Linda Yueh will be keynote speaker for Global Conference in Malaysia

The economist and broadcaster will discuss how co-ops can help deal with issues around equality, poverty and the environment

Economist, broadcaster and author Linda Yueh will be one of the keynote speakers at the International Co-operative Alliance’s Global Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Dr Yueh is Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University, and Adjunct Professor of Economics at London Business School. She is also Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science’s (LSE) foreign policy think tank, the IDEAS research centre.

She will give the opening keynote speech at the Alliance’s Global Conference. Themed Co-operatives: Putting people at the centre of development, the conference will focus on how co-ops can contribute to improving equality, end poverty, and care for the environment, while succeeding as businesses.

Dr Yueh has a BA from Yale University, a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University, a JD from New York University School of Law and a D.Phil in Economics and MA from Oxford University.

Her research interests include the global economy, international law and economics, China’s economy, emerging markets and economic growth and development.

She has advised the World Bank, European Commission, Asian Development Bank and the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Dr Yueh is the author of several books, including: China’s Growth: The Making of an Economic Superpower and Enterprising China: Business, Economic, and Legal Development since 1979.

The Alliance’s Global Conference will feature presentations from other globally acclaimed speakers, including Gro Harlem Brundtland, first female prime minister of Norway and deputy chair of The Elders. In 1987 she chaired the World Commission on Environment and Development which presented a report on a new concept – sustainable development.

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