‘Profitability is Sustainability’ : 17 ideas on business and development

The challenge to business Adapt your models for poor countries: The role of the private sector goes beyond bolt-on philanthropic activities, it can be embedded in everyday business. This demands different business models. In GSK’s case, developing medicines and vaccines and making sure they are accessible is the contribution we can make. We have switched […]

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Business Sees International Development As Both Duty And Opportunity

Many who work in the field of international development think of governments and large multilateral development institutions like the IMF and World Bank along with other large NGOs as the real players in that space. Increasingly, however, business is playing a role as more people in the commercial world recognize both the responsibility and the opportunities […]

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Economic Vitality Building Regional Cohesion in the EU

Since its founding act, the Treaty of Rome in 1957, the European Community has pursued a policy of economic and social cohesion among its members. Formed in the aftermath of the Second World War, the EC was built on the belief that countries that trade together become economically interdependent and thus, less likely to engage […]

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IMF Says Growth In Emerging Markets And Developing Economies Are Expected To Pick Up In 2016

According to a recent report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), economic growth in emerging markets through calendar year 2016 will grow to 4.7 percent, driven by improvements in conditions in certain distressed economies, including Russia and economies in the Middle East and North Africa. The IMF is also forecasting that increases in global growth […]

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The power of collaboration: 6 success factors for private-NGO partnerships

Organizations from different sectors are increasingly recognizing the potential of greater cooperation to achieve positive change and improve the way that individual organizations can approach their work. This new outlook finds nongovernmental organizations identifying opportunities to work with private sector companies and, in turn, companies are seeing the benefits of greater engagement with civil society […]

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