The Business of Changing the World–Keynote Presentation by Raj Kumar

This session recording is available in English and Spanish.

Drawing on two decades covering global development as editor in chief of Devex, Raj Kumar explored how nontraditional models of philanthropy and aid are empowering the world’s poorest people to make progress. While traditional models of aid were heavily reliant on big-budget projects from a few key players, Raj explained how billionaires, tech disrupters, and social entrepreneurs are transforming the global aid industry. This talk also addressed shifting trends Kumar continues to see as the world and development sector grapples with COVID-19.

Welcome Remarks:

  • Mary Jane Melendez, Vice President, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer, General Mills, and President, General Mills Foundation, USA.


  • Raj Kumar, Founding President & Editor-in-Chief, Devex, USA
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