Robin Cook

May 30, 2013
Robert Geneid - Ecotourism

How Prince Albert II and Robert Geneid Helped Promote the Evolution of Ecotourism in Asia

The rise of ecotourism in Asia might be one of the more under-reported major stories of the year. Ecotourism is generally understood as smaller scale tourism that places a premium on environmental conservation. The transfer of wealth to Asia and the many spectacular Asian destinations for the Western budget-conscious traveler […]
May 21, 2013
Save the Children

Drug Manufacturers Embrace Philanthropy

The pharmaceutical industry has been weathering public controversies for decades, not only in dealing with damage control on countless patents that are either proven to be ineffective or dangerous, but also with the crushing cost of their drugs in developing countries. This last point has been painfully obvious with anti-malarial […]
May 8, 2013
Daktari

Profits and Philanthropy

The BBC’s online site has been running a very optimistic and revelatory series entitled ‘Running a Business.’ Besides being an in-depth look at innovative new ideas, it is also a showcase for underdogs persevering in this current economic malaise. Never fear, small business owners might just be the answer to […]
May 2, 2013
West and Africa building partenerships

Africa’s New Models in Philanthropy

The recent Madonna debacle in Malawi – centered around a statement sent from the State House erroneously labeling the singer as a pompous attention-seeker for her charity work (who would have thought?) – has led to a much larger investigative look at the role philanthropy now plays in Africa. I recently read […]