Victoria Brodsky

What do Corporate Lawyers Do?

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What is a Corporate Lawyer?

The role of a corporate lawyer really depends on the type of client they are serving. However, most corporate lawyers, no matter the industry, size, or type of client is responsible for advising on the clients’ legal rights, responsibilities, and obligations in their business. They may work as outside counsel, either for themselves at their own legal advisory firm or at a small-to-large sized law firm, or they may work as employees of a company as their general counsel.

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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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Why Venture Capital Model is Not the Best Way to Invest in Energy, Water, and Food

Delayed Response

One of the challenges with both climate change and pollution is that it’s very gradual in its impact, and any progress is very slow like trying to move a battleship. This is one of the reasons Venture Capital in the biggest industries in the world, energy, water, and food, has been an uphill battle. I’ve been talking about addressing issues in these areas for over 20 years, but it feels like it’s only been in the last 12 months that people have been responsive and want to do something BIG.

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Why Our Food Systems are so Wasteful: Inefficiencies in Agriculture Technology, Infrastructure, and Waste

Guest Blog by Victoria Brodsky

“Food is not lacking, it’s just poorly managed.”  – Irene Banos Ruiz, Deutsche Welle13

Although we currently produce enough to food to feed everyone in the world 1.5x the amount of calories they need daily, there are millions of people starving, and a global food crisis looming. The reason for this includes inefficiencies in the application of agriculture technologies, infrastructure problems, and waste.

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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”

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How Blockchain Could Impact Our Energy Usage

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You may be familiar with the term “blockchain” from the post a few weeks back, or from the many news stories about Bitcoin and other new cryptocurrencies. Blockchain is the way that such currencies track the holding and exchange of currency units — a secure, transparent ledger system that all participants can see and use to track their own assets. Continue reading “How Blockchain Could Impact Our Energy Usage”

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Investments in Water and Desalination

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When researching green investment opportunities, it’s easy to be drawn to the transportation or energy sectors. Not only have new technological developments created a lot of activity in these arenas, but both have been traditional focuses for investment over many decades. This article takes a look at a different sector that has not attracted a lot of attention over the years, but is a resource that is even more fundamental and critical: water. Continue reading “Investments in Water and Desalination”

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CleanTech Venture Capital Shortage Leaves Opportunities Wide Open for Wily Investors

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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”