posts tagged with Latin America

FedEx Investments, Acquisitions in Latin America Spur Economic Growth

colombia_domestic_service.jpg Often referred to as the “Milan of Latin America,” Medellín, Colombia, is considered by many to be a fashion mecca, a city with sought after production markets in the textile industry. It’s this reputation for success, coupled with growth in other industries like tourism and flower-growing, that have made Medellín an increasingly important economic center for small and medium sized entrepreneurs in Colombia.

Caring for the Common Good: FedEx Cares Week

_P3A4167-sq.jpg I must admit: Before 2005, I was not a United Way donor.

I didn’t understand why I should if I already gave to local agencies in my community. But that year, I participated in the United Way “Loaned Executive” program, a FedEx effort that provides professional talent and leadership to help the United Way’s annual fundraising campaign. During orientation week, I visited more than a dozen nonprofits in the Mid-South that receive support from United Way.

Certainly I was aware of larger organizations with local affiliates, such as American Red Cross, but I didn’t know organizations such as...

FedEx Trade Networks Expansion in Latin America

You can’t help but notice that FedEx Trade Networks Latin America is receiving quite a bit of attention in the news lately. To add to the news, I’m thrilled to be in São Paulo announcing our expansion efforts in Brazil and Mexico.

Life Without Boundaries

“Every generation has a challenge, and this, I think, is ours…to create…an authentically, sustainably shared prosperity.” - Umair Haque, Generation M Manifesto, Harvard Business Review, July 8, 2009

Heroes Among Us

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Last Saturday, crowded in a small ballroom in the Ipanema neighborhood of Rio, the future of Latin America unfolded. There, one hundred students from across the region came together to compete for the honor of being Junior Achievement’s Company of the Year. Beyond the event, though, these students will become the future entrepreneurs in their nations. Their creativity, passion and innovations will drive the economic future of this region.