Empowering Emerging Markets for Sustainability- an interview with Deirdre White on Uncommon Giving

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This episode is #18 in popularity of the top 20 shows on Solutionz Live! with almost 1500 downloads.

Deirdre White is an internationally recognized leader in economic
development and the national movement of International Corporate
Volunteerism.  Through her work at CDC Development Solutions, she builds
win-win partnerships that bridge gaps between the public and private

CDC Development Solutions
(CDS) leverages public, private and volunteer resources to strengthen
SMEs and the institutions, governments, and industries that drive
economic growth in emerging markets. For over two decades, CDS, a
non-profit, non-governmental organization, has provided innovative,
market-driven solutions utilizing a variety of methodologies to create
sustainable economic development in over 80 countries on 5 continents.

Under Deirdre’s leadership, CDC Development Solutions
also works in partnership with major extractive firms such as Chevron,
ExxonMobil, and BP to ensure better participation of local residents in
the extractive economy.  By building the capacity of local suppliers to
contract with these larger firms, CDC Development Solutions’ programs
contribute to the creation of thousands of jobs, while improving the
extractive sector’s ability to procure goods and services locally.

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CDS website: http://www.cdcdevelopmentsolutions.org/

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