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Lonely Planet founder supports leaders in addressing development issues

POSTED June 19, 2018

Lonely Planet founder supports leaders in addressing development issues

Encouraging entrepreneurship in vulnerable communities can create lasting change

CommRise from the field

The founder of the iconic Lonely Planet travel guide series, along with his wife, have committed $10-million pounds (approximately $17.4-million) to educate new business leaders in addressing development issues.

“If you’re pushing entrepreneurship, it’s the developing world where we would particularly like to see it happening,” Tony Wheeler is quoted as saying by Thomson Reuters Foundation of his support to up-and-coming leaders through the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development at the London Business School in England.

The school is committed to the cause: “We believe business can and should be a force for good,” reads a note on the school’s website. “We intend to tackle global issues head-on: we are uniquely placed to provide trusted insights and real-world expertise.”

Christian Children’s Fund of Canada believes in working together as part of a global agenda to reduce poverty around the world by 2030. Stories like this are integral to putting those plans in motion.

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