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Business and Economic Resources

Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute is a 60-year old policy and advocacy organization focusing on a range of internationally critical issues including education. The Institute offers global programs, community-based initiatives, events, seminars, and fellowships for young leaders. Visit the site and watch/listen to the compelling Aspect Action Forum videos; continue your review to include archives of event footage and radio/web broadcasts.

Construction and Building Technology

U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council is committed to supporting a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings, and works toward its mission of AEC market transformation through its LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building program, robust educational offerings, a network of chapters and affiliates, and the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo. Watch a video to learn more about how LEED promotes buildings and spaces that complement our environment and enhance our communities. Check out the website to learn about thousands of courses to help you reach a professional credential, earn CEUs or just learn a lot.

Creative Arts and Fashion

Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium

Now in its seventh year, EALS attracts over 200 participants, all in varying stages of their careers in the arts. With expert keynote speakers and panelists, EALS provides the opportunity for emerging leaders in the arts and fashion fields to glean insight and inspiration as they forge their own careers.

Information and Communications Technology

World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum is committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation in the areas of economic growth, sustainability, financial systems, health, and social development. Learn more through the Forum’s blog, events, videos about youth unemployment and the need for teaching new skills, the Forum Academy, the annual meeting of “new champions” including 1500 leaders from 90 countries, and its reports including the 2014 Global IT Report.

Manufacturing and Engineering Technology

The Lemelson Foundation

The Lemelson Foundation seeks to inspire and enable the next generation of inventors and invention-based enterprises to promote economic growth in the U.S., and social and economic progress for the poor in developing countries. Since its inception in 1992, the Foundation has provided or committed more than USD 175 million in grants and program-related investments in support of its mission. Inspiration and education and award programs are coupled with tools and project support for enterprise incubation and future inventor education programs worldwide.

Social and Personal Services

World Medical Association

The World Medical Association core constituency includes physicians and patients; however its advocacy is broad in its efforts to respond to the global challenges in international medicine and promote critical health related policies. The WMA collaborates with numerous international, regional and national organizations in advocacy, research, and in efforts to promote the highest standards of ethics and care. The WMA journals, videos and white papers are rich resources.

Transportation and Logistics

KPMG’s Global Transport AND Logistics

As an organization of 155,000 people KPMG is committed to corporate citizenship, helping to build the capability of governments, aid agencies and civil society. KPMG’s global Transport and Logistics practice is an international network of industry-focused professionals. The KPMG Transport Tracker is a regular publication looking at the latest market indicators and trends in the global transport market.