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Why China has become the world leader in renewable energy

China is the now world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gasses, using fossil fuels to drive rapid industrialization. But it has also become the world leader in renewable energy. The Economist investigates how the country is now investing billions of dollars in green technology. China’s investments into green tech can be clearly illustrated by the facts …

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Rose Goslinga: Crop insurance, an idea worth seeding

Across sub-Saharan Africa, small farmers are the bedrock of national and regional economies—unless the weather proves unpredictable and their crops fail. The solution is insurance, at a vast, continental scale, and at a very low, affordable cost. Rose Goslinga, a citizen of Kenya, and her team pioneered an unconventional way to give farmers whose crops …

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Yale discussion: Investors | The Next Big Thing

A presentation from the first alumni-organized and focused Yale Entrepreneurs and Investors Conference in San Francisco on May 9, 2014. This conversation features Yale alumni Roger McNamee (Elevation Partners and founder of Silver Lake Partners) and Donna Dubinsky (Former CEO of Palm, co-founder of Handspring, and co-founder of Numenta). The Yale Entrepreneurs & Investors Network …

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Panel Discussion: Six Degrees of Innovation: Investing in Green Technology

A panel discussion between Professor Richard Templer, Chris Hewett and Jan-Peter Onstwedder, chaired by Professor Michael Mainelli. The panellists start by examining the role of different sectors in green investment, and looking at the problems caused by political instability, a short-termist and excessively complex financial system, and difficulties in scaling up from prototypes to more …

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Chris McKnett: The investment logic for sustainability

FILMED NOV 2013 • POSTED FEB 2014 • TED@State Street Sustainability is pretty clearly one of the world’s most important goals; but what groups can really make environmental progress in leaps and bounds? Chris McKnett makes the case that it’s large institutional investors. He shows how strong financial data isn’t enough, and reveals why investors …

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Discussion: How Do We Finance Energy Projects for the Future?

Featuring Kristina M. Johnson, Christopher M. Hyzy, James E. Rogers, and Robert J. Gruendel Kristina M. Johnson is founder and CEO of Enduring Hydro Christopher M. Hyzy is managing director and chief investment officer at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management James E. Rogers is chairman, president, and CEO of Duke Energy Robert …

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William Ackman: Everything You Need to Know About Finance and Investing in Under an Hour

Big Think presents William Ackman. A activist investor and hedge-fund manager. Who talks about how to make good investments to be financially stable and enjoy a well-funded retirement, and don’t throw our hard earned money on poor investments.