Who we are

About emerge85

We are witnessing a global geo-economic transformation centered on the rise of emerging markets, the growth of a new global middle class, rapid urbanization, and unprecedented physical and technological connectivity. In a world where 85% of the world’s population lives in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, the centers of gravity in these emerging markets are reshaping the global landscape.

Advocating for solutions that prioritize the most underserved populations in these markets is what drives us. Inequality is ripe for disruption, and as the next billion people come online, we believe the biggest opportunity and challenge is to foster a more inclusive future.

We engage in high-density population centers where inequality exists at the extremes. We provide insights on what it takes to achieve inclusive growth across the 85 World and host a repository of profiles of the most important changemakers.

Headquartered in Dubai, we collaborate with an array of stakeholders to advance innovative, technology-driven solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. We identify opportunities, convene visionaries, and provide a platform for partners. If you share our passion for inclusive growth, join the movement.

Why inclusive growth

By 2030, emerging market economies will account for 70% of global GDP, dramatically reordering our global economic landscape. Since 1990, more than a billion people have lifted themselves out of extreme poverty, gained access to healthcare and education for their families, and capitalized on opportunities for gainful employment. Yet for the ‘next billion,’ access to opportunity remains a critical challenge.




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