"The new stance of America’s most powerful CEOs is, of course, welcome. But we will have to wait and see whether it’s another publicity stunt, or whether they really mean what they say. In the meantime, we need legislative reform."Joseph Stiglitz
WIRED challenged political scientist and blockchain researcher Bettina Warburg to explain blockchain technology to 5 different people; a child, a teen, a college student, a grad student, and an expert.
Results from a study "showed that people with higher wealth were more responsive to financial arguments than moral ones. Prioritising returns is on the one hand what you’d expect from investors in general; at the same time, it’s not what you’d expect if participation in sustainable finance were driven by a charitable impulse."Source: FT Alphaville
However, it plays a pivotal role in business development.
A new study sheds lights on achievements and areas of development of equity crowdfunding since its inception.
A fundamental question in entrepreneurial finance is what determines the amount of money raised.
FT data journalists Federica Cocco and John Burn-Murdoch look at the numbers behind George Monbiot’s argument that pressures for GDP growth of 3 per cent are in conflict with the drastic changes needed to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.
Every human activity produces both positive and negative impacts. Unless we measure and manage the negative along with the positive, we cannot be sure we are achieving our intended net societal and environmental benefits, nor can we take corrective action.(Adam Bendell, CEO of Toniic on the FT on why Impact investing starts with good intentions, but it cannot end there)
In this guest post, Consilience Venture Team proposes five tips to start-up CEOs or Founders.
“We see the equity crowdfunding industry changing at an incredible pace and we expect to discover, as a result of this study, an evolved reality vs. the one we unveiled with last year report.”(Max Lyadvinsky, CEO of Bloomio, on the second edition of 'The State of Equity Crowdfunding Report' they are working on with the IMD Business School)
“‘The Numbers’ pretty clearly asks the world to not give up on reversing climate change.” (The Atlantic)
Talking about sustainability and impact from a cultural perspective.
"In the flat where I stayed in Cape Town last month, the bathtub felt like a relic of a lost civilisation. It may never be used again. Beside it was a shower containing an egg timer. The two-minute wash has been standard here since the recent three-year drought. In the city’s public bathrooms, a dribble comes out of the tap. Posters everywhere warn against wasting water. This is what adapting to climate change looks like." (FT Simon Kuper on life after climate change).
“I do not understand why anyone would ever start a business that will not solve a key challenge.”
Exclusive interview with Phil Geraghty, Founder and Chief Crowdfunding Officer of the biggest crowdfunding platform in the UK: Crowdfunder.
She was awarded a prize at the annual conference of the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies on June 20, 2018 attended by finance, industry, and academic delegates.