and John Williams (Domtar Corporation) write:
In Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steven Jobs, a transformative moment occurs when Jobs returns to Apple (where he’d been fired a few years before) and rescues the company from collapse.