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Featured photo: Transportation expansion in Tanzania

December 14, 2012

OPIC Chief of Staff John Morton meets with workers from the Alistair James Company Limited – a regional logistics business based outside of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. With OPIC support, the company owners – originally from Maryland – have nearly doubled their fleet of trucks and are now employing approximately 100 workers. The company is looking to eventually expand its transportation services
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Looking to Rio: Connecting the dots between environment and development

June 20, 2012

Later this week, as thousands of world leaders gather with the global development and business communities at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil, they will focus on some of the seemingly incompatible challenges facing a world with a rapidly growing population and diminishing natural resources. Global energy consumption is expected to be 30% to 40% higher
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Renewing the future through investment

November 30, 2011

OPIC’s work catalyzing private-sector investment to solve critical world challenges is increasingly focused on the renewable resources sector, with projects that support clean and sustainable development. On Dec. 2, OPIC will highlight its work in renewable resources at the COP 17, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa. OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield and John Morton,
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Renewable energy: “A seismic economic opportunity”

August 05, 2011

John Morton, Vice President of Investment Policy at OPIC recently spoke at the Asia Clean Energy Forum, where he described the worldwide transition to cleaner forms of energy as “perhaps the most predictable economic transformation in modern history.” Here Morton details the environmental, economic and social benefits of renewable energy and discusses OPIC’s efforts to expand its presence in the
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“The most predictable economic transition in history”

July 05, 2011

John Morton, OPIC Vice President for Investment Policy, spoke on a panel at the Asia Clean Energy Forum in Manila last month, where he called the ongoing shift to cleaner forms of energy “the most predictable economic transition in history,” and outlined how OPIC helped catalyze private sector investment and minimize risk. The conference focused on the ways businesses, policy makers and
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