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USAID To Strengthen Work With Private Sector, Launches New Engagement Policy

Devex: USAID launches new private sector engagement policy “The U.S. Agency for International Development launched a new private sector engagement policy Wednesday designed to change the culture and operations of the organization as it works to help countries develop. ‘Private enterprise is perhaps the most powerful force for lifting lives…

Private Sector Companies Can Play Role In Empowering Women Farmers

Devex: Opinion: The private sector should invest in women farmers to fight global hunger Jon Banner, executive vice president of global communications and president of PepsiCo Foundation at PepsiCo, and Michelle Nunn, president and CEO of CARE USA “…Women have less access to the tools, decision-making power, supplies, and information…

Speakers At AAAS Annual Meeting Address SDGs, Private Sector Investment In Science Research

SciDev.Net: SDGs ‘failing to create transformational change’ “The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are often failing to produce the profound changes needed to achieve their ambitious objectives due to a lack of coordination across the 17 separate goals, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting heard. ‘The…

Takeda Pharmaceutical Makes First Private Sector Pledge To Global Fund’s 6th Replenishment

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Takeda Makes First Private Sector Pledge for Global Fund Replenishment “Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited today became the first private sector company to announce a financial commitment to the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment. The new pledge, consisting of JP ¥ 1 billion (approximately…

Bans On Skin-Bleaching Agents Likely Not Effective As Long As Skin-Lightening Industry Continues ‘Colorist Advertising’

Washington Post: Dangerous skin bleaching has become a public health crisis. Corporate marketing lies behind it. Ramya M. Vijaya, professor of economics at Stockton University “In the past several years, multinational corporations have heavily marketed the idea that lighter skin leads to more prosperity. As a result, dangerous skin bleaching…

Associated Press Series Examines Role Of Pharmaceutical Industry In Opioid Epidemic

Pulitzer Center: Opioid Abuse: From U.S. Epidemic to Global Pandemic? “As the pharmaceutical company blamed for launching America’s opioid crisis faces mounting lawsuits, its foreign arm is expanding globally, using some of the same dubious practices. Other companies are getting in on the lucrative market, too, and prescription rates are…

UNDP Launches SDG Impact Initiative To Help Channel Private Investment To Meet SDGs

UNDP: UNDP launches ‘SDG Impact’ to help unlock investment in Global Goals “A new initiative led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) aims to help channel private investment and capital to meet the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Called SDG Impact, the initiative, launched [Tuesday] at the…