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Mexico, Sustainability, the Future and the Transformation of the Global Economy
Start Date: 10/11/2018Start Time: 1:15 PM
End Date: 10/11/2018End Time: 2:15 PM

Event Description:
Mexico is at the epicenter of a transformation in the global economy driven by technology and the end of the so-called “Washington consensus.” What happens in Mexico will have profound implications for other countries as well.  This talk will present the results of a study conducted by The Lexington Group for Mexico’s Business Coordinating Council (the top private sector coordinating body in Mexico). The study, designed to contribute to the private sector agenda for the incoming administration, used a scenarios method to propose approaches to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the light of rapid changes in technology and in the global economy. The study highlighted the key roles of innovation and entrepreneurship if Mexican businesses are to meet the UN SDGs’ social and environmental targets and maintain a competitive economy. However, it also underscored the need for careful governance of technology to address novel challenges and opportunities.

Richard P. Wells

Richard P. Wells is president of The Lexington Group. He has over 35 years’ experience consulting on sustainability and innovation to major and startup companies as well as government and multilateral agencies in the U.S. and Latin America. He teaches courses in “Leadership for Sustainability” and “Scenarios for Innovation” in the innovation and entrepreneurship MBA and the executive education programs at Mexico’s EGADE Business School. He is a graduate of Harvard college and he holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a Master of Sciences in Management (MBA) from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. 

Jointly hosted by the Math & Science and Entrepreneurship Divisions, and the Lewis Institute
Location Information:
Babson Campus  (View Map)
231 Forest Street
Wellesley, MA 02457
Phone: 781-235-1200

Babson Campus - Babson Hall  (View Map)
231 Forest Street
Wellesley, MA 02457
Phone: 781-235-1500
Room: 305
Contact Information:
Name: Joanna Carey
Email: jcarey@babson.edu

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