For over 25 years, we have helped businesses make an even stronger impact on the societies they serve. The Institute will now do the same in conflict contexts.
There is no peace without development and there is no development without peace – we have proven that applying the tried and tested techniques we have learned in the corporate sector to social issues really works.
Enhancing economic prosperity through brokering industry and regional governments
Sustainable peace within and between societies is really only possible when people have fair access to sustainable livelihood and asset accumulation opportunities, combined with general well-being, justice and security in a context of good governance.
Enhancing education in business, finance and management skills
According to the Asian Development Bank, the development of business skills are crucial for economic growth and prosperity. We provide, through a partnership with one of the world’s most prestigious business schools, a renowned programme which teaches business, finance and management skills to entrepreneurs in challenging regions who want to build thriving enterprises.
“I wish this workshop could be done for the leaders of countries. My message to them is that there is always a new way of looking at the conflict.”
“One of the important changes I’ll make as a consequence of this programme is that I’ll always try to look at things from a mutual perspective – not a one sided viewpoint anymore.”
“This programme had a changing impact. It helped me to develop effective leadership skills and to brainstorm my ideas and strategies and make a presentation on my vision for justice, peace and security”.
Cows pave the path to prosperity
The agricultural sector plays a strategic role in the process of the economic development of a country. It has already made a significant contribution to the economic prosperity of advanced countries – its role in the economic development of less developed countries is vital. Agricultural revolutions precede industrial revolutions.
A greater part of the South Asian population live in rural areas with an average family income of US $67 per month, depending on inefficient cattle for food and income. There is no dairy infrastructure in place to sell products to and the yield rates of the cattle are staggeringly low.
The Bridge Institute is brokering banks, dairy companies, dairy technology companies and relevant NGOs to create a new dairy industry in South Asia, so that rural farmers can get a sustained income and higher protein into their diets.