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  • 10 Quotes from Business Executives on Poverty - The Borgen Project

    Too often there is a disconnect between the business world and those around the globe suffering from poverty. These two worlds are perceived as either completely unrelated, or to a certain extent, antagonistic. However, funding global development and combating poverty are smart business choices.

    When business promotes development in ailing communities, healthy and prosperous people create new markets. As stated by current Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, “We need to stop viewing it as aid. It’s an investment.”

    Here, then, are ten quotes from business executives that you should apply in your daily fight to end poverty worldwide. A few below:

    - “We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why even be here?” – Steve Jobs

    - “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree long before.” – Warren Buffet

    - “I believe if you show people the problems and you show people the solutions, they will be moved to act.” – Bill Gates

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    #warren buffett
    #bill gates
    #steve jobs
    #Business for development
    #combating poverty
    #international aid
    #international development
    #international business
    #global markets
    #global citizen
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