Category Archives: Business

Resilience is the word of the day at the Rockefeller Foundation

According to Strategy+Business, Rodin has adopted the concept of resilience as a core focus of the Rockefeller Foundation. She is deploying the philanthropic organization’s US$4.2 billion in assets to promote and develop the resilience of cities and organizations, preparing for crisis situations and promoting inclusive economies.

In a world of change and conflict “the capacity of any entity…to prepare for disruptions, to recover from shocks and stresses, and to adapt and grow from a disruptive experience” becomes even more important.  

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Judith Rodin talks about the power of resilience in her book  ,The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong (PublicAffairs, 2014).  She has served as the president of the Rockefeller Foundation since 2005.

Rodin’s required readings can be checked out at:  http://www.strategy-business.com/blog/Judith-Rodins-Required-Reading 

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HBS Alumni Angels of Brazil raises funds from the Inter American Development Bank

HBS Alumni Angels of Brazil  has been in operation in Brazil for the last three years. The group developed an interesting model that combines volunteer work with financial investments to impact the entrepreneurial community.

The good news is that they have just received a grant from IBD – Inter American Development Bank, to help to support its activities on Angel investing and entrepreneurship in Brazil. The HBS Alumni Angels is open to all Harvard Alumni. Congrats! 

NYTIMES: Buy American? Upscale Investors Look Abroad

Shift of strategy investment wise. More and more investors are looking for new geographies and asset classes. Check the article by PAUL SULLIVAN in the Times today.

“Well-heeled American investors have been doing something lately that they resisted for decades — becoming more like their European, Asian and Latin American counterparts and substantially diversifying their portfolios outside their home country… ”

Published: November 19, 2010

What is the future of Economic Policy in the Developing World?

Dr Otaviano Canuto

The

International Institute for Strategic Studies holds a book launch debate on

The Day After Tomorrow: A Handbook on the Future of Economic Policy in the Developing World with Otaviano Canuto, head of poverty reduction and economic management at the World Bank.

The book, which is also coauthor by Marcelo Giugale,  looks at how developing countries are driving the global economy.

The handbook is avalilable on line from the World Bank link.

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