On June 27-28, 2017, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, organized a meeting of 50 university faculty members who teach and carry out research on impact investing. With an emphasis on finance and accounting specialists, the convening was attended by professors from several business schools:
The 2017 Africa Competitiveness Report is out. It is the joint product of the African Development Bank, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum. To enable Africa’s young and growing population to transform the continent, the report says: “Well-targeted investments in physical and human capital will be key factors
On June 13, 2017, in Ottawa, MIT Professor Daron Acemoglu, author of Why Nations Fail, gave the annual David Dodge Lecture on the subject of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work. In his talk, Prof. Acemoglu made an important distinction between enabling technologies whose effects generate productivity gains and new jobs,
Karim Harji, Director of Research and Senior Associate at E. T. Jackson and Associates, facilitated a workshop on social impact measurement at the American Evaluation Association Summer Institute in Atlanta.
In the final blog in the AEA series on feminist evaluation, Donna Mertens and Julie Newton highlight innovative strategies for measuring the empowerment of women and girls, and the use of mixed methods for social justice.
The Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI), in association with Unesco and other partners, has published a major report entitled Towards s Socially Responsible University: Balancing the Global and the Local. International champions of engaged higher education, Budd Hall and Rajesh Tandon, served as co-editors of report.
The World Bank raised $173 million from the capital markets for the first United Nations Sustainable Development Bond. The bond is linked to an index of 50 companies.
In their AEA365 blog, Franesca D’Emidio and her colleagues report on their experiences in training women to analyze power shifts using participatory tools.
In their AEA365 blog, Peiyao Chen, Kelly Gannon and Lucy McDonald-Steward discuss an online assessment tool they have used with women’s rights movements.
On International Women’s Day, Oxfam’s Francesca Rhodes argues that decent work and fair wages, valuing unpaid work, and a louder voice for women in decision-making are long overdue.