MG’s Sherri Pittman and Beth Strachan recently attended the International Development Exchange (IDEX) annual global leaders convening in Berkley, CA. Since its founding in 1985, IDEX has supported more than 500 grassroots, community-led projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Annually, IDEX’s partners serve approximately 1.2 million people in impoverished communities, including marginalized women, small farmers, indigenous communities, low-income urban residents, sexual and ethnic minorities, and youth.
The Off the Greed event convened global leaders creating, studying and implementing alternative economic models that put people and the planet ahead of profits. The evening featured a performance by Climbing PoeTree and discussions from a remarkable diversity of perspectives, experiences and solutions to the problems of unjust and unsustainable economic systems.
Metropolitan Group was honored to be supporter of this important dialogue among thought leaders.