Tag: Pandemic

What is WBI Doing to Address Our Global Health Crisis

The on-going natural crisis we’re experiencing cannot be controlled by any human forces.  But its unfolding has us asking some very important and fundamental questions.  

Is our increasingly privatized approach to systems such as healthcare and food distribution effective?

Are our major energy, food and materials distribution systems resilient in the face of a major pandemic or other natural disaster?

Do we have the social and cultural strength to cope with a multi-staged, complicated natural phenomenon like the one we face?

What role does our financial system play in helping or hurting our capability to properly care for the global population?

Since the pandemic began the WBI has shifted much of its human and financial capital to better focus on the task at hand.  This was not entirely a challenge for us; much of our core programming like the Leadership Candidate Program, our classes and our other amenities are designed to address economic development issues that have only been exacerbated by the current crisis.

Here’s a rundown of our efforts to date.  We offer through these a look into what’s to come in the months and years ahead. Read more