About Us

Located at the University of Michigan, we are an independent, non-profit research and educational organization guided by our founding principle that thriving businesses drive economic development and improve social welfare in low- and middle-income countries.

Consulting

With deep expertise across multiple industry sectors and disciplines, we partner with profit-seeking firms and nonprofits to develop and apply proven business practices.

Training

Harnessing the latest innovations in education, we provide world-class management training opportunities for the global leaders of today and tomorrow.

Turning the Tide:
DuPont, Sustainable Seaweed and
Pre-Competitive Collaboration

In recognition of International Oceans Day, discover how DuPont is leading the way in sustainable seaweed production with its groundbreaking program in partnership with the New England Aquarium. Dive into the challenges and opportunities of balancing sustainability with competitive strategy in our featured case study.
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About Us

Located at the University of Michigan, we are an independent, non-profit research and educational organization guided by our founding principle that thriving businesses drive economic development and improve social welfare in low- and middle-income countries.

Consulting

With deep expertise across multiple industry sectors and disciplines, we partner with profit-seeking firms and nonprofits to develop and apply proven business practices.

Training

Harnessing the latest innovations in education, we provide world-class management training opportunities for the global leaders of today and tomorrow.

Graphic concept for speaker Valerie Labi, fo-founder of e-bike startup wahu!

Ghana E-Bike CEO is the Next WDI Speaker

Please join us at 4 pm on April 3 for "How an E-Bike Startup is Looking to Change the Way Africa Moves," with Valerie Labi, co-founder and CEO of wahu! at Blau Colloquium, 5th floor of the Blau Building. Labi will discuss how the business is unlocking new possibilities in low-emission mobility solutions, particularly in urban markets. By locally designing and manufacturing connected EVs for Africa and the wider world, wahu!’s value proposition includes ease of transport, a path to vehicle ownership and a gateway to sustainable employment through mobility services. Attendees are encouraged to register and submit questions in advance. Light refreshments will be served.

About Us

Located at the University of Michigan, we are an independent, non-profit research and educational organization guided by our founding principle that thriving businesses drive economic development and improve social welfare in low- and middle-income countries.

Consulting

With deep expertise across multiple industry sectors and disciplines, we partner with profit-seeking firms and nonprofits to develop and apply proven business practices.

Training

Harnessing the latest innovations in education, we provide world-class management training opportunities for the global leaders of today and tomorrow.

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