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Navigating the Jungle Gym of a Career in International Development

By Annelise Matsuo, Membership & Events Intern, Global Washington

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On July 20, 2016, Global Washington partnered with Landesa to lead a panel discussion on careers in international development, hosted at the PATH headquarters in Seattle. The discussion was moderated by Global Washington’s Executive Director, Kristen Dailey, and included Radha Friedman, Michele Frix, and Rebecca Okelo, three young professionals who have already made significant contributions to the vibrant international development community in Washington state. Friedman currently serves as Director of Programs at World Justice Project, Michele Frix is Chief of Staff at the Seattle Foundation, and Rebecca Okelo is founder and Executive Director of MED25 International. Read More

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World Bicycle Relief

By Amanda Pain

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Dave Neiswander, President of World Bicycle Relief (WBR), remembers his first trip to Zambia in 2007. As he rode in the back of a pick-up truck with WBR co-founder Leah Missbach Day, they imagined seeing bicycles along that same road connecting resources to people living in the last mile community of Palabana. Today, WBR has provided over 15,000 Buffalo Bicycles to the rural, isolated area of Palabana, and their dream has become a reality.
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24 Financial Ventures Changing the World Through Social Impact Investing

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The world of social impact investing is expanding rapidly. In 2012 the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment reported $3.31 trillion in US  assets held by 443 institutional investors and 272 money managers. In addition,1,043 community investment institutions applied ESG standards into their investment portfolios. One of the most interesting parts about social impact investing is the returns investors are seeing. A 2015 Report by Morgan Stanley indicated that sustainable investing funds have actually met or exceeded the median returns of traditional equity funds. The report also made an excellent point about volatility. The report states that 72 percent of the companies surveyed with a social impact purpose showed higher profitability and lower volatility. This is important to note, because where there is low volatility and growth in a certain sector, big sums of money tend to pour in.

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