September 19, 2013
Today’s Shared Opportunity e-card features Vin Weber, Former U.S. Representative (R-MN). Click here to see the most recent Shared Opportunity e-card, featuring Thomas J. Pritzker, Executive Chairman, Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
September 17, 2013
Today’s Shared Opportunity e-card features Thomas J. Pritzker, Executive Chairman, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Click here to see the most recent Shared Opportunity e-card, featuring Thomas A. Daschle (D-SD), U.S. Senate Majority Leader.
September 13, 2013
U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland visits employees at the first Wendy’s franchise grand opening in Tbilisi, Georgia on September 12. The franchise, one of 22 restaurants supported by a $18.9 million OPIC loan to JSC WenGeorgia – an OPIC client, is helping to create hundreds of local jobs throughout the country as well as providing essential workforce skills and
September 11, 2013
In 1960, public capital accounted for 71 percent of financial flows to the developing world. Today it stands at just 9 percent. With U.S. foreign aid comprising its smallest share of global capital flows in history, the private sector has become an increasingly vital force in development*. Earlier this year, the Executive Council on Development for the Center for Strategic
September 06, 2013
In honor of International Literacy Day on September 8, this week we feature a photo of a student at the International Community School in Kumasi, Ghana. An OPIC loan has helped fund the expansion of this K-12 school, which offers a rigorous curriculum that prepares students for college and careers. Read more about this story.
August 16, 2013
On August 15, OPIC Political Risk Insurance Director Brian O’Hanlon, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) Senior Associate Risa Edelman, OPIC Renewable Resources Managing Director Lynn Tabernacki, and ACORE Vice President of Corporate Relations Tom Weirich hosted the Inaugural Meeting of ACORE’s International Programs Steering Committee. The Committee, which met with colleagues working in the renewable energy sector at OPIC’s Headquarters,
August 02, 2013
OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield (far left) tours the Aga Khan Hospital and Medical College in Karachi during her July visit to Pakistan. An OPIC loan is supporting the renovation and expansion of the facility that will include the introduction of advanced equipment, a center for medical innovation and a program to subsidize healthcare for poorer patients throughout Pakistan.
July 19, 2013
OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield visited the Karachi Stock Exchange on July 18 and rang the ceremonial gong to open trading. Littlefield is on a four-day tour of Pakistan to meet with business leaders and review some OPIC-supported projects in the country.
July 12, 2013
The Guatemala City flagship store of Cemaco, a family-owned business that operates 20 retail stores throughout Guatemala selling hardware, home goods ,toys and baby gear. OPIC, through a loan guaranty to World Business Capital, supported a $9,750,000 loan to help the business expand. The Cemaco retail chain currently has about 1,500 local employees and is committed to sustainable business practices
June 28, 2013
The mountaintop Mtatsminda restaurant and business complex in Tbilisi, Georgia was renovated with the support of a $10 million OPIC loan and will reopen on Saturday, June 29. This clip from a local news program highlights visits this week from U.S. Ambassador to Georgia, Richard Norland, and Kenneth Angel, Managing Director, Project Finance at OPIC.