BAM Outsource Excited to Hear Bill Gates Praise Britain for its Commitment to Anti-Poverty

Top Quote BAM Outsource was proud to hear billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates heap praise onto the UK yesterday, calling their commitment to fighting extreme poverty across the world "fantastic". End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 28, 2012 - BAM Outsource, an outsource sales and marketing company in Peterborough, listened to Mr. Gates talking at the launch of an anti-poverty initiative at the London School of Economics. He said, "The UK is actually quite exemplary. The generosity in aid that the UK is providing in tough times, the commitment to get up to the 0.7% is fantastic." Gates was gently critical of other countries saying, "By maintaining this UK commitment it gives us a chance to work. We're working in Germany, we're working in France, We're working in the United States - that's a tough one - to try and get that generosity to go up."

    So far Britain has promised to give 814 million to the GAVI Alliance which describes itself as 'a public-private partnership focused on saving children's lives and protecting people's health by increasing access to immunisation in poor countries.' They bring together governments, philanthropists and the pharmaceutical industry.

    "Despite being an incredibly talented businessman and innovator, Bill Gates has taken the unusual step of wanting his reach to be far beyond the boardroom," comments a spokesperson for BAM Outsource. "Here at BAM Outsource we have a great deal of respect for those businessmen and women who are using their skills and money to encourage others to make a difference."

    Gates' reach into the world of philanthropy has gone far beyond this initiative. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has Warren Buffet as co-trustee. Buffett and Gates together have been very vocal in encouraging the wealthiest members of society to pledge to give away at least 50% of their wealth during their lifetime.

    BAM Outsource is delighted to hear that Britain is leading the way, particularly considering the tough economic conditions. "Today it has been announced that the UK economy has shrunk by 0.2%. However, Britain appears to be committed to their pledge. The government seems to be focusing on the bigger picture rather than jumping ship when things get difficult elsewhere."

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