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How can companies integrate sustainable development goals?

When the Syrian refugee crisis hit the news, global educational publisher Pearson wrote a check. But after sending £500,000 ($765,605) to aid relief efforts, the company began looking for more ways to make a more personal contribution. “In big humanitarian crises like this, our usual answer is to make a philanthropic contribution,” said Kate James, […]

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Dow partners to address food security throughout the value chain

As global populations continue to rise, The Dow Chemical Company is innovating at the forefront of global sustainability challenges – leveraging its science and technology expertise, together with public-private partnerships to enable a transition to a more sustainable planet and society. The company’s recently announced partnership with AgroLAC – a funding platform focused on preserving and […]

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Economic development PPPs gain steam

Public-private partnerships for development continue to play a prominent role in American global development policy and strategy. President Barack Obama’s administration has prioritized leveraging private sector investment for development. The President’s Global Development Council — a special advisory group comprised of public, private, academic and nongovernmental representatives — continues to emphasize galvanizing the private sector and […]

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U.S Treasury Announce Major Rule Changes To Support Global Entrepreneurs And Impact Investment

President Obama, along with 182 heads of state, will sign the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) today at the United Nations General Assembly.   But earlier this week, the Obama Administration’s Treasury Department announced two major regulatory changes that could unlock significant amounts of capital, innovation and entrepreneurial energy for development worldwide. The seventeen SDG’s create a […]

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Ending Maternal and Child Deaths in Kenya-The Private Sector Can Help

In recent times, attention is turning to the role of the private sector in delivering quality health care. This was a key point at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development held in July 2015 at Addis Ababa. The President of Kenya, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta remarked at the event, that, “for all that progress, […]

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Vietnam Plans to Turn to Private Sector to Develop Infrastructure

Vietnam will need around $48 billion from 2016 through 2020 to improve the country’s weak transportation infrastructure, the country’s government says. The government said in a statement on its website that the country will have to seek funding from new sources, including from the private sector, due to constraints on the state budget.   Wall […]

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