Tag Archives: D. Talks

D. Talks – Environmentally sustainable sourcing: How multinational food companies are rethinking supply chains

By Yuting Lien Do you know where your food comes from? And perhaps more importantly, do the companies who make our food know where it comes from? In many cases the answer is “no,” says Tensie Whelan, President of Rainforest … Continue reading

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D. Talks – Social Entrepreneurship: A Spectrum

By Eleanor Joseph and Gib Lopez What exactly is the boundary between social enterprise and “business-as-usual”? This question bears consideration, as it informs how shareholders, employees, and customers think about the companies that they support. Social enterprise has been defined … Continue reading

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Video: D. Talks – Amir Dossal, Chairman of the Global Partnerships Forum

By Cecilia Chen and Sanchali Pal Recently, Amir Dossal, Chairman of the Global Partnerships Forum and Co-Initiator of the Pearl Initiative, visited Dalberg New York to deliver a D. Talk on corporate philanthropy’s shift from charity to smart investment. Mr. … Continue reading

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D. Talks: Connecting the ‘tech side’ to the ‘gender side’ of bridging the ICT gender gap

In the parts of the world with reliable access to high-speed Internet, complaints about unrelenting email and a culture that’s too ‘wired’ and ‘always on’ are common. In those places, it’s easy to forget that a majority of the world’s … Continue reading

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D. Talks: The Changing Corporate Dynamic: Shifting From Charity to Smart Investment

By Angela Rastegar In a world of increasingly linked global markets, corporations are beginning to realize opportunities exist in finding synergies between sustaining business competitiveness and promoting social outcomes. Accordingly, corporations are shifting their “corporate social responsibility” (CSR) efforts from … Continue reading

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D. Talks: A promising solution for youth unemployment in MENA countries

by Cecilia Z. Chen In Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries, only 35% of youth participate in the labor force, compared to 52% globally. Chronic youth unemployment runs rampant, at 26.5% and 27.9% for the Middle East and North … Continue reading

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D. Talks: The Engagement Gap

by Yuting Lien, Summer Consultant In the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), the HIV infection rate is among the highest in the world. Local clinics offer free information, testing and other services, but many people refuse to visit them. … Continue reading

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D.Talks: Big Data in Development

By Lily Lyman, Angela Rastegar, and Dan Zook In 2011, the world produced more data than in all previous years combined. Collected through digital platforms such as social media, mobile phones, and other technologies, “big data” – or the massive … Continue reading

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