Andrew Kuper is president and founder of LeapFrog, the world's first microinsurance fund, hailed by President Clinton as the "Insurer to the Poor." The fund invests in businesses in Africa and Asia that provide affordable insurance to low-income and vulnerable people, targeting robust returns for investors while reaching 25 million people with essential financial services.
Kuper is a serial entrepreneur and investor in emerging markets. He is a former managing director of Ashoka, which has financed and connected over 2500 social entrepreneurs in 70 countries. He founded and led the Empire and Democracy Project at the Carnegie Council in 2003-4.
Kuper is also the author of Democracy Beyond Borders (Oxford) and Global Responsibilities (Routledge) and a host of other publications.
- Insuring the World's Poor: Speech in CGI Finale with President Bill Clinton (video, 2009)
- "From Microfinance to Microinsurance" (2008): Forbes Op-Ed
Responsibilities: Who Must Deliver on Human Rights? (Routledge, 2005)
Beyond Borders Justice and Representation in Global Institutions (Oxford
University Press, 2004)
- "Why Deliberation Cannot Tame Globalization," in Analyse & Kritik 25, no. 2 (2003).
- ""Serving a New Democracy: Must the Media"with Jocelyn Kuper, in The International Journal of Public Opinion Research 13, no. 4 (2001).
- Empire and Democracy (2003-2004)
- The Impact of Corporations on Global Governance
- Promoting Democracy through International Law
- Multilateral Strategies to Promote Democracy
- Promoting Democracy in a Divided World
- More Than Charity: Cosmopolitan Alternatives to the "Singer Solution" [Full Text]
- Facts, Theories, and Hard Choices: Reply to Peter Singer [Full Text]
Impact investment; microfinance and microinsurance; investing in emerging markets; private equity in Africa and Asia; democracy and human rights; the politics and economics of South Africa; social entrepreneurs and social enterprise.
Last Updated: Apr 25, 2013
- Empire and Democracy (Past Programs)