To Reduce Risk, Build Trust, in Developing Countries and the U.S.
Mena Cammett ’12 of the World Bank says that the tools used to analyze risk in emerging markets are increasingly relevant to the United States. To mitigate vulnerabilities, build trust.
Helping the Hardest Hit
Even when the economy was roaring along, far too many Americans lacked the savings and support to respond to an unexpected loss of income. The COVID-19 crisis has thrown that fragility into stark relief.
Suzanne Lagarde ’14 on Giving Back
We talked with Dr. Suzanne Lagarde ’14, CEO of Fair Haven Community Health Care, about delivering healthcare to those who need it most.
Jane Mendillo ’84 on Partnership
Jane Mendillo ’84, a member of the board of directors of General Motors and the former CEO of the Harvard Management Company, on how her partnership with her husband, Ralph Earle ’84, has formed the foundation for her life and career.
Should Government Run on Rules or Principles?
Janhabi Nandy ’09, an official at the Treasury Board of Canada, makes the case that a nuanced, principle-based approach can make government more effective.
Can Civics Education Repair a Failing Democracy?
Louise Dubé ’88 of the nonprofit iCivics argues that engagement in civic life requires skills that many schools no longer teach.
What Does it Take to Bring Offshore Wind to Massachusetts?
Offshore wind could bring cheap power to Massachusetts and help turn the state into a green tech hub. But before the turbines start turning, a variety of stakeholders, including the state’s iconic fishing industry, need to be brought on board.
Ranji Nagaswami ’86 on Telling Hard Truths
As chief investment adviser for New York City, Ranji Nagaswami ’86 delivered the unvarnished truth when she discovered unwelcome news about the city’s pension funds.
Can Mobile Money Boost Financial Inclusion in Southern Africa?
Linda Du ’19, an MBA student at Yale SOM, traveled to Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to talk with providers, customers, and others about the technology’s potential.
Danguole Altman ’85 on Career and Family
Danguole Altman ’85, founder of Vapogenix, on the choices she made as she led multiple companies and raised a family.
Nancy Pfund ’82 on Tradeoffs in Impact Investing
Impact investor Nancy Pfund ’82 discusses the tradeoffs that inevitably occur when you try to put values into practice.