American businessman Harvey Goldstein has more than 40 years of experience as a business executive at companies based in Indonesia, Singapore, and other locations in Southeast Asia. Harvey Goldstein leads Harvest International, a company that provides consulting assistance and venture capital to entrepreneurs, both in the US and internationally. Harvest International has numerous high-profile clients, including Ford Motors, Chiquita Brands, and Procter & Gamble.
Consumer products company Procter & Gamble recently closed out a highly successful fiscal year, showing progress in nearly all divisions. Fourth quarter profits and revenues were higher than anticipated, guidance has been raised for the upcoming fiscal year, and its stock is up over 40 percent over last year. The company began restructuring a few years ago in response to competition from smaller companies challenging it in a number of key areas. Focusing on doing less seems to have done the trick for the company. By pulling back and centering efforts on strong products, brands, and categories that have performed well for it, the company has been able to recover and show significant growth.
Procter & Gamble is also using its massive influence to become a force for social and environmental change, sponsoring such initiatives as using recycled beach plastic to create bottles for Head & Shoulders shampoo, continued company sponsorship of United Way, and its focus on the Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) initiative, which provides P&G water purifier packets.