Dana Hovig: family planning "best buy" for development

CEO, Dana Hovig


Liz Waldenk, Communications Officer
Internal Communications and Knowledge Lead
04 Oct 2012 | Family planning
Our CEO, Dana Hovig, will today speak about how investing in family planning generates valuable social and financial returns, at a major social entrepreneurship conference in San Francisco.

Participating in a panel event entitled, Stepping on the Third Rail: Social Capital Markets and Investing in Family Planning, Mr Hovig will argue that family planning represents a "best buy" for the global development community.

He will focus on how family planning saves lives by reducing the number of unintended pregnancies and births, drawing attention to Marie Stopes International's results and impact.

Joining Mr Hovig on the panel is Karl Hofmann, President and CEO of Population Services International; Julie Bernstein, Senior Communications Officer in Family Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and Astrid Zweynert, Deputy Editor of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

The discussion will be moderated by Peggy Clark, Vice President of Policy Programs and Executive Director of Aspen Global Health and Development at The Aspen Institute.

The 2012 Social Capital Markets conference, is an event series that brings together global thought leaders and innovators to discuss how to bring together the impact investing community with investments that generate social good as well as revenue.

By 2020, Marie Stopes International will provide life-saving voluntary family planning services to more than 20 million women, preventing 55 million unintended pregnancies and 72,000 maternal deaths globally, every year.

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