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Donadora: Helping social innovators prove the impact of a donation


Fanny Villiers is the CEO of Donadora, the first Mexican crowdfunding platform dedicated to social impact driven projects. Previously, she was COO of Fondeadora, the leading crowdfunding platform in Latin America, which is now partnering with Kickstarter in Mexico. We asked Fanny about her experience with both platforms and how they are helping social organizations to make meaningful connections with

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Building a movement with every slice


Alejandro Souza developed a business model to improve the quality of life of Ugandan peanut farmers, constructed a national baseline assessment of multidimensional wellbeing for Bhutanese youth, and now he’s a Pixzero. He created and runs Pixza, a platform for social empowerment that also happens to serve pizza. Strategy World Tour Mexico City participants will meet Alejandro

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Francisco Ocaña’s Experiential Cuisine


In Latin America, food is nearly synonymous with culture. Mexican Chef Francisco Ocaña brings storytelling and creativity to make dining just as much about the production as it is about the cuisine. During the Strategy World Tour Mexico City, participants will meet with Ocaña over a special meal and learn how his process brings together crossdisciplinary teams to create unforgettable experiences.

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Shakespeare for prisoners and the people


José Carlos Balaguer has developed his career in two marked areas: in community work and cultural cooperation. He is currently director of Social Impact Projects at Shakespeare Forum, a theater group working inside Santa Marta Acatitla men’s prison. Strategy World Tour Mexico City will join the audience at a performance. José shared his thoughts on the theater and

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Strategy World Tour São Paulo Day 03 — Urban Innovation Based on Public and Private Partnership


Last day. Woke up with that “already?” feeling. Definitely, anxiety ruled the day. This last morning was reserved to explore some of the urban transformations São Paulo is going through. Marcelo Ignatios, from SP Urbanismo, gave up his holiday to kindly share the interventions they planned with the Mayor Fernando Haddad during his past mandate.

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What I learned about design on my trip to the coffee farm


When I was planning my trip to Brazil as part of Institute of Design’s Strategy World Tour series, the option to spend two days at a working coffee plantation a few hours outside of Sao Paulo had obvious appeal. Indeed, Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza has a lot to offer to any visitor: fresh, amazing food in a beautiful, mountainous landscape

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Expanding the role of the private sector in public spaces


In recent years, the city of São Paulo has been engaged in executing a wide variety of urban planning initiatives including the creation of mixed use and public spaces, flexible land zoning, and corridors built to link urban development with transportation. Much of this has been made possible through strategic partnerships between the public and

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