Dear Colleagues, I will not make this a long post. From what I learned as an engineer and economics student, and then as an accountant and involved with business management and consultancy, and then relief and development ... it is absolutely clear that profitability is needed for sustainability.
Dear GKD List Members, On Friday, November 26, 2004, Shahid Uddin Akbar wrote: Still we didn't find any single project which can claim itself as Sustainable in terms of being financially viable and serving the local rural communities anywhere in the world. ..snip... Why are the
Dear Colleagues, I am not sure if the time on this focused discussion is up, but it would be too bad if it was, because I feel there is much to discuss and the discussion here has been continual and robust. [***Moderator's Note: Although today is the last day of the focused discussion, the GKD
Dear GKD Members, I too will keep this short. But first, per instructions, a brief introduction: I am currently in Mali working on sustainable (from a profit-seeking standpoint) business models for Internet access in some of the poorest regions of the world. Not only is the profit motive an
Dear Colleagues, This has been a powerful and rewarding discussion for me -- and I hope for everyone else. On behalf of the World Resources Institute, I want to thank all those who have participated and shared their insights and experience. I have been particularly struck by the degree of