The systemically low prices in cocoa have drastic consequences for farmers and their families. More than 2 million children in the Ivory Coast and Ghana are being deprived of their childhoods, either working in extremely hazardous conditions or working in lieu of going to school, so that we can get our chocolate fix.
For prospective multicultural employees, suppliers, investors, and business partners, the current universe of Silicon Valley keiretsus represents a substantial barrier to entry and, largely, explains the severe paucity of diverse employees, suppliers, partners and investors in Silicon Valley companies.
The decision to change your career path is not a choice to take lightly. Venturing into the unknown is uncomfortable, and it is scary. The easy choice is inaction--accepting your career circumstances with complacency. Resolving against complacency in search of something more inspiring requires courage.
Expanding government benefits of health and education is one thing. But we need to develop ideas that illustrate government "by" the people, not only "for" the people. How can we recover the idea that everyday citizens are supposed to be in charge, producers not only consumers, and government can be an empowering partner?
ReGen, the initiative I had promised myself and the Global Shapers community on behalf of the Athens Hub upon leaving Davos, is now a reality. Through ReGen, we've waged our very own modern day Battle of Thermopylae. A best-practice that against all odds delivers measurable, on-going, and resilient impact exemplifying the Forum's values.