For more than 25 years, a group of merchant women dubbed Las Tías (“the aunts) have provided vocational training and other services to the children of Leon, the capitol of Nicaragua’s civil war.
Author: Travis Noland
Last week, TriplePundit’s Travis Noland celebrated with adventure travel company G Adventures on its 25th anniversary, as it announced a groundbreaking partnership with National Geographic.
I was conflicted before visiting Dharavi, India. As I prepared for my visit, I became part of an ongoing debate about the real impact of “slum tourism.” I was loath to join the swaths of voyeur tourists, turning hardship into photographs. But Reality Tours transformed my perceptions.
A shift is underway across young Africa. According to a 2012 survey by Jacana Partners, a pan-African private equity firm, 70 percent of African students studying at top 10 American and European business schools plan to work in Africa following graduation. No place does the yearning for home seem greater than in Rwanda.
In contrast with the history of western corporations laying waste to African villages, modern-day companies SAP and Unilever are thriving in Africa – creating jobs and empowering communities.
Premal Shah, President of Kiva.org, summed up the week at SOCAP13: “If everything you do, you do for yourself, then when you die it all disappears. If everything you do, you do for others, it all lives on.”
The 3rd Annual Shared Value Summit gathered top executives from around the world to discuss the future for business. Learn how companies are profiting by serving their communities.