Martín BurtFounder, Poverty Stoplight, and CEO, Fundación Paraguaya,
Dr. Martin Burt is founder and CEO of Fundación Paraguaya, a non-profit organisation devoted to the promotion of entrepreneurship and economic self-reliance to eliminate poverty around the world. He has developed Poverty Stoplight, a new poverty measurement tool and coaching methodology that assists families to self-diagnose their level of multidimensional poverty and develop customized plans to eliminate poverty. This new metric is now being implemented in more than 30 countries, including the US and the UK. Dr. Burt is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship at the World Economic Forum and of the Global Foodbanking Network. In public service, he has served as Chief of Staff to the President of Paraguay, was elected Mayor of Asunción, and was appointed Vice Minister of Commerce.