Helena Vines Fiestas from Oxfam speaks on The Impact of Investment on Development and Poverty
Helena Vines Fiestas, a policy advisor for Oxfam in the Private Sector Development team, speaks on The Impact of Investment and Corporate Ownership Models on International Development and Poverty on 2 November 2010.

The talk considered investment and corporate ownership models and how they impact development and poverty, while taking into account the big challenges we are facing such as food security and climate change.

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