Corporate Involvement In Achieving Millenium Development Goals

June 24, 2007 at 3:29 pm Leave a comment

I just finished a truly inspirational book by Jeffrey Sachs, macroeconomist and economic advisor, entitled “The End Of Poverty: Economic Possibilities For Our Time“.  Sach’s gives a great conceptual overview of the world economy and how it connects and functions.  He also lays out an ingenious plan to rid the world of extreme poverty by the year 2025 using the United Nations Millenium Development Goals (MDG’s) as a foundation. 

 Seeing a need for corporate involvement here, as world governments and relief organizations have consistently failed in properly aiding developing economies, I have requested web space from Barnraiser.net in order to incubate a business that actually has a purpose, besides making a profit, to contribute to the fulfillment of the original MDG’s that ultimately aim to halve extreme poverty in the world by 2015. 

 Greatly influenced and inspired by several conversations I had recently with a few incredible people, as well as some important works of literature, I have decided that there is no more time to waste in moving to develop this initiative.  What exactly it will look like when fully developed, I’m not sure yet, but the time to start is now. 

For any readers of this blog, I would deeply appreciate your support, thoughts, comments, ideas, and feedback.

Yes, I firmly believe that one person can change the world, and being fortunate enough to be born and raised in a democratic, developed, rich country such as Canada, I am responsible for using the gifts I’ve been given in ways that will 1) provide adequate financial support for my family, and 2) change this world for the better.

Stay tuned for updates.

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