"Community, Character and Responsible Capitalism" executive report calls for international financial dignity initiatives and new methods of public-private partnerships
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Marking the fifth anniversary of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, and with the release of President Obama's 2013 executive report on the financial crisis, Operation HOPE (HOPE) today released the executive report developed during and following the November 2012 HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit (Summit) in Atlanta, Georgia. The full report can be viewed and downloaded here.
Inspired by the third and most unfinished component of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.'s work with the Poor People's Campaign, the Summit bridges HOPE's "silver rights" movement from the civil rights campaign, and is positioned as a Davos-inspired meeting for leaders interested in the empowerment of the poor and underserved. This annual meeting served as the staging area for the gathering of commitments for business role models, business internships, youth entrepreneurship business grants, and other commitments for action in underserved communities.
Developed to reflect the insights and actionable solutions from the Summit, the executive report summarizes findings and observations from key leaders of the "three stools of HOPE:" government, community and the private sector. Delegates from these sectors helped cultivate policy and best practices for the financial well-being of underserved communities. One of the goals of the Summit was to frame the issue of financial dignity and financial literacy, as an essential, core component of mid- to long-term financial recovery and stability for all, regardless of race, income or social station in life.