Sustainable Finance

Women Entrepreneurs: Giving Credit Where It Is Due

On March 11, 2018, in Sustainable Finance, by Joe Nyangon

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.

A technology enabled city with a smarter infrastructure


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

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

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

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