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November 05 2013

HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit Highlights Sustainable Finance

International, national and regional leaders to pool strategies in a Working Group Session centered around maintaining economic opportunity

ATLANTA – November 4, 2013 – Today, Operation HOPE, the leading global financial dignity nonprofit, announced that the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit in Atlanta, November 13 - 14 will feature Managing Director of The Banking Association of South Africa Cas Coovadia, United States of America Co-Chairs Regional Administrator for Region IV U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) United States of America Cassius Butts and President Kaplan University Wade Dyke.

In partnership with the City of Atlanta, the two-day summit, “Global Economic Recovery: How The Poor Can Help Save Capitalism,” will be moderated by Soledad O’Brien and frame the issue of financial inclusion, small business, entrepreneurship, jobs, and financial dignity as essential core ingredients to mid and long-term economic recovery and stability. It is expected to draw 1,000 of the most dynamic and influential financial industry professionals, government decision-makers and faith leaders from more than 50 countries around the world. 

“The global financial crisis has been a topic of much debate over the past year,” said John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE. “One of the major goals of the Operation HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit is to take relevant topics and invite industry experts to discuss how they affect the every man or woman.”

The annual HOPE Summit will serve also as the staging area for the gathering of commitments for business role models, business internships, youth entrepreneurship business grants, and other commitments for action in underserved communities.

About Operation HOPE

Since 1992, Operation HOPE has promoted financial dignity through financial literacy and education tools to underserved communities. Through its three core portfolios, the organization has provided youth and adult financial literacy, economic preparedness, digital empowerment, promoted home ownership, and assisted with foreclosure prevention to more than two million individuals, families, and small business owners. Operation HOPE is driven by a “silver rights” mission fueled by vision and idealism, HOPE strives to empower the struggling middle class through financial literacy, dignity and capital enterprise.

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