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”
Most people have heard of Bitcoin, but have only a vague idea of what it really is. The same for “cryptocurrency, ” although Blockchain is even less understood. Continue reading “How Blockchain Can Change the World”
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”
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”
For the longest time, the primary motivator behind investments individuals and companies made is the potential return. If people with money to spend see something intriguing, something promising, something that could be big sooner rather than later, then they will not hesitate to put down the money needed to get involved. Continue reading “What Is Sustainable Investing?”
Sustainable investing, also called ethical investing or socially responsible investing, is the practice of targeting investments that not only return a profit, but also contribute to bringing about positive social and environmental changes. Continue reading “3 Signs Sustainable Investing Is Moving Into the Mainstream”
Each investor has a different method of deciding whether to invest in a particular company. My strategy has always been to evaluate the following factors in this order: the synergy of the leadership team, the timing and innovation of the technology, and the company vision and strategy. Continue reading “Investment Tips: How to Pick Winners”
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”
Over the years, my parents instilled in me their own unique lessons of life. My mother taught me that I would always live by my reputation and that I should always work hard but enjoy most the simple things.
My father taught me three important lessons about communication that I will always remember: Continue reading “3 Communication Lessons from My Father”
For several years now, cleantech investing has been stuck in a rut—still perceived as too risky by some, too slow to grow by others. However, there’s no doubt that we need VC investors in cleantech startups. Whether it’s two years from now or ten, the future is written in our growing population, growing climate change, and growing demand for energy—all of which combats our decreasing safe drinking water, decreasing agricultural abilities and global financial instability.
If you’re going to invest in cleantech startups, here are a few points to remember: Continue reading “4 Points to Keep in Mind for Cleantech Startup Investments”