Making the Connection: Young People and the Future of Emerging Markets
Worldwide, nearly two billion girls, boys, young men and young women are making the critical transition from childhood to adulthood. More than half live in Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa and other emerging markets where the challenges of growing up are exacerbated by the speed, scale and complexity of social, economic and technological change. Youth aged between 10 and 24 in emerging market countries have never been more numerous, and their numbers are projected to increase even more. They represent the future of emerging markets, yet their needs and the issues they face are often misunderstood, or worse– ignored.
The Empower Foundation is a global philanthropy focused on these at-risk youths in emerging market countries. With a world-wide community of supporters, they strategically invest in vital, local organizations who work to empower youth
Finisterre are proud to be founding directors and early underwriters of Empower, recognising the value of how the future of its young people is economically and socially connected to an EM country’s future. Our CEO Rafael is a board member and we host the London Empower team at our New Burlington Street offices, providing them with access to all of the Finisterre resources.