Laurent Lamothe Addresses MIT Sloan Fellows

Laurent S. Lamothe, LSL World Initiative founder and former Prime Minister of the Republic of Haiti, delivered a lecture to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan Fellows about exhibiting leadership in an uncertain world and how to deal with the challenges and adversity that come with it.

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Laurent Lamothe creates a new company: LSL World Initiative

Driven by his sense of social responsibility, Laurent Lamothe created LSL World Initiative to help governments mobilise revenue to fund their development projects. He has first-hand experience of needing to generate money to improve the country, as he was Prime Minister of Haiti when the 2010 earthquake struck Haiti and left it in devastation. From this devastation, Laurent had to mobilse revenue in order to fund restoration projects in Haiti.

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Laurent Lamothe at the 4th Annual NAHP Conference

Our founder and president, former Prime Minister of Haiti, Laurent Lamothe, was a keynote speaker at the 4th Annual National Association of Haitian Professionals (NAHP) Conference that took place in Miami on 12-14 November 2015. On the last day, Mr. Lamothe spoke about the importance of Innovative Financing for Development in emerging countries.

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Sustainable Development Goal: Malnutrition

Have you heard about the Sustainable Development Goals? These are goals that governments need to try and reach by 2030 with a view to ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all. Each goal has its own specific targets that need to be achieved by the aforementioned deadline.

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Laurent Lamothe, keynote speaker at the NAHP event.

The National Association of Haitian Professionals (NAHP) is an organization of young Haitian diaspora professionals who joined together to promote and advance diaspora interests. NAHP is focused on connecting a global community of peers with career advancement resources as well as fostering transformative relationships between NAHP members and committed stakeholders to rebuild Haiti through philanthropy and social entrepreneurship

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Laurent Lamothe presents the 2015 Bravo Award to Jose Alberto Vélez

On October 29th, LSL World Initiative’s founder, Laurent Lamothe, attended the 2015 Bravo Business Awards as a 2014 “Innovative Leader of the year”. At this prestigious event, he presented the “Investor of the Year award” for 2015 to Mr. Jose Alberto Vélez, the CEO of Grupo Argos.  

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4 motivating factors why companies would consider investing in sustainable development

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been decided and agreed upon. These goals are ambitious and require each country to do everything possible to achieve these goals. It will cost a lot of money for countries to achieve these goals.

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Transform Africa Summit | Discussion on Innovative Financing For Development

As part of a panel discussion on Innovative Financing For Development (IFD), Laurent Lamothe will participate in the Transform Africa Summit on October 20th, 2015. View the discussion here. 

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Ban Ki-moon highlights the importance of innovative financing for development

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stresses the importance of innovative financing for development in this video, and draws on the success story of UNITAID – which has saved billions of lives in developing countries. UNITLIFE’s recent launch, to financing nutrition for children in Africa was also touched on.

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Innovative financing for development – how it has helped children in developing countries get access to medicine

UNITAID was created to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. It is based on innovative financing for development. Micro-surcharges were added to each airplane ticket in 15 different countries, and more than $2.5 billion was raised in 5 years.

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