Beyond best practice examples - Alexis Sampson & Michael Jarvis report from today's conference:
Over the next two days, Alexis Sampson and Michael Jarvis, both from the World Bank Institute, will be your eyes and ears at the ongoing 12th International Business Forum (IBF) in Washington, DC. Here is their first post:
On October 9 and 10, the 12th International Business Forum in Washington, DC will reflect on the role that businesses can and should play in shaping the regulation in the global business arena.
This year's focus is on two main issues: business action on climate change, and private sector's role in curbing corruption.
Ahead of Paris Fashion Week, Washington, DC will have its own ethical fashion show this Thursday. The organizers hope to draw public attention to the final product but also to those who made it and the raw materials used.
But why does fashion matter? The textile and apparel industries represent 10 percent of global trade with the developing world, and clothing imports to the U.S. account for 90 percent of the its $60 billion market.
What drives entrepreneurship across countries? What is the effect of entrepreneurship on economic development? Important questions, but up to now little data to answer them.
Next time you browse the fastest-growing video sharing website on the Internet – which uploads 65,000 every 24 hours and averages 20 million visitors a month - be sure to check out the new World Bank channel.
Banks and microfinance institutions have been applying new technologies to increase lending volume, reduce costs and reach new customers. Seeking ways to further improve efficiency IFC, CGAP and Visa International will bring lenders and borrowers from over 40 countries to Washington, DC from September 17th to 19th.
Can video and computer games help people manage their health? The Changemakers at the Ashoka Foundation think so.