Since the dawn of civilization, with the increasing influence of technologies, the Globe has been shrinking. Paradoxically in parallel, the socio-economic disparity between the advanced and the other regions has been widening, ecological balance between…
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I was born and brought up in Boston for about eight years before having to reluctantly accompany my parents when we moved to New Jersey. I still love the Patriots and can hear their roar like I did when I used to live in my little house next to the Foxboro Gillette Stadium. In many ways, I am still a Bostonian; but all the moves and travels have made me more of a global citizen. I love to sing and like many others of my age, I love to sing pop music. I believe I can sing reasonably well, but I have also learned to appreciate the true value of music for inspiring causes, and that is why ekla chalo re (Let’s go alone by Tagore) remains one of my favorite songs. I am a good student and member of the so-called “all honors” group, but what value does it have if I cannot utilize it for the greater good? I was the little kid who was happy to join the Boston Pledge meetings as a seven or eight-year-old to try and understand what we could do to make this world a better place, but today I am capable of doing more than that. I am Ishani Sengupta and I am proud to be a Boston Pledge member.
I am Minjing, a Ph.D. in Biophysics. I am passionate about solving all kinds of problems, scientific, educational, environmental, etc. Ultimately, all of these passions are driven by my uttermost desire to make a better living place for the humankind. However, wider and wider disparity and inequality is a huge roadblock impeding the way. As one of those fortunate enough to have grown up with ample resources, I am eager to give back to the society, by helping those who live in a disadvantaged position to access the same opportunities that I enjoy. Despite the fact that China is growing at a remarkable pace, there are still millions of people in the nation living in poverty, especially children in the western part of China. At Boston Pledge, I wish to help those children out of poverty, not by providing them materials, but by equipping them the courage to dream, and the ability to materialize their dreams.
Partha S. Ghosh is a true global citizen. He is a policy advisor and a strategist for Corporates and Governments. He is known worldwide as an innovator of Business and Economic models and currently enjoys advisory relationships with multiple organizations in more than half a dozen nations. Earlier Mr. Ghosh was a partner at McKinsey & Company and is the founder/Managing director of Strategy/Policy advisory firm Partha S. Ghosh & Associates. He has also chaired several start-ups such as Boston Analytics, Global-Online and Intersoft Japan.
He has two advanced Engineering (MS) and Management (MBA) degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He did his undergraduate work at Indian Institute of Technology.
Santanu Sengupta is one of the founding members of The Boston Pledge. He leads the Technology Innovation program at Nuveen, a TIAA subsidiary. In this role, he is responsible for utilizing the power of technology and innovation to create competitive advantage for the firm. Before joining TIAA, Santanu worked in the quantitative strategies group at ITG and led many pioneering technology initiatives at State Street.
Beyond his professional life, Santanu enjoys his time working on The Boston Pledge Initiatives by utilizing the power of technology to enrich the underprivileged. He is also a regular cricket player and plays in New Jersey Cricket league.
Santanu was born and brought up in Banipur, a small town near Kolkata, and has lived in Boston and NY area.
Quote: “We have experienced the Digital Divide. Let’s invert it to Digital Advantage”
I grew up in a small city of China and came to the US as a science major in pursuit of my academic dream six years ago. Right now I am a Ph.D. in chemistry. In my journey of chasing the dream, I eventually find the meaning of my life. As Sadhgura says, “don’t hold back your love, your joy, and your exuberance. Only what you give becomes your quality, not what you hold back”. To fulfill myself, I should give. I believe giving my love, my joy, and my exuberance to others will be an ultimate way to achieve the goal of my life, so here I am to join Boston Pledge. In Boston Pledge, I will be involved in the program that aims to help the children in rural areas of China. At the end of the day, we will establish a platform to cultivate their capacity to chase their own dream, instead of a shelter for them.
The Hughey Center for Financial Services/Trading Room at Bentley University. Jahangir teaches Fixed Income and International Financial Management at the undergraduate and graduate programs at Bentley. Dr. Sultan has published articles in prestigious journals including: The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis; The European Journal of Finance Journal of International Money and Finance; Journal of Financial Engineering; Journal of Financial Research; Journal of Business Finance and Accounting; Journal of Applied Financial Economics; and Journal of Futures Market. He received the 1999 Bentley University Scholar of the Year award. He consults with banks and portfolio management firms and offers executive seminars on various topics including behavioral finance, foreign exchange trading and risk management, and equity trading. He is the managing partner of Marblehead Investment Partners, a startup CTA, specializing in trading currency, fixed income, and commodity futures and options.
Why TBP? In a conflict-ridden world, there is a serious shortage of compassionate people willing to help those who are at the verge of distinction. Most of us are blessed, compared to the billions who suffer because they lack access to good health, education, nutrition, shelter, and entrepreneurial capital. TBP dares us to open our hearts and minds to engage in grassroots development. TBP is a platform where compassionate souls can get together to bring about a change in someone’s life. It is a small step towards making this world peaceful.