Victoria Brodsky

Impact Investing 101: How to “Do Good” while Making Substantial Returns

Impact Investing: Where Commerce Meets Compassion

Impact investing is the combination of investment and philanthropy – doing social “good” while making financial gains. Intentions and measurable impact are the two most important aspects of impact investing.

Areas of investment may include affordable or sustainable housing, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy infrastructure, healthcare services, education, and micro-finance.   

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AIM Summit in Dubai: “Beyond Renewables, Investing in Energy Infrastructure”

By Walter Schindler, Ed Hirs and Victoria Brodsky, Transformation LLC

I had the honor and the privilege of attending the Annual Investment Meeting Summit in Dubai as an invited speaker on November 26-27. Not only was it my first AIM Summit, but it was also my first experience visiting the incredible and fabulous city of Dubai. As one might expect, the ambiance and grandeur of the setting, combined with the professionalism of the Summit — well organized by Conference Director Raha Moradi — exceeded all of my expectations for the quality of the participants as well as the content, topics and substance of the speeches and panels. I was welcomed as a VIP and was treated with the greatest respect. Continue reading “AIM Summit in Dubai: “Beyond Renewables, Investing in Energy Infrastructure””

The Latest Sustainability Trend: How Will We Feed 10 billion People in 2050?

Co-Authored by Transformation, LLC Director of Projects, Victoria Brodsky

The Population Crisis at Hand

The growth of the world’s human population has been a topic of discussion for centuries. As our developments in science and technology allow for increased longevity, our hope has always been that the natural resource output from the earth will match the demand of the fast growing human population. Continue reading “The Latest Sustainability Trend: How Will We Feed 10 billion People in 2050?”

Beyond Renewables: Investing in Energy Infrastructure

Co-Authored By Walter Schindler, Ed Hirs and Victoria Brodsky, Transformation LLC

I had the honor and the privilege of attending the AIM Summit in Dubai as an invited speaker on November 26-27. Not only was it my first AIM Summit, but it was also my first experience visiting the incredible and fabulous city of Dubai. As one might expect, the ambience and grandeur of the setting, combined with the professionalism of the Summit, well organized by Conference Director Raha Moradi, exceeded all of my expectations for the quality of the participants as well as the content, topics and substance of the speeches and panels. Continue reading “Beyond Renewables: Investing in Energy Infrastructure”

CleanTech Venture Capital Shortage Leaves Opportunities Wide Open for Wily Investors

cleantech investments

Guest Post

The demand for clean and renewable energy sources will continue to rise in the next decade, particularly as governments, investors, and the general public digest the two recent reports from the United Nations and the U.S. government on the extent of climate change already under way and what is soon to come. Continue reading “CleanTech Venture Capital Shortage Leaves Opportunities Wide Open for Wily Investors”

Interview with Dr. Walter Schindler

Alternative Energy

What is your advice for investing in green energy projects?

After the last 20 years of trial and error and experience with green energy, there is sufficient skepticism among any investors that the pricing of good green energy project can often be very attractive. I recommend that all green energy projects be reviewed by a business planning perspective of the same principles of analysis that would apply to any energy project. Continue reading “Interview with Dr. Walter Schindler”

Sustainable Investing & The ESG Criteria: Reasons to Become an ESG Investor

Becoming an ESG Investor - growing your money

Should you be considering the ESG criteria when investing in companies? If you aren’t already, you might want to start. Companies focused on sustainability may not be at the top of the corporate food chain at the moment, but—thanks in part to how fast consumer bias can change with the post of a Tweet—investors need to be taking a serious look at the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria of their investments. Continue reading “Sustainable Investing & The ESG Criteria: Reasons to Become an ESG Investor”