Tag Archives: D. Talks

Why “Anti-Poverty” Vaccines Matter, with Dr. Peter Hotez

By Sylvia Warren and Sara Wallace “Every single person living in extreme poverty is afflicted by at least one neglected tropical disease,” Dr. Peter Hotez of the Sabin Vaccine Institute explained in a recent D. Talk at Dalberg’s DC office. Though … Continue reading

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Video: D. Talks – Steve Daniels, Founding Director of Makeshift Magazine, on Design and Global Development

By Cecilia Chen and Hanna Seminario Below, Steve Daniels, IBM Design Lead and Founding Director of Makeshift magazine, talks hacks, informal economies, and Human-Centered Design with Dalberg Video: In a recent D. Talk, Steve came to Dalberg’s New York office … Continue reading

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D. Talk – Addressing ‘Unfinished Business’ with the Sustainable Development Goals

By Monica Dey In 2000, leaders from around the world came to an agreement on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – eight ambitious goals, from halving extreme poverty to stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2015. Since then, the MDGs have … Continue reading

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D. Talks – The “Sweet Spot” of Social Impact and Business Value: CSR Lessons from Christine Bader

By Sneha Sheth Traditionally, corporate social responsibility (CSR) has ranged from donations to a CEO’s favorite nonprofit to company-sponsored employee volunteer days. But in recent years, CSR has started to change. Growing awareness of corporations’ potential to help solve global … Continue reading

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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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