Despite the hundreds of non-governmental organizations and the continued outpouring of foreign aid, East Africa remains as a region overwhelmed by extreme poverty.
Standing with the poor means walking away from unethical leaders, even when their companies are 'succeeding.'
Our actions - and inaction - touch people we may never know and never meet across the globe.
Monsters will always exist. There's one inside each of us. But an angel lives there, too. There is no more important agenda than figuring out how to slay one and nurture the other.
When we deny the poor and the vulnerable their own human dignity and capacity for freedom and choice, it becomes self-denial. It becomes a denial of both our collective and individual dignity, at all levels of society.
I would like philanthropists to take more risks and invest more in risk capital.