IGD Leadership Council



Leadership Council Supports Development Reform During Budget Debate//

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Members of IGD’s Leadership Council sent a letter to Congress last week making the case that disproportionate cuts to international affairs funding would do little to help the deficit, since the entire account makes up less than 1% of the federal budget, and would harm the bipartisan effort during the… Read More


Business Leaders in Action: Robert A. Mosbacher, Jr.//

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“It is essential to craft a new and dynamic approach to economic development that reflects the realities of a 21st century global economy and incorporates the participation of a wide variety of new players, particularly those from the private sector.” Robert A. Mosbacher, Jr. sees collaboration between business and the… Read More


Business Leaders in Action: Sally Jewell//

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“If poverty reduction is going to be sustainable, businesses need to be involved.” Sally Jewell, IGD Board Chair and CEO of Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), believes that corporations have an inherent responsibility to ensure social and environmental sustainability. At REI, Ms. Jewell has committed to ensuring sustainable production practices, stating… Read More


The Business of Effective Development//

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This is a guest post by Harold W. McGraw, III and Tim M. Solso When the United Nations convenes this month to assess progress toward the Millennium Development Goals, President Obama will have a perfect platform for outlining his administration’s priorities for advancing global development. After a year-long review of… Read More


A Fresh Look at Africa//

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Neville Isdell, IGD Leadership Council member and former Chairman & CEO of Coca-Cola, identified Africa as the “single best place to invest” in an interview with Erin Burnett of CNBC’s Street Signs on Monday.  He discussed how Africa’s image has evolved and the continent is now seen as a region… Read More


Business Leaders in Action: Tim Solso//

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Tim Solso, Chairman and CEO of Cummins Inc., attributes improvements in Cummins’ Africa strategy to Frontier 100. “Being a part of the Frontier 100 group connected me with African business leaders and allowed me to rethink Cummins’ Africa strategy to increase efficiency and profits,” Solso says.  A key consideration for Cummins… Read More

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