The Importance of Private Directed Impact Investing
Applying ESG criteria to public portfolios in index funds isn’t going to change the world fast enough. What ultimately has an impact are specific investments.
The way the world is going to be made better is by private directed impact investing.
Amazon’s Pledge of $2B to Reduce Their Carbon Footprint: The Climate Pledge Fund
In June, Amazon announced their $2B venture capital fund, the “Climate Pledge Fund” that would be dedicated to investing in sustainable technologies and services. The fund is a part of a larger initiative announced in 2019 called The Climate Pledge. Amazon launched this initiative alongside Global Optimism with the goal of meeting Paris Agreement net zero carbon milestones by 2040, ten years earlier than the Agreement’s goal to meet it by 2050. Prior to the announcement of the Climate Pledge Fund, Amazon had already been investing in reforestation and other climate change related projects with their $100M Right Now Climate Fund.
Dahl Winters2020-05-13T07:26:02-07:00How do we meet a demand for 70% more food by 2050? We seek to provide some starting points by examining what advances led to our previous increases in yield, and how building upon those advances might pave the way for the next agricultural revolution.
Achieving Sustainable Agriculture with the Latest Technologies
Dahl Winters2020-09-23T14:51:57-07:00The next agricultural revolution might be brought about by a reduction in unusable plant biomass. This can be done by breeding shorter-stature plants, either by selecting existing varieties or engineering new varieties that feature adjustments to plant hormone levels.
When Humans Are Away The Goats Will Play: 5 Wildlife Benefits From Stay-at-Home-Order
Coronavirus is wreaking havoc across the globe and has large numbers of people sheltering in place. According to Pew Research Center, 93% of the global population live in a country with travel restrictions and approximately 3 billion people live in countries with complete border closures to foreigners. Within countries, ⅓ of the global population has some form of lock down in place.