IFC: Climate Change – Threat and Opportunity for Private Sector

As world leaders met at the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in...

IFC: After Paris, What’s Next for the Private Sector?

It’s been two months now since the historic climate change conference, COP21, wrapped up in Paris, concluding with 195 countries pledging to take actions...

IFC: Latin America and the Caribbean – Seizing a Trillion Dollar Opportunity in Climate...

Soon the world will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the historic climate agreement signed in Paris in December 2015. The agreement will be implemented...

Mary Robinson: A Lifetime Dedicated to Human Rights

Lawyer, legislator, social reformer, politician, and UN High Commissioner, Mary Robinson has been a powerful force for change in her native Ireland and across...

Ilan Kapoor: Not Easily Impressed by Do-Gooders

Professor Ilan Kapoor doesn’t believe in participatory development. He considers the concept little more than a misleading slogan – harsher words have been used...

The Funny German: Henning Wehn

Henning Wehn has carved out the most unlikely career as a stand-up comedian in the UK. Unlikely, because most British people are convinced that...

UNCDF “What Did We Learn?” Series: UNCDF MicroLead Expansion Innovations Reaching Low Income Markets...

Increasing the capacity of financial institutions to provide low-balance savings accounts and reach low-income clients in developing countries with technology-driven products has become an...

Eden Full Goh: Here Comes the Sun

Eden Full Goh was barely ten when she picked up a book at the neighbourhood library with detailed instructions on how to build a...

Dr Bernard Kourchner: Activist of Humanitarian Intervention

Humanitarian, activist, doctor, and politician: Bernard Kouchner is an outspoken advocate for the duty of states to intervene in other countries in order to...

Liya Kebede: Millionaire with a Heart

The people of rugged, landlocked Ethiopia do not lack in natural grace and beauty. Some of the best-known modern Ethiopians are phenomenal long distance...