Here in Seattle, the days are getting shorter, the air chillier, and stringed lights are beginning to appear throughout the city. The holiday season has arrived. Next week, many of you will spend Thanksgiving with loved ones, sharing a meal and reflecting on all that you're thankful for.
It is fitting that I write about the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (OPIC) impact investing strategy, challenges and goals on Global Partnerships’ (GP's) blog because GP is one of OPIC's highly successful impact investments.
We are delighted to announce that we were presented with an “Access to Finance” award as part of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s (OPIC, the U.S. government’s development finance institution) inaugural Impact Awards.
“Financial inclusion is one important aspect of empowering people living in poverty, but we all know there are other facets to it,” said Rick Beckett, Global Partnerships’ (GP) president and CEO.
As we all get ready to celebrate Independence Day and our collective spirit of patriotism, it’s a good time to reflect on U.S. generosity around the world.