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Dato Thiwakaran Builds Commerce Through Federation of Asian African Trade Development – Investments

In Africa, Diplomat, Economic Development, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Dato Thiwakaran of Malaysia is the Secretary-General of the Federation of Asian African Trade Development and Investments. His sectors of work include oil and gas, mining, bio-organic agriculture, renewable energy, fintech, and aerospace. Dato is an expert networker and has been able to use his influence to create a significant impact in his area of the world. He shares his …

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Investor Series-Neal Katz is Innovating How To Finance Impact Projects

In Economic Development, Funding, Investor Interviews, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Neal Katz has applied a simple concept to a complex problem. His paradigm shift has investors keeping their money but allowing their cash to create the vehicle for projects to move forward. Under the umbrella of Conscientious Credit Funding Corporation (CCFC), as Founder and CEO, Neal matches projects and investors for green construction and other major sustainable impact projects. He …

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Former US Congressman Richard Swett Has a Unique Solution for Building Sustainable Economies

In Diplomat, Economic Development, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Former United States Congressman Richard Swett (also a former United States Ambassador to Denmark) spent the summer of 2021 visiting several African countries with the aim of figuring out the best opportunities to place his economic development solution. As the CEO of Climate Prosperity Enterprise Solutions Swett’s determination to create sustainable wealth-building systems by bringing together the right partners to …

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Stephen Hobbs’ Favorite Mentor Was a 14-Year-Old Girl With a Gun Pointed at His Face

In Economic Development, Mentorship, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Dr. Stephen Hobbs spends a lot of his hours in the day working on his business, Wellth Movement Calgary, which is situated in the wellness space.  It’s very much about helping people to live a whole life. But, he’s also working on a grandparents/grandkids nature project and a mentor certification program.  Add to that some large-scale global infrastructure projects with …

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Mario Regis of the Abundance Program Promotes New Mindset for Community Problem Solving

In Climate, Economic Development, Publisher Channel by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

It’s no secret that we believe significant impact is where the goal should be in achieving solutions to big problems with lots of political and social “moving parts.”  But getting to a doable solution is nearly impossible for so many communities around the world and innovators who believe they have the golden ticket to impact.  Enter, the Abundance Program – …

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Abdulla A. Al Saleh, Undersecretary of Ministry for Economy of Foreign Trade (UAE)

In Economic Development, Game Changers 15, Technology by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

UAE Undersecretary for Foreign Trade, Abdulla A. Al Saleh, Builds Business and Peaceful Relations by Championing More Open Policies (From www.dcibf.ae) His Excellency Abdulla Al Saleh is the Under Secretary of the Foreign Trade and Industry at the UAE Ministry of Economy. Among his responsibilities is to drive closer cooperation, increase trade and investment flows, and deepen economic ties between …

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European Innovation Leader Advises on Impact Through Network Thinking

In Economic Development, Game Changers 13, Introducer Game Changers and World NGOs' Best Impact 13 by Mary Kurek1 Comment

Daria Tataj, Ph.D., Founder of Tataj Innovation, is a renowned expert on growth through Network Thinking. Dr. Tataj helps develop growth strategies for companies, cities, regions, and entire countries. As Chairwoman of High-Level Advisors to European Commissioner for Research, Science & Innovation she leads the EU policy reflection on €100 billion Horizon Europe budget. Dr. Tataj played an instrumental role …