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Category Archives: Communities
By 2050, 1 in 4 people will be African. Over the last 20 years, Africa has grown at a rate of 4% and boasts half the world’s fastest growing GDP countries. Despite a contraction due to the pandemic, optimism remains high and Africa continues to present a huge opportunity for business and investment.
The use of digital technologies has substantially increased with the pandemic, serving as a lifeline for education, health, livelihood and so much more. Virtual learning has become a reality: one that extends to women in rural India. Join us as we bring together female entrepreneurs from rural India with technologists from Accenture and Amazon to […]
A recording and write-up of this webinar will be available soon. A timely conversation with Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan and Kamalini Ramdas covering healthcare inequity across low-income countries and its consequences for all. The global pandemic has put a strain on healthcare services across the world but its complications have been far worse in poorer countries. This […]
Professors Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee – who won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty – discuss findings from their latest book “Good Economics for Hard Times” with Professor Elias Papaioannou, Co-Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development and Professor of Economics at London Business School.
How can companies prioritize purpose while balancing their responsibility to shareholders? This dilemma is heightened considering some of the world’s most serious challenges exist in developing countries where solutions are unlikely to be profitable in the short term. Is the trade-off between purpose and profit necessary, or is it possible for companies to achieve both? […]
How has the pandemic affected rural health? On the one hand, we must ensure that lives are saved, yet, people’s livelihoods also need to be maintained so that they can have food on the table.
Wheeler Institute project team contributes to the development of knowledge piece on Sustainable Investment Clusters
Demonstrating how Investment Clusters and Special Economic Zones can be used to drive sustainable and inclusive growth
The Jaya Alliance, a movement to empower rural women in India, build skills and create livelihoods.
How has Dharma Life supported rural Indians in its response to COVID-19?