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While Climate Summit COP27 Will Under-Deliver, The Market Shifts Towards Sustainability Will Accelerate

November 15, 2022, Benzinga

November 2022 was named the month of sustainability given that the COP27 Climate Summit is taking place during this time. These high-level meetings, however, will not produce any breakthrough given the global recession, high inflation, and geopolitical tensions due to Russia’s war in Ukraine. 

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COP27 Climate Summit: Some key statistics on risk and investment trends

November 9, 2022, FXStreet

As Egypt hosts the most important sustainability event of the year, COP27, the Middle Eastern country is pushing hard on making the summit about decarbonization implementation as opposed to climate commitments.

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The Magnificent seven Gulf Sovereign Wealth Funds Are Going On The Offensive: Expect more M&A activities from this part of the world

November 5, 2022, Benzinga

As already witnessed after the 2008 financial crisis, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) became more assertive investors during times of financial and economic difficulties. 

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Saudi Arabia flexes its muscle to project political and financial clout

October 28, 2022, FXStreet

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) will be one the world’s fastest-growing economy in 2022, outperforming the struggling G7 countries as well as all other G20 economies. 

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Emotional intelligence boosts business growth and it should be prioritized during economic downturns

October 10, 2022, FXStreet

Emotional intelligent people can identify, manage, evaluate, and understand their own emotions and the emotions of people they interact with. 

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ESG and Sustainability will Continue to Gather Momentum and Attract Billions of Dollars in Investments

September 28, 2022, Benzinga

Momentum is building around ESG. Policy makers, asset managers and business are now more willing to integrate ESG and sustainability thinking in their investment strategies.

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How to raise capital during crisis if you are an early-stage company

September 26, 2022, FXStreet

Raising capital over the last 10 years has been relatively easy and inexpensive. This was due to the large impact of the 2008 financial crisis which led to low interest rates and cheap capital. 

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On International Peace Day, Russia expands its aggression into Ukraine

September 21, 2022, FXStreet

Every year people around the world celebrate International Peace Day on 21 September. While this year International Peace Day was observed on the 15th of September, many countries are celebrating it today.

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ESG is the Necessary Evil, and the Markets and Entrepreneurs are Taking Full Advantage

September 21, 2022, Benzinga

A few months ago, I published a piece arguing that ESG will become the new bottom line. This is not a politically motivated statement, and I don’t fully agree with the ESG approach.

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Will November economic recovery and sustainability summits deliver?

September 19, 2022, FXStreet

November is a pivotal month for sustainably as the Climate Summit COP27 brings over 150 heads of states to Egypt to advance decarbonization.

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Emotional Intelligent People Are Higher Achievers And Have Higher Incomes

September 13, 2022, Benzinga

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the intangible ability which can fast track our performance, success, and impact. It is that leadership trait that sets us apart and makes us interesting and trustworthy. EQ affects how we interact with others, address social challenges, problem solve, and prioritize listening and empowering others.

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Strategies to accelerate personal performance and impact

September 12, 2022, FXStreet

As I work with many leaders that have mastered personal performance, crisis management and decision making, I would like to share key lessons I have practiced and learned. I am going to focus on three areas which I believe have the highest potential for short term personal mastery.

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Women entrepreneurs is the future of business

September 6, 2022, FXStreet

Women entrepreneurship has become a mainstream topic as women in leadership positions are succeeding across business, finance, and politics. In the US alone, Women started 49% of total new businesses in 2021, up from 28% in 2019, according to the Davos Economic Forum.

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November 2022 Is A Pivotal Month For Sustainability

September 5, 2022, Benzinga

As we move to the fall of 2022, we should note that November is a busy month with sustainability and green growth summits and opportunities. These include the Egypt Climate Conference of the Parties COP27 and the Group of 20 summit in Indonesia.

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United States billionaires will become the lead investors in European Football

August 29, 2022, FX Street

Since the pandemic of 2020 North American Private Equity and Hedge Funds have been pouring billions of dollars in the European football leagues. They have done so because they have identified massive value-creation opportunity.

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Gli imprenditori dovranno abituarsi all’ elevato costo del denaro nei prossimi 2 anni

August 24, 2022, Medium

La raccolta fondi è rallentata in modo significativo nella prima metà del 2022 visto che il capitale è diventato più costoso, l’invasione russa dell’Ucraina si e aggravate, e i mercati hanno accettato che stiamo entrando in recessione.

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November is a month to watch: The football World Cup, the Global Climate Summit COP27, and the G 20 Conference

August 22, 2022, FX Street

As we move into the fall of 2022, we should expect a lot of action around November’s political, climate and sports events. Qatar will host the FIFA 22nd World Cup, Egypt will organize the Climate Conference of the Parties COP27, and Indonesia will host the Group of 20 (G20) most industrialized countries.

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How to survive a crisis and use it to your advantage

August 20, 2022, Vocal Media

Personal, financial, reputational, and business crises can be devastating for people, families, and communities. As we look through the multiple crises that have affected us over the last five few years including Covid, the War in Ukraine, the Recession and Inflation, we should take stock of these markets, health and geopolitical crises and absorb the emerging lessons. These can be used for more personal daily decision making.

