by Sean Tennerson, Program Officer, The Case Foundation
For those of you who know the Case Foundation, we’re bullish on the impact investing movement and the power of private capital for public good. While still a relatively small market, impact investments are surging, with some seeing a trillion-dollar market potential by 2020. Against that context, we do a lot of thinking about what is standing in the way of tipping significantly more interested investors to activated investors.
Barclays has launched a new report on the future of business scale-ups in the UK. This is the culmination of a partnership, established in January last year, with the business schools of both the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.
In the country at the Cape of Good Hope, social responsibility is not just a buzzword, but is brought to life in manifold ways. Volkswagen Group’s main focus for the region rests on education and on helping people to help themselves. Nonkqubela Maliza, Director of Corporate and Governmental Affairs at Volkswagen Group South Africa, explains: “We think on a long-term basis and always ask whether our contribution will ensure sustainable progress in the community.”
Janus, the ancient Roman god of beginnings, transitions and endings, had a distinct advantage. He had two faces – one gazing forward, into the future. The other, looking back, at the past.
And while Janus might be an allegorical character, Janus-like vision is an imperative for today’s leaders. That’s because the vision that is so critical to effective leadership is about seeing not in one direction, but in all of them.
China is an important emerging market for Caterpillar and one of the keys to our future success. We already have an extensive history of commitment and service in China, and we are devoted to long-term investment and growth long into the future. Over the past 35 years, as China has experienced rapid economic growth, Cat® machines have made significant contributions to the development and construction of infrastructure throughout the country.