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 and nature has been severely worsening; seriousness of such an imbalance cannot be overemphasized1. In order to reverse such “self-choking” trends The Boston Pledge, a non profit organization made up of outstanding professionals, humbly serves long range issues to catalyze sustainable development of global equity. It is an incubator of voluntary public service. Ambitious as our vision might appear, it is our strong conviction that transcending the constraints of self-interest and focusing on empowering people at the grass roots in eco friendly ways is the need of our times.
The world today is indeed at a critical crossroads. In the last five hundred years technological advances, better education and cultural discipline have spurred unprecedented socio-economic growth in a handful of nations. In most other countries, however, progress had been extremely slow, only limited to a few people at the top of the pyramid, leading to a widening economic disparity in quality of human livelihood. The disturbing events of the 21st century provide ample reasons why that people from developed nations must find innovative ways to reach out in improving the living standards of those from underprivileged communities. The benefits of capitalism must be shared universally, both for humanitarian reasons for the continuing survival of mankind, and more importantly to advance the spirit of capitalism to the next stage of development.
With its diverse cosmopolitan population striving to gain meaning in their lives, America is uniquely positioned in this quest to mobilize its resources towards the benefit of its immigrants’ ancestral homelands. In doing so, the institutions of America stand to benefit as well, from the growth and spread of balanced prosperity in emerging economies. In the process it is our hope that the United States will continue to secure significant respect and admiration of the international community in facilitating humane and noble endeavors. Paradoxically in parallel, the socio-economic disparity between the advanced and the other regions has been widening.
“Uncovering the Enterprising Spirit in You” as part of Entrepreneurship Springboard Program (ESP) of The Boston Pledge was conducted by Partha S Ghosh on 5th of March 2017 at Entrepreneurship Development Institute.
On 7th March, 2017 at 4.30 pm Partha Ghosh conducted a work shop on “Technopreneurship”: An Emerging Career Option at Alumni Seminar Hall with Engineering and Science students and faculty members of Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur in association with EDI-Kolkata
On March 7th at DasGhara a small town outside of Kolkata The Boston Pledge committed to help the development of an entrepreneurship program at a newly established women’s college
The Boston Pledge core member Chitro Neogy led a workshop Entrepreneurship on at Entrepreneurship Development Institute in April 2017
The Boston Pledge was born after the seminal NABC 2001 conference in Lowell, just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. The Renaissance seminar was one of the major econo-cultural tracks hosted at the event. The three-day seminar series drew Indians from all walks of life to rekindle their spirits and create new vibrancy surrounding the revitalization of Bengal, a state in India.
The series of in-depth analyses and discussions refreshed old minds and inspired young ones to set in motion the gears to trigger creation of a new, enterprising state.
The seminars effectively brought speakers together in hours of debate, questioning, appraising, and envisioning the purposes of philanthropy – Why man sought to help…