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Raising Capital Could Become Tougher In 2023. Time For Entrepreneurs To Think Boldly!

August 18, 2022, Benzinga

Fundraising slowed down significantly in the first half of 2022 as capital became more expensive, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine became more serious, and markets and entrepreneurs accepted the ongoing recession.

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Is Net-Zero Emission The Biggest Business Opportunity Of The Century?

August 17, 2022, Benzinga

Net-Zero is a term that has become popular in both the public and private sectors thanks to the massive advocacy performed by the environmental movement led by the United Nations and other global foundations.

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Los dispositivos inteligentes y las joyas son la nueva frontera del mercado del bienestar que valen un billón de dólares

August 16, 2022, FXStreet

La consultora McKinsey estima que el mercado mundial del bienestar supera los 1,5 billones de dólares, con un crecimiento anual del 10 % al ano. McKinsey explica además que los consumidores están comprando de estas seis categorías del bienestar, en particular, salud, estado físico, nutrición, moda, sueño y meditacion.

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Smart wearables and jewelry is the new frontier of the trillion-dollar wellness market

August 15, 2022, FXStreet

Overall, the management consultant McKinsey estimates the global wellness market at more than $1.5 trillion, with annual growth of 10 percent. McKinsey further elaborates that consumers are buying from these six categories of wellness, notably, health, fitness, nutrition, style, sleep, and mindfulness.

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Abu Dhabi becomes the largest soccer investor in the world

August 11, 2022, FXStreet

The City Football Group (CFG) is a holding company founded by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, who with the Abu Dhabi United Group owns the majority shares (77%). CFG is an increasingly assertive financial leader, which owns 12 football clubs and is about to expand its acquisitions to Brazil and to Holland.

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La inversión en tecnología verde alcanzara los 5 trilliones de dólares para 2025

August 9, 2022, Medium

Los negocios sostenibles representan el único camino viable para un futuro mas sostenible y las empresas que no participen en la descarbonización saldrán perdiendo.

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Letter from Italy: Water shortages in north a new threat to European food prices

August 4, 2022, Callaway Climate Insights

It will likely cost 20% to 50% more soon to buy Italian arborio rice (rice used to make risotto), extra virgin olive oil and tomato sauce due to the megadrought affecting Italy.

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Megadroughts and massive impacts to environment and economy 

August 3, 2022, Environment Journal

Drought is a slow-moving natural disaster, a kind of creeping phenomenon, which destroys livelihood and economies, but the impacts of which show up over a long time-period. As its impacts become evident over a longer time period, it is harder to mitigate.

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Invest in yourself and don’t let the ongoing crisis distract you

August 2, 2022, FX Street

I believe the worst of the ongoing crisis is behind us. Over this time, we have experienced personal loss, price spikes, market crashes, health disasters and geopolitical shocks.

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Billions Of Dollars Will Continue To Pour Into Italian Soccer

July 31, 2022, Benzinga

While many think the Italian Serie A (the top Italian soccer league) is a well-oiled machine, the Italian league has been lagging Spain, Germany, France, and England since the late 90s. This both in terms of international performance as well as in terms of new investment and innovation.

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Green tech investment could reach $5 trillion by 2025

July 14, 2022, Environment Journal

For Canadian and global markets, sustainable business is the only way forward and companies that do not participate in decarbonization will lose out. Green and clean technology “unicorns” are becoming the mainstream, disrupting the renewable energy, food, and mobility sectors.

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Central Banks Are Picking Up The Slack On Climate Finance

July 12, 2022, Benzinga

While only a minority of central banks currently have specific sustainability responsibilities, a majority are performing greater climate risk management roles, particularly as it relates to mitigating climate risks that challenge the stability of the financial system.

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Financial markets and climate risk

July 8, 2022, FXStreet

Climate change is impacting businesses and societies around the world, making climate risk and sustainability a top priority for companies in all industries. Climate risk is transforming markets and redesigning capital allocation, investments, and growth strategies. Sustainability transactions more than tripled in value in 2021 to $164 billion (Refinitiv).

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Companies will face major challenges in raising capital in 2022–2023

July 5, 2022, Medium

Fundraising slowed down significantly in the first half of 2022 as capital became more expensive, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine becomes more serious and markets and corporations accepts the fact that there will be a recession in 2022–2023.

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Davos delivers on private sector commitment to decarbonize

June 21, 2022, Environmental Journal

The November 2021 Climate Summit (COP26) in Glasgow consolidated the momentum toward a transition to green growth and a decarbonized economy. Unsurprisingly, this involved a more robust partnership with the private sector to invest in clean tech and clean energy. One of the key milestones of the COP26, was the United States launch of the First Movers Coalition (FMC).

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Key lessons from 2022 Warren Buffet and Charlie Monger at the Shareholders Meetings

June 15, 2022, KivoDaily

As I attended the Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholders meeting from April 28th to April 30th, I came back from Omaha with the usual conviction that Warren Buffet and Charlie Monger (the two leaders) have built an investment corporate culture that will outlive many of their competitors. 

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Canada changes gear and acts on climate compliance

June 9, 2022, Elephant Journal

Regulators around the world, particularly in the European Union and in the United States, are taking action to ensure that Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) are streamlined in business and investment processes.

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Cuatro Escenarios destacados del Foro Económico de Davos 2022

June 9, 2022, Estrella Digital

En mayo de 2022, los líderes mundiales se reunieron en Davos, Suiza, para el Foro Económico Mundial (WEF en inglés), para discutir las tendencias económicas y el riesgo global.

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Four Takeaways from the 2022 Davos Economic Forum

June 8, 2022, Vocal Media

Life is finally going back to the pre-pandemic normalcy. In person global summits have regained their place in top executive and politician’s calendars. In May 2022, global leaders met in Davos Switzerland for the World Economic Forum (WEF), to discuss economic trends and global risk.

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Davos Economic Forum Launches its own Metaverse Platform: The Virtual Global Collaboration Village

June 7, 2022, Elephant Journal

Metaverse has become a buzz investment word that everybody wants to know more about. It is becoming one technology trend that will shape the way we live, work, and entertain ourselves. Just to give you a financial background on this investment trend, the giant tech companies (Amazon, Meta, Nividia, Shopify, Google and a few others) invested over $10 billion in 2021.

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Inspiring books from Berkshire Shareholder meeting 2022

June 2, 2022, Medium

One the the biggest takeaway from the 3 conferences I attend every year (Berkshire Shareholder Meetings, Davos Economic Forum, and the Central Bank President Symposium in Jackson Hole) are the great book recommendations I get from the great leaders that attend these forums.

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Canadians can learn from global community about capitalizing on green growth

May 25, 2022, Environmental Journal

The economic cost caused by weather events in Canada is increasing, and according to regional modelers, the damage and losses are rising faster than in most places in the Americas. Furthermore, the pace at which insured weather-related losses are rising in Canada is more than double the global rate.

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Andrea Zanon asistió a las Reuniones Anuales del billonario Warren Buffett y aporta sus conclusiones

May 4, 2022, Finanzas

Andrea Zanon asiste a las juntas de accionistas de Berkshire Hathaway. Esta es la quinta vez que Andrea Zanon asiste a las juntas de accionistas de Berkshire Hathaway.

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Why Invest in ESG? Does It Make Good Business Sense?

April 25, 2022, Bankless Times

Responsible and sustainable investment results in better outputs and stronger financial returns for investors, communities, shareholders and the planet Earth. This is a key pillar for sustained, inclusive and equitable growth. Environmental, social and governance investing is a strategy everyone should employ to move towards a new value creation paradigm which makes the world a better place.

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Andrea Zanon anuncia que el día de la tierra es un buen día para las empresas

April 25, 2022, Innova Spain

Aunque no todos están de acuerdo con la agenda de la sostenibilidad y algunos, como el multimillonario Peter Thiel, creen que el gobierno nos ha impuesto los aspectos medioambientales, sociales y de gobernanza (ESG), voy a argumentar que todos deberíamos adoptarlos, ya que son buenos para nuestras vidas y para los negocios.

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Andrea Zanon believes that Businesses, particularly start-ups should hire a Chief Impact Officer

April 19, 2022, Medium

No matter where you stand in the political or value ranks, I believe we are in the middle of a revolution across the business and policy circle and I am going to argue that hiring a Chief Impact Officer (CIO) will help your company stay competitive, attract top talent, and generate long term corporate and societal value.

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Andrea Zanon sobre la economía metaversa y su potencial de emisiones netas cero

April 21, 2022, El Progresso

La economía metaversa se convertirá en realidad económica en los próximos 5 años, creando un billón de Euros de valor y ayudando a reducir la intensidad de carbono de nuestra economía.

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Earth Day (April 22, 2022) is a good day for business

April 15, 2022, Medium

While I understand not all are on board with the sustainability agenda, and some like the billionaire Peter Thiel believes that Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) has been forced on us by the government, I am going to argue we should all embrace it as it is good for our lives, and it is good for business.

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How to build personal confidence and metal fitness

April 12, 2022, Elephant Journal

As I work with many groups that focus on accelerating personal performance, crisis management and mental fitness, I would like to share a few key lessons on personal mastery that I have practiced and learned by getting exposed to hundreds of leaders across different disciplines from finance, entrepreneurship, environment, sports, and health.

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Andrea Zanon opina que las puntuaciones ESG beneficiará a las empresas

April 6, 2022, teinteresa.es

Tal y como predijeron muchos expertos, los criterios ESG se están imponiendo rápidamente y se están convirtiendo en la nueva manera de hacer negocio. Esto sucede porque los criterios ESG se han convertido en la máxima prioridad tanto para los líderes empresariales como para los reguladores.

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Andrea Zanon explica la nueva tendencia ESG en la industria de la moda

April 1, 2022, LaRepublica.es

Con la entrada en el mercado de medidas ambiental, social y gobernabilidad (internacionalmente conocidas como ESG) más estrictas en EE. UU. y Europa, la industria de la moda está tomando nota y algunos de los líderes del sector se están posicionando para ser los primeros en el movimiento de la sostenibilidad.

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