Acumen Fund is launching a Fellows Program to provide ten extraordinary young professionals with a unique opportunity to use their skills to effect real social change... Fellows will spend one year working with our team and with local entrepreneurs, gaining intensive experience in price performance, logistics, distribution systems, scaling and innovative technology.
Many public policies move in and out of fashion, but few have shifted in pendulum-like manner to the extent of privatization.
For more, see John Nellis’ new paper on ‘Privatization in Developing Countries: A Summary Assessment’:
The 2006 Human Rights Watch World Report is out, with podcasts. This year’s edition has a special section on why corporations should welcome global human rights rules.
The 3rd annual NYU Stern Conference of Social Entrepreneurs: Where Practice and Research Align will be held April 6-8 in New York.
After all the recent disasters of the past year—from the tsunami to the Pakistan earthquake to Hurricane Katrina—Concrete Canvas is a fitting choice. The idea is to create hardened, concrete structures for disaster victims that are much more durable than tents… You have a package, you add water, you add air, and you have structure.
WBCSD invites you to a debate on ‘The Role of Business in Tomorrow’s Society’ - Geneva, February 20. Some topics on the table include: