"Green Mutual Funds" are funds that invest in companies that are good for the environment. Typically these companies either1. Are engaged directly in helping the environment--like innovative recycling, waste management, or asbestos removal companies, or2. Have clean, sustainable, "Green" business models--meaning that their processes are not environmentally harmfulThese "Green" funds have been gaining popularity recently as more and more investors are starting to think about the environment. Scares of global warming and increasing rates of natural disasters are pretty spooky, and many believe that if we don't start taking care of the environment, this Earth may not be a very nice place in the near future.Why not make money and help the environment at the same time?Ahh, if only investing socially were that easy. You see, the problem is that it's hard to make money in these funds. Most "Green" funds that are available have dismal performance histories. Then you look at some … [Read more...] about Green Mutual Funds — Is it Possible to Save the Environment and Make Money?
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One hundred women and men from around the world were invited to join this year’s cohort of Young Global Leaders – ten are from sub-Saharan Africa By WEF Geneva, Switzerland, 9 May 2018 – Ten women and men from Africa are among one hundred of the world’s most promising artists, business leaders, public servants, social entrepreneurs and technologists under the age of 40 to join the World Economic Forum’s community of Young Global Leaders. The aim is to enable them to shape an inclusive and sustainable future for the world. They will join a community and a five-year programme that will challenge them to think beyond their scope of expertise and make a stronger impact as leaders. They have been nominated because of their creativity and innovation; their ability to build bridges across cultures and between business, government and civil society; and their pioneering work in arts and culture, business, design, energy, health, public policy, sustainability … [Read more...] about From tech unicorns to clean energy these are the young Africans changing the world in 2018
As natural resources go, oil tends to get more attention from investors than clean drinking water, even against the backdrop of headline-grabbing shortages in Flint, Michigan, South Africa and elsewhere.But a few funds are showing that investing in utilities and water infrastructure and technology companies can pay off, especially for long-term investors looking to diversify their portfolio.Several exchange-traded funds invest in water-related stocks, including PowerShares Water Resources ETF (PHO), First Trust ISE Water Index Fund (FIW) and Tortoise Water Fund (TBLU).Each holds shares in U.S. water utilities, such as American Water Works, infrastructure companies like Aegion Corp. and technology companies like Xylem, a supplier of energy-saving pumps and controls for hot water systems.The three ETFs are all up around 15 percent over the past 12 months. By comparison, the S&P 500 is up about 13 percent in the same period.Their investment rationale centers on the growth in the need … [Read more...] about Of Mutual Interest: Investing in water-related funds
Vietnam Sustainability Forum 2019 takes place in Hanoi At the forum (Source: VOV) The Vietnam Sustainability Forum 2019 took place in Hanoi on January 18 following the successful organisation of the first event last year. The forum creates a platform for policymakers, non-governmental organisations, businesspeople, and experts at home and abroad to exchange ideas to promote economic growth and sustainable society. Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Le Quang Manh said Vietnam needs more effective solutions to address sustainable issues in the fields of human resources, climate change adaptation, smart agriculture, environment, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. “Promoting sustainable development is not only about economic development, but also the settlement of social issues and environmental protection,” he said. In 2018, Vietnam recorded the region’s highest GDP growth at 7.08 percent as well as a trade surplus of 7.21 billion USD, tripling that of … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 20/1
One of the first problems that Mike Pompeo solved for Donald Trump was the President’s Daily Brief. On every morning (or at least some of them), the president has traditionally received the most crucial findings of the United States spying apparatus, personally delivered in a solemn face-to-face exchange with a senior intelligence official. Beginning in late 2016, a series of anonymously sourced reports claimed that Trump was not taking the brief with sufficient frequency, or seriousness, or focus, or preparation. Even after the inauguration, there were claims that the spies did not trust him and were holding the good stuff back; there were claims that Trump did not even believe in objective reality. In the middle of it was Pompeo, Trump’s new C.I.A. director, who some in the president’s circle felt was the man best suited to educate Trump about the complexities of foreign policy. The president “has a steep learning curve, but you’ve got to get him up it … [Read more...] about Mike Pompeo’s Mission: Clean Up Trump’s Messes