Sustainability is not just fleeting propaganda — it’s a global movement. As the effects of climate change are getting more undeniably evident, people are more environmentally conscious now. Today, change is more noticeable in the power and transportation industries, as much as in the real estate industry.
State regulations are changing for the better, albeit more stringent, regulations before climate change effects become irreversible. Real estate is transitioning to green real estate — where green technologies meet the real estate world. Building certifications like the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or LEED by the U.S. …
The real estate market is a huge market with the biggest profit in returns. According to the 2019 survey of global prices by Deutsche Bank, the top 5 cities with the most expensive rent in 2019 are Hong Kong, San Francisco (U.S.A), New York (U.S.A), Zurich (Switzerland), and Paris (France). If you own a mid-range 2-bedroom apartment in Hong Kong, you can rent it out monthly for $3,685.
But investing in real estate is far from buying your first property and walking away with the profit. …
As an investor, there are many ways where you can use your money to help reverse the effects of global warming and climate change. If you’re a conservative investor looking for fixed-income investments for capital preservation, investing in green bonds is the way to go.
According to the Green Bond Principles, green bonds are just like traditional bonds but with a more specific objective to finance environmental projects. It may be for renewable energy production, research and development on improving biodiversity, implementing waste management initiatives, and exploring clean water technologies as some examples.
When it comes to the structure, there’s…
Mainstream business and fintech websites like the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg, and Business Insider, are big publishing names with high-quality-guaranteed content. But high-quality content doesn’t always have to be associated with big names. Lesser-known websites also deliver top-notch business and financial content — you just have to sharpen your radar. Come to think of it, if you want to engage and strike a conversation with the content creators, you’ll most likely get a response.
Check out these 8 underdog fintech and business outlets for investors and startup CEOs out there.
Although we don’t quite see Inc…
ESG investing started to become mainstream when the UN PRI was founded in 2006. Since then, the number of signatories pledging for more responsible and sustainable investing keeps increasing. ESG investing continued to rise in 2020 and has even outperformed the traditional stocks.
Meanwhile, people are so hyped up when it comes to cryptocurrency. If you’re going to look at the historical prices of various coins such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Dogecoin (DOGE), Ripple (XRP), and Cardano (ADA), 2021 is the highest one yet. Even more so, Bitcoin is becoming a globally accepted and traded cryptocurrency. Even large publicly…
As overkill as it sounds, the COVID-19 pandemic affected us in so many ways we don’t even know where to begin. But I want to place great emphasis on one area more than others — digital health.
In these trying times, let’s not also forget that other critical illnesses like cancer and heart diseases are still in need of healthcare. But all of our resources seem to focus on figuring out how to fight off a novel virus that’s spreading fast like wildfire. We realize our healthcare systems are in dire need of an upgrade. …
Artificial intelligence is not futuristic.
It is here now providing convenient solutions for us. It’s in self-driving cars, in Amazon’s Alexa, in Apple’s Siri, in chatbots, in Google Translate, in biometrics, and so many more.
It’s not perfect, but it’s improving fast. That’s why more and more industries are investing in artificial intelligence to improve business operations and maximize revenues. The financial market industry is one of them.
In 2008, a guy named Satoshi Nakamoto published a paper about how a peer-to-peer network system could replace the banks and change the landscape of the financial system as we know it.
That was how blockchain technology and cryptocurrency were invented. Bitcoin was their firstborn. During its infancy in 2009, there was no value in it. Fast forward to a decade later, Bitcoin is now the largest crypto by market capitalization. Who would’ve thought that 1 BTC would be equivalent to around US$40,000 today?
If you’ve seen the Netflix documentary, Seaspiracy, then maybe you’ll agree with me that perhaps the boldest claim mentioned there was that the Earth’s oceans will be virtually empty by 2048 — that’s 27 years from now!
But the thing with documentaries, don’t just believe all the statistics they spoonfeed you. With a bit of fact-checking, I found out in the 2020 FAO report on world fisheries and aquaculture that 34.2% of fish stock are fished at “biologically unsustainable levels”, while 59.6% are “maximally sustainably fished”. Do you ever wonder where these numbers came from? …
When markets and consumers change, smart investors take note.
Not-so-smart investors don’t, so they keep investing in already half-sunken ships.
After the outbreak of COVID-19, certain ideas that seemed like great investments suddenly lost their potential — and profitability.
Remember WeWork? The startup that aimed to provide coworking spaces for entrepreneurs and companies, and was hailed as “the office of the future”? Yeah, I’m not so sure they’re doing well at the moment.
(There are certainly other reasons why the company failed. But I’m not sure that the company’s future would be any different if it weren’t for Adam Neumann.)