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Jim Yong Kim to Private Equity Investors: We Need Your Help to Boost Growth, Jobs, Equality

Jim Yong Kim to Private Equity Investors:  We Need Your Help to Boost Growth, Jobs, Equality | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim called on private equity firms to increase their investments in developing countries to help generate the growth, jobs, and equality needed to end extreme poverty.

“We have a fantastic opportunity to work together,” Dr. Kim told hundreds of investors at the 15th Annual Global Private Equity Conference, hosted by the Bank Group’s private sector arm IFC and the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA).

“…Private equity is going to play a critical role in whether or not we can truly have high aspirations for the 1.2 billion people living in absolute poverty in the world,” he said in a speech that was liveblogged and followed on Twitter with #wblive and #GPEC2013.

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