Category Archives: Economic Development

“Abundance & Disruption during an Exponential Era”

Peter Diamandis is one smart, forward thinking and amazing guy.  He is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space. In 2014 he was named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” – by Fortune … Continue reading

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Restoring 1 Million Acres in the Mississippi River Basin

Today is earth day and on Wednesday I met the most interesting woman who is working to restore one million acres in the Mississippi River Basin, North America’s Amazon.  This area is the third largest water shed on earth.  It … Continue reading

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Europe: External and Internal Forces Shaping a New Era for CSR and Corporate Philanthropy

The Conference Board’s Global Social Investing Council, of which I am the program director, held its autumn meeting in London. The meeting’s theme was: “Europe: External and Internal Forces Shaping a New Era.” Our objective was to provide members of … Continue reading

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California’s Inland Empire: Great Needs. Limited Resources. Untapped Potential.

According to the Funders Alliance, “The Inland Empire is the epicenter of new growth and demographic change in California. With high rates of poverty, and poor education and health outcomes, ensuring its success is critical to the future of the … Continue reading

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Social Enterprises: Built to Succeed, Designed to Help

The world is rapidly changing. The opportunities and needs are changing. Governments, Businesses and Nonprofits/NGOs have been functioning fairly independently of each other, doing what they have been tasked to do. As society becomes more complex, the challenges are more … Continue reading

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Investing in Africa: Large Opportunities, Large Challenges

Africa, a continent so large that India, China and the United States combined could easily fit within its footprint. A place rich in culture, natural resources and opportunity. Yet, as companies look at Africa for investments, either for profit or … Continue reading

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