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A Fifth Industrial Revolution?-image

January 20, 2020 | 5th Element Group PBC

A Fifth Industrial Revolution?

Much of the Davos 2020 community will be focused on the looming global climate crisis.  Delegates will be frustrated about our seeming tendency to neglect a catastrophic problem that confronts us, while making “much ado about nothing” in relative terms.   But...

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For a Sustainable Future, Measure Economic Impact Not Output-image

January 19, 2020 | Scott Minerd, Global Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Investments

For a Sustainable Future, Measure Economic Impact Not Output

As a longtime consumer of economic statistics—some would say a fanatical, obsessive consumer of such stats—I have come to realize two important things about data. First, you have to look at the right numbers. And second, even the “right” numbers...

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Financing Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure-image

April 22, 2019 | Goal 17 Partners

Financing Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure

At the Natural Capital Symposium, Goal 17 partners World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Guggenheim Partners explored how to finance more resilient and sustainable infrastructure projects across the world. The challenge – and the opportunity – is enormous. As Ryan Bartlett...

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The Path to Financing Sustainable Development-image

January 25, 2019 | Guggenheim

The Path to Financing Sustainable Development

In a world that has sizable infrastructure, the challenge is in how to meet the significant capital needs and to ensure that the development is done sustainably. A two-part presentation in the Goal 17 Partner space addressed the issue. In...

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Winning Over the Skeptics in an Era of Disbelief-image

January 24, 2019 | Goal 17 Partners

Winning Over the Skeptics in an Era of Disbelief

While partnerships are a powerful catalyst for innovation, any ground-breaking idea can be derailed in infancy without the crucial buy-in it requires. Whether in finance, technology, healthcare or virtually any industry, innovation and transformative ideas are often preceded by initial...

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The Quest For An Economy That Serves The Soul As Well As The Wallet-image

January 23, 2019 | Goal 17 Partners

The Quest For An Economy That Serves The Soul As Well As The Wallet

Economic models rarely include a lengthy consideration of moral values. But this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos experienced at least one session that involved more soul-searching than profit maximization. At an intimate roundtable, Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the...

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Expanding the Reach of Health Care Through Collaboration-image

January 23, 2019 | Goal 17 Partners

Expanding the Reach of Health Care Through Collaboration

Co-Impact, a global collaborative for system change, is taking on the last mile for health – bringing healthcare within the reach of the 1 billion people who don’t have it. They are on a mission to save 20 million lives...

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Transforming the Social Impact of Big Data-image

January 23, 2019 | The Rockefeller Foundation

Transforming the Social Impact of Big Data

The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and The Rockefeller Foundation announced the launch of Data Science for Social Impact. This transformational model for collaborative philanthropy will accelerate the use of data science by empowering non-profit, civic and government organizations with...

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Building Global Resilience Through the Oceans-image

January 23, 2019 | Guggenheim

Building Global Resilience Through the Oceans

The ocean is critical to sustaining life on earth and is a major driver of the global economy. The ocean absorbs a quarter of all CO2 emissions and generates 50% of the earth’s oxygen. The ocean also generates about US$2.5...

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How to Solve the World’s Greatest Challenges-image

January 22, 2019 | Goal 17 Partners

How to Solve the World’s Greatest Challenges

Global partnerships represent a foundation for optimism about the world’s future, in contrast to the pessimistic mood of the international community, according to several of the leading advocates for sustainable development at the World Economic Forum. Speaking at the launch...

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The Next Institutional Asset Class-image

January 21, 2019 | Guggenheim

The Next Institutional Asset Class

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Sustainable Infrastructure Needs to Look Beyond Climate Change-image

January 20, 2019 | The World Wildlife Fund

Sustainable Infrastructure Needs to Look Beyond Climate Change

We Need to Build Wisely New infrastructure development is essential if we are to meet the food, water and energy needs of a growing global population and deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals. Yet expected public and private investment of...

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