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Economic Development

 

Social innovations that improve the living standards of the poor

 

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  • John Kehoe discusses how the chocolate maker TCHO has encouraged social entrepreneurship in developing countries through innovative supply chain practices.

    Featuring John Kehoe
  • An increased demand for energy means an increased need for environmental sustainability. Where does economic development fit in?

    Featuring Katie Hill
  • Jake Harriman, founder and CEO of Nuru International, traces his personal path towards sustainable solutions to poverty.

    Featuring Jake Harriman
  • Entrepreneurship concentrating on scientific collaborations and innovations is the key to fostering sustainable economic growth.

    Featuring Paul Kedrosky
  •  Thomas Barry, founder of the Zephyr Management investment firm, on opportunities for social enterprise in Africa. Thomas Barry, founder of the Zephyr Management investment firm, discusses widespread opportunities for private equity investment in Africa.

    Featuring Thomas Barry
  • Thomas Gibian, Chairman of Emerging Capital Partners on socially responsible companies and investments in Africa. Thomas Gibian, Chairman of Emerging Capital Partners, discusses the success of his organization in investing in companies across the African continent through seven funds.

    Featuring Thomas Gibian | 1
  • COO of Bats'il Maya Alberto Irezabal on the social environment in Chiapas and his nonprofit COO of Bats'il Maya Alberto Irezabal talks about the social environment in Chiapas that led to the founding of the organization, and how the co-op works.

    Featuring Alberto Irezabal
  • For Wal-Mart, social responsibility includes keeping products affordable to the millions of low- and middle-income consumers who form the bulk of its customer base. In this University podcast, Lawrence Jackson, former Wal-Mart president,  brings the perspectives of someone who grew up in…