Impact Investing & ESG
Bitcoin is going gangbusters and getting all the attention, but it’s far easier to understand the dynamics in the energy markets, and they show that renewable energy is not going backward again.
The first comprehensive snapshot of community investing in the United States points to increased diversity and inclusion for startup funding. Foundations and impact investors should pay attention.
So far, there has been little uptake among advisors or clients for ESG funds.
United States & Europe
A new report suggests investments in today’s manufacturing operations could carry hundreds of billions of dollars in economic payoffs.
The European Commission told member states on Wednesday to prioritize policies that support wage growth, in light of the economic pain still suffered by many Europeans.
Economic growth in Europe is picking up, political uncertainty has diminished, and the vision of an “ever-closer” regional union is energizing some new constructive thinking in core countries. Translating this into sustainable prosperity, however, is far from automatic, and these improvements need to be followed by structural changes in four key areas.
A list of emerging markets to keep an eye-out for.
Local contractors need to observe ethics and professional standards to compete with foreign contractors in major projects.
Former President Sebastián Piñera of Chile, a conservative billionaire, on Sunday won the first round of an election to choose a successor to President Michelle Bachelet.