international

  • Melinda and Bill Gates Pen Letter on Learning

    Melinda and Bill Gates Pen Letter on Learning

    February 10th, 2020, Seattle (USA): Today, Bill and Melinda Gates share their 2020 Annual Letter, “Why We Swing for the Fences: Reflecting on the First Two Decades of Our Foundation.” In this year’s letter, Bill and Melinda reflect on what they’ve learned over the past two decades and how the world...
  • Impressions from the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 21 January. Copyright by World Economic Forum

    Four Ways to Accelerate Social Mobility in Emerging Markets with the Internet of Things

    Continual investment in new technology now required to be competitive has become a significant hurdle Pilot projects carried out across 130 SMEs in Brazil indicate that government could help SMEs unlock economic value and improve societal mobility if a new framework is applied  Read the report here and for more...
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    Creating Livelihoods For Underserved Women in Asia-Pacific

    Impact Investment Exchange (IIX)’s award-winning Women’s Livelihood BondTM Series (WLB Series) – Asia-Pacific’s first-ever multi-country gender bond series to be listed on a stock exchange – has gained new support the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and...
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    Burning Planet: Climate Fires and Political Flame Wars Rage

    January 15th, 2020, London (United Kingdom): Economic and political polarization will rise this year, as collaboration between world leaders, businesses and policy-makers is needed more than ever to stop severe threats to our climate, environment, public health and technology systems. This points to a clear need for a multistakeholder...
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    Regulatory environment improved for women’s economic participation, World Bank

    January 15th, 2020, Washington (USA): The regulatory environment for women’s economic participation has improved over the past two years, with 40 economies enacting 62 reforms that will help women – half the world’s population – realize their potential and contribute to economic growth and development, says a new World...
  • P&G 2019 Citizenship Report Highlights Community Impact, Gender Equality

    Cincinnati (USA): The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) today released its 2019 Citizenship Report, detailing progress in its Citizenship focus areas of Community Impact, Diversity & Inclusion, Gender Equality and Environmental Sustainability built on the foundation of Ethics and Corporate Responsibility. From reaching its 2020 goal of providing 15 billion...
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    Accelerating SDGs Action

    November 21st, 2019, New Delhi (India): The inaugural SDGs Impact Summit was held in New Delhi at the Taj Palace Hotel, convening 500+ international delegates, panelists, change makers, activists and influencers rallying to propel the momentum of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The summit was conceptualized by...
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    US Institute of Peace Launches Women Building Peace Award

    November 21st, 2019, Washington (USA): In recognition of the pivotal role women play in building peace in fragile or conflict-affected countries or regions, the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) has launched the Women Building Peace Award. The award honors a woman peacebuilder whose substantial and practical contribution to peace is an...
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    The HerStory Project Empowers Women

    November 14th, 2019, New York (USA): Bharat Bhise, founder and CEO of Bravia Capital, and his wife Swati Bhise, today announced the launch of the “Making Herstory Project” (HerStory), a nonprofit, non-partisan advocacy organization aimed at closing the gender gap and promoting the economic empowerment of women. “I believe that over...