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Pangea Advisors is the pro-bono consulting group of the International Development Club at Columbia Business School. Every semester Pangea matches teams of 3-5 students with clients spanning industries and the globe. The team, supported by a faculty or professional mentor, completes a consulting assignment, advising the clients on innovative and impactful practices. Nearly all of these projects involve site specific travel, making Pangea Advisors a unique educational experience. Past clients have included Columbia's Earth Institute, the Acumen Fund, and Grameen Foundation, among many others. Students have found themselves helping with projects as varied as Healing Hands of Joy which sets out to empower women, who were ostracized as fistula survivors in Mekelle, Ethiopia, by providing them with opportunities for entrepreneurship, to devising a commercialization plan for Qoonas Art Toys in Oaxaca, Mexico, which wishes to market toys that merges local traditions with a modern flair. To see just a portion of the places Pangea Advisors have gone in the last few years, take a look at our Google map:


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Supporting Families with Chronically Ill Children in Brazil 3:19 min

Business School students travels to Brazil to provide consulting services to Saúde Criança Renascer, a firm which runs a network of institutions attached to public hospitals that aims to improve the health and well-being of children by promoting economic self-sufficiency.
This project was organized by Pangea Advisors, part of the International Development Club, and supported by the Social Enterprise Program at Columbia Business School.

Bringing IT Productivity to Microentrepreneurs in Colombia 3:33 min

Business School students travels to Colombia to provide pro bono consulting services to Frogtek, an early-stage mobile phone social venture that aims to bring basic business IT productivity tools to microentrepreneurs in the developing world.
This project was organized by Pangea Advisors, part of the International Development Club, and supported by the Social Enterprise Program at Columbia Business School.

Building a Housing Market in Liberia 2:51 min

Business School students travels to Colombia to provide pro bono consulting services to Broad Cove Partners, an emerging market private equity manager working to help expand home ownership to the underserved two-thirds of Liberia's poor population currently without access to home finance services.

Exploring Investment Opportunities in Brazil 1:55 min

A team of Columbia Business School students travels to Brazil on behalf of the Microlumbia fund to determine whether to provide a loan to Banco Palmas, a microfinance institution based in Fortaleza.
Microlumbia is a Columbia Business School student-run microfinance investment fund that provides loans and technical assistance to Micro-Finance Institutions (MFIs). The organization is supported by the International Development Club and Social Enterprise Program at Columbia Business School.