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What is Impact vs Sustainable Investing?

What is Impact vs Sustainable Investing?

November 21, 2021

What is impact investing and what is sustainable investing?

Are you still mixing these terms? What is global size of sustainable investments?

Get clarity and understand the difference between responsible, sustainable (ESG) and impact investing. It is important to know what is what in order to take the right action for SDGs.

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What are the Opportunities in Impact Investing Sector?

What are the Opportunities in Impact Investing Sector?

November 19, 2021

What are the opportunities in impact investing sector and market size? What are the advantages for you and how to receive funds and other resources in this sector?

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What is Impact Investing?

What is Impact Investing?

November 18, 2021

Learn about the globally accepted definition of impact investing, what are the important features for an impact company and how to impact investing is related to sustainable development goals.

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How is Impact Investment in the world of AI and Crypto

How is Impact Investment in the world of AI and Crypto

November 17, 2021

Host - Sveta and Ben Banerjee

Topic: How is Impact Investment in the world of AI and Crypto

Special Guests: Jason Hsu

Chapters:

0:00 Intro

1:32 Opening remarks

7:40 Jason Hsu's bio

How is Impact Investment in Taiwan

11:47 Family Offices and Impact Investment

14:05 Taiwan's role at promoting Impact Investment

17:03 President Tsai Ing-wen and Impact Investment

19:15 High Tech industry's focus on Impact Investment

Artificial Intelligence

22:40 Impact Investment's role on Artificial Intelligence

26:42 Why AI can be used for Impact Investment?

31:00 Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

37:09 Q/A: Thoughts on decentralized banking system

Impact Investment in the New Economy going forward

