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06 July 2014
Legatum team conquers Mount Kilimanjaro to help END NTDs
A team from Legatum is taking step after deliberate step to climb Africa’s highest peak and raise much needed funds to help end diseases that prohibit people from walking, working and accomplishing simple daily tasks.
07 April 2014
Why does a Dubai-based investment group care so much about vector borne...
- Mark Stoleson, Business Fights Poverty
This year, World Health Day is shining a light on the devastating impact of vector-borne diseases. Read a post by Legatum's CEO, Mark Stoleson, which discusses why an investment group cares so much about these diseases that cause more than one million deaths each year and leave hundreds of millions more debilitated, disfigured, blind or just too sick to work or go to school due to their long-term effects.
26 February 2014
MIT's Legatum Center unleashes entrepreneurs, alters thinking about...
- Forbes Asia, Jon Springer
Find an innovative way to serve the average person in a low-income country. Develop your own business plan. Convince investors. Make a healthy profit for yourself and your investors by providing economically viable solutions. These are the expectations for the students, called Fellows, at the Legatum Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
28 January 2014
Principles Before Profit: Q&A With Legatum Group CEO Mark Stoleson
- Tim Falconer, Wall Street Journal
Legatum's CEO, Mark Stoleson, talks to the Wall Street Journal about what makes the company's investment approach stand out from the crowd, why an altruistic agenda can co-exist with a profit motive, and where he thinks the next big investment opportunities exist.
07 January 2014
Crowdfunding For Good a Growing Global Movement
- Devin Thorpe
Imagine raising $17 million in one day. Using the Razoo platform, GiveMN, a statewide crowdfunding campaign for Minnesota nonprofits, did just that on November 14, 2013, when over 52,000 individual donors combined to set a record for the most money raised in a single day through crowdfunding (as far I can tell).
29 October 2013
The 2013 Legatum Prosperity Index™ Launched
- Legatum Institute
The 2013 Legatum Prosperity Index™ was launched on the 29th October 2013 by the Legatum Institute. The Prosperity Index is a unique global assessment of the national prosperity of 142 nations based on both wealth and well-being.
17 September 2013
Legatum Wins at the 2013 Commercial Interior Design Awards
- Legatum Limited
We are proud to announce that Legatum's new headquarters has won this year's prestigious 'Interior Design of the Year: Office' award.
07 July 2013
Legatum Plaza: Our New Home
- Legatum Limited
Legatum relocated its global headquarters to Legatum Plaza in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
21 May 2013
Legatum CEO Mark Stoleson on Capital Inflows in India
- Shishir Prasad, Forbes India
Mark Stoleson, CEO of Legatum, tells Forbes India that what happened in the Andhra Pradesh microfinance sector was an aberration, but it almost killed off the entire sector.
27 March 2013
Who Are The Happiest People In The World?
- Dean Arrindell and Lauren Lyster, Just Explain It
The United Nations passed a resolution declaring March 20, 2013 the first International Day of Happiness. The resolution recognized "happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world and the importance of their recognition in public policy objectives." So, why is happiness so important? How is happiness measured? And what countries are the happiest?
05 March 2013
New END Fund website launched
- Legatum Limited
We are proud to announce the launch of the new END Fund website! The END Fund is a collaboration between some of the most progressive philanthropists around the globe, coming together to form the world's first private initiative aimed at tackling neglected tropical diseases. The END Fund provides exceptional return on investment by harnessing the highly scalable impact of low-cost mass drug administrations.
01 February 2013
Legatum Fellows bring innovation to emerging markets
- Legatum Center at MIT
Legatum Center students see opportunities in the emerging economies of Asia, Africa and Latin America.
02 January 2013
Social Impact Is Investing, Not Fundraising
- The NonProfit Times
Susan Raymond, Ph.D. of Changing Our World Inc. outlined the arc of evolution in philanthropy. The first stage is when philanthropists talk about collaboratives. “Donors understand they can never get to scale themselves,” she said. An example of collaboration is the END Fund of Wayne, Pa., which seeks to aggregate $100 million to fight neglected tropical diseases in Africa.
21 December 2012
Investor link-ups may represent new norm for owners
- Joe Brady, Stamford, Tradewinds
The tie-up between Scorpio Tankers and Dubai fund outfit Legatum could provide a new model for cash-starved shipowners.
15 October 2012
From Hunger to Hope
Razoo have teamed up with Yum! Brands to host the "Hunger to Hope" giving day to celebrate World Food Day. Participate by visiting http://hungertohope.razoo.com.
05 June 2012
The END Fund Launches to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa
Ellen Agler, Chief Executive Officer of The END Fund, the world’s first private philanthropic initiative to combat the seven most common neglected tropical diseases in Africa, announced today the official launch of The END Fund, as well as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's commitment of US$ 2 million to The END Fund.
11 May 2012
Launch of the new Legatum.com website
- Legatum Limited
We are delighted to unveil our new online home at www.legatum.com. More than just a redesign, the new site includes fresh content covering our approach to investing, our people, our history and our values.
16 April 2012
Appointment of Ellen Agler as CEO of The END Fund
- The END Fund
Legatum announces the appointment of Ellen Agler as Chief Executive Officer of The END Fund, the world’s first donor-advised fund dedicated to neglected tropical diseases.
01 April 2012
Sanuk Means All Kinds Of Fun
- Avril Foley, Legatum
Having fun isn’t just limited to April Fools’ Day – we think you can have fun every day of the year when sanuk is part of your life.
27 March 2012
MFI sector will take years to recover: Philip Vassiliou
- Somasroy Chakraborty, Business Standard
In an interview conducted by the Business Standard, Legatum’s managing director Philip Vassiliou says the industry will take years to recover even if a national microfinance law is introduced.
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