Future of Cities – Surge in Emerging Markets

We at Ethical Markets are wary of too much reliance on algorithms , unless frequently monitored and updated by  humans !  For example, the takeover of Wall Street by algorithms and high-frequency trading led to  the recent “ flash crashes” . Such  future events are  predicted by me and others …

Reviving the small cap IPO market with Reg A Crowdfinanced Offerings

Exclusive Invitation In December 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted to propose rules updating the framework to the existing Regulation A offering. As mandated by Title IV of the JOBS Act, the SEC’s proposed rules would raise the Reg A offering threshold from $5 million to $50 million in …

The Slow Money Letter: Of Algorithms, People and Knowledge

  The Slow Money Letter, June 2014     Of Algorithms, People and Knowledge by Woody Tasch — I arrived at this month’s inaugural Slow Money Canada meeting ready to share an excerpt of Michael Lewis’s new book, Flash Boys. Is there a more stark counterpoint for slow money, a …

Why TNC and JPMorgan Chase are investing $1 billion in nature

Why TNC and JPMorgan Chase are investing $1 billion in nature By Elsa Wenzel Published April 29, 2014 The Nature Conservancy and JPMorgan Chase have a bold goal: Raise $1 billion over the next three years toward projects that protect agriculture, fisheries, water and land. These power brokers in conservation …

Predictions FROM Jeremy Leggett, author ENERGY OF NATIONS

The Energy of Nations.  Since the  5 months the book has been out , here isan update on how the dramas are playing out :I finished writing the book during the Easter break a year ago. As you know,I made predictions about three systemic risks being run by the energyincumbency: …

Global Leaders Programme: How Can Infant Healthcare be Made Affordable to the Developing World? (Vietnam, March 2014)

  It is my pleasure to share with you the result of GIFT’s latest Global Leaders Programme (GLP), which took place recently in Hong Kong and Vietnam in partnership with MTTS, a Vietnam medical equipment manufacturer.   The challenge was to explore the question fundamental to our partner MTTS’ business: How …

Two UK-Based Equity Crowdfunding Platforms Expanding Abroad

Seedrs Raises Over £1M Through Own Platform — Two leading equity crowdfunding platforms based in the UK, Seedrs and Crowdcube, announced plans to expand abroad recently. While Seedrs is heavily targeting European countries, Crowdcube is looking to launch in several European nations, and elsewhere. While making the announcement, Seedrs also launched …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Carbon storage recovers faster than plant biodiversity in re-growing tropical forests

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Carbon storage recovers faster than plant biodiversity in re-growing tropical forests Posted: 05 Nov 2013 04:46 PM PST A new study of re-growing tropical forests has concluded that plant biodiversity takes longer to recover than carbon storage following major disturbances such as clearance for farming. …