Sustainable Finance

Entrepreneurship interview

On March 11, 2018, in Sustainable Finance, by Joe Nyangon
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The 2018 International Women’s Day marked as a new report, Giving Credit Where It Is Due: Spotlight on the G20, Goldman Sachs Asset Management estimates that women-owned SMEs in ten high-growth-potential countries– Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Turkey – face a credit gap of $160 billion.

Technology enabled smart city

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How can a technology enabled city with a smarter infrastructure (water, energy and travel) provide services efficiently? In this video Chris Kohlmann from the City of Dubuque, Iowa discusses how IBM Research and Watson technology enabled a Smarter City program. The City of Dubuque partnered with IBM Research to carry out a smarter water project, smarter electric including electric meters and smarter travel.

New York announces $107M for solar power

On October 11, 2012, in Sustainable Finance, by Joe Nyangon
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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is seeking proposals for large scale solar power installations to benefit from a $107 million investment from the state’s solar initiative. Under the NY-Sun Competitive PV Program, a total of $36.4 million will be available in 2012 and $70.5 million in 2013. The first round proposals […]

Simple ideas that lead to great discoveries

On March 18, 2012, in Risk Management, Sustainable Finance, by Joe Nyangon
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Adam Savage, speaks at a TED-ED event on fascinating examples of profound scientific discoveries that essentially came from simple yet creative methods. Adam has co-hosted MythBusters, a Discovery Channel show. Adam’s talk reminded me of Steven Johnson’s book, ‘Where Good Ideas Come From‘. What is apparent is that ideas come from everywhere; no group of people or […]

Adventures in the margin of error?

On May 15, 2011, in Sustainable Finance, by Joe Nyangon
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Kathryn Schulz, author of Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error, speaks to TED, a nonprofit organization dedicated to “Ideas worth spreading,” on why being wrong is good.  Schulz is a journalist, author, and public speaker, writes The Wrong Stuff, and her work has appeared in several publications

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