After 14 years in investment banking, Dr Violet Lo decided to devote her time to Inclusive Business & Leadership, Impact Investing and Social Innovation. In 2014, she founded Inclusive Business Lab, a global initiative aiming to bring dignity to the society including the less advantaged by creating opportunities through the global value chains “from seeds to stores”, hence addressing the systemic poverty and rich-poor gap issues.
Violet received her PhD in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge in 1998, where she was a Croucher Foundation Scholar.
From 1998 to 2011, she worked for investment banks in London, New York and Hong Kong, including Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Barclays Capital and Tokyo-Mitsubishi International, specializing in strategic investments, portfolio allocation and capital management for multinational financial institutions in UK, Europe, USA and Pan-Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Australia).
Since 2012, she has been advisor for multinational CSR, charitable foundations and was board director of a micro-finance company in China. Exploiting Wildlife: An illegal and unsustainable business
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The . commitment to Vietnam expanded under the Kennedy administration at the end of 1961 after a series of incidents (most notably the Bay of Pigs) allowed the Republican opposition to portray him as soft on Communism. Consequently, Kennedy chose to take a hard line against the advance of Communism in Southeast Asia , expanding the number of military advisers from 900 to 3,200 by the end of 1961 and then to 11,300 by the end of 1962. Despite these large increases in advisers and despite optimistic Defense Department reports to the contrary, little progress was being made in quelling the insurgency. Prominent . officials began to blame this failure on Diem, claiming that rampant corruption by his friends and family, lack of progress on land reform, and, above all else, an anti-Buddhist policy, were causing him to lose favor with Vietnamese citizens. Diem ’ s relationship with Buddhists was highlighted by a May 1963 incident in Hue when a deputy provincial chief gave orders to fire on 20,000 Buddhists at a religious celebration. Nine people were killed, and the Buddhist monk Quang Duc was prompted to burn himself a month later, calling for Diem to “ show charity and compassion to all religions. ” Photographs of his self-immolation appeared in . newspapers and were thought to undermine support for the war effort. Small-scale opposition to the war, mainly on . college campuses, erupted not long after the incident.
The existing Portuguese interests in Asia proved sufficient to finance further colonial expansion and entrenchment in areas regarded as of greater strategic importance in Africa and Brazil . Portuguese maritime supremacy was lost to the Dutch in the 17th century, and with this came serious challenges for the Portuguese. However, they still clung to Macau, and settled a new colony on the island of Timor . It was as recent as the 1960s and 1970s that the Portuguese began to relinquish their colonies in Asia. Goa was invaded by India in 1961 and became an Indian state in 1987; Portuguese Timor was abandoned in 1975 and was then invaded by Indonesia . It became an independent country in 2002; and Macau was handed back to the Chinese as per a treaty in 1999.