Emerging Markets

Rise of the Green Dragon: China Tops 2012 Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index

"It's little surprise that emerging markets fare well in the rankings, considering the economic turbulence in the developed world." -- A.T. Kearney 2012 FDI Confidence Index

The Hottest Trend in Microfinance: Village Savings and Loan Associations

"Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs), based in the community, are complementary to MFIs, tending to serve the very poor whose income is irregular and less reliable and who may not be full-time business people." -- Hugh Allen, founder, VSL Associates, and Mark Staehle, enterprise advisor, Chars Livelihoods Programme

Cheryl Heller: An Exclusive Justmeans Q&A

Cheryl Heller is the chair of a new MFA program launching in the fall of 2012 at the School of Visual Arts in New York called Design for Social Innovation, which views social innovation as "the application of new strategies and models to solving the challenges the world faces and to strengtheni

SEED Awards 2011: The UN Honors Social and Environmental Entrepreneurship in Developing Nations

"The SEED Award winners are true examples of what a greener economy can look like." -- Julia Marton-Lefevre, Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN){1}

Why Honey is a South African start-up that has developed an innovative initiative that effectively tackles several issues in a single business plan.

Partners in Clime: Public Sector Support for Private Equity and Venture Capital Climate Solutions in Emerging Markets

"Leaders of emerging economies must ensure that they are able to attract high-quality, sustainable investment." -- Tony Blair, November 28, 2011

Welcome to the Participation Age: Hillary Clinton Calls for Elimination of Economic Barriers to Women

"We are entering the Participation Age, where every individual, regardless of gender or other characteristics, is poised to be a contributing and valued member of the global marketplace." -- US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton{1}

Emerging Markets, Emergent Women: Breaking the Glass Ceiling in the Developing World

"Great value derives not only from women as leaders, but also from the diversity of thought that women can help provide." -- Sharon Allen, chairman, Deloitte LLP, Deloitte LLP {1}

The Asian Explosion: Searching for Sustainability on the World’s Most Populous Continent

"Countries that move quickly down a clean energy pathway will be the economic powerhouses of the 21st century." -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Masipag: Going Beyond Sustainability in the Philippines

"We have the best workforce in the world." -- Philippine Economic Zone Authority

"Masipag" is the Filipino word for industrious, a term that has often been used to describe the nation's workers and a trait that has made the Philippines a growing destination for foreign direct investment (FDI).

Ghana Fishin’: Sustainable Aquaculture in Sub-Saharan Africa’s Fastest-Growing Economy

"Foreign direct investment is relatively low for an economy of Ghana's potential." -- World Bank, June 17, 2011

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