The Business of Changing the World – Keynote Presentation by Raj Kumar

Drawing on two decades covering global development as editor in chief of Devex, Raj Kumar will explore how nontraditional models of philanthropy and aid are empowering the world’s poorest people to make progress. While traditional models of aid were heavily reliant on big-budget projects from a few key players, Raj will explain how billionaires, tech disrupters, and social entrepreneurs are transforming the global aid industry. This talk will also address the shifting trends Raj continues to see as the world and development sector grapples with COVID19.

Raj’s talk will be followed by time for questions from the audience

This session will be available in English and Spanish.

This session will be on the record and a video recording will be available for viewing following the event.


  • Mary Jane Melendez, Vice President, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer, General Mills, and President, General Mills Foundation, USA.


  • Raj Kumar, Founding President & Editor-in-Chief, Devex, USA


9:00 am - 10:00 am



Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 09-Sep-2020
  • Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am