OECD Forum Speakers Series: How the poor can save capitalism



John Hope Bryant
Entrepreneur, author, advisor

"How the Poor Can Save Capitalism"

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 11:30-13:00
OECD Conference Centre, CC16

John Hope Bryant will discuss his new released book How the Poor Can Save Capitalism. In this book, John presents practical ways to bring financial literacy, opportunities, and hope to America’s struggling economic majority, by giving poor communities the right tools, policies, and inspiration, to help them become a new generation of customers and entrepreneurs. Radically redefining the meaning of poverty and wealth, John exposes why attempts to aid the poor so far have fallen short and offers a way forward: the HOPE Plan; a free enterprise approach, building financial literacy and expanding opportunity to solve the problem of poverty.

John Hope Bryant is an entrepreneur, author, advisor, and one of the most recognised empowerment leaders in the U.S. today. Coming from modest means in South Central Los Angeles, Mr. Bryant has built both successful for-profit enterprises and best-in-class, non-profit organisations with global impact over the past 30 years. He has helped form financial literacy-to-entrepreneurship federal public policy for the U.S. federal government, working under both Democratic and Republican U.S. Presidents. Mr. Bryant is founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, and Bryant Group Companies, Inc. He is widely published and was a top (2009-2011) Inc. Magazine/CEO-READ best-selling business author of “LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World” (Jossey-Bass). He is the only African-American bestselling business author in America today. Mr. Bryant is the co-founder of the Gallup-HOPE Index, the only national research poll on youth financial dignity and youth economic energy in the U.S. He is also a co-founder of Global Dignity with H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Professor Pekka Himanen of Finland. Global Dignity is affiliated with the Forum of Young Global Leaders and the World Economic Forum. He is a thought leader represented by the Bright Sight Group for public speaking internationally. Mr. Bryant serves on the board of directors of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (NYSE: ACRE), a publicly traded, specialty finance company that is managed by an affiliate of Ares Management LLC, a global alternative asset manager with $60 billion in committed capital under management (December 2012). For President Barack Obama, Bryant has served as Chairman of the Subcommittee for the Under-Served and Community Empowerment for the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability

Also refer: http://johnhopebryant.com/ 

The presentation will take place on Thursday, 25 September, 11:30 to 13:00 in CC16. Please confirm your participation by email to Denise Green.


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