CGM will facilitate research and evidence-based knowledge creation that aims to foster economic development and improve lives.  Faculty from the Haas School of Business and related departments – including economics, engineering, public health, and public policy – are engaged in research activities in growth markets around the world. CGM will facilitate collaboration between UC Berkeley researchers and companies, academic institutions, and policymakers. The center also provides a platform to disseminate research findings and knowledge to stakeholders. Focus areas include energy, healthcare, entrepreneurship, digital commerce, inequality, financial inclusion and climate change.