Unexpected Development Champions – Cement Trust and Extollo International

Devex impactThis article was produced and published by Devex Impact, a global initiative of Devex and USAID, that focuses on the intersection of business and global development and connects companies, organizations and professionals to the practical information they need to make an impact.

International development is a topic one expects to hear about at a conference convened by the United Nations, World Bank or Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — not a concrete-industry convention.

Yet at the ‘World of Concrete’ expo held this month in Las Vegas, Bruce Christensen spoke to fellow concrete industry leaders, calling on them to join in his mission to improve concrete practices in the developing world, where shoddy mixing and other factors have led to building collapse during earthquakes or other natural disasters. READ MORE>>>

We thank Andrea Useem – The Associate Editor and Content Director for Devex Impact for her interest in the Cement Trust vision. Andrea creates and manages cutting-edge content on the intersection of business and international development. An experienced multimedia journalist, Andrea served as leadership editor at the Washington Post and spent three years as a foreign correspondent in Eastern Africa reporting for publications including the Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News, and San Francisco Chronicle.
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About cementtrust

I am a director with Cement Trust and passionate about improving cement-based production in the poorest nations of the world.
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