October 9, 2008

October 9, 2008 – The Grameen Foundation event

After taking Alex Counts to the Main Treasury on September 17th for the Kickoff of the CFC Campaign, we were fortunate to escort him to HUD on the 25th. There were more than 75 in attendance in the beautful new Brooks-Mondale Auditorium to hear Alex Counts. He was a big hit with these young legal fellows who asked interesting and provocative questions about the Grameen model (website: , and of its successes in the U.S. We were also graced […]
September 27, 2008

September 27, 2008 – Financial Meltdown and Solutions: HBE features Robert Shiller

For those keeping up with the news, Washington continues to reel from the financial meltdown on Wall Street and Main Street while HBE staff found itself again in the middle of the action. After taking Alex Counts to the Main Treasury CFC kick off, we were very fortunate to squire Bob Shiller around town to discuss his new book, The Sub Prime Solution (Princeton Press, 2008). Some of you may know Bob as the founder of the Case Shiller Index […]
September 17, 2008

September 17, 2008 – Saving the Galaxy event

HBE staff found itself for the second time working with the wonderful US Treasury Event staff in Secretary Henry Paulson’s office. We were asked to help find a speaker for the annual Consolidated Federal Campaign Kick-off (CFC). The obvious choice for us was Alex Counts President and CEO of Grameen Foundation ( who has written a new book Small Loans Big Dreams (Wiley, 2008) outlining his work in tandem with the Grameen Bank and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammad Yunus. […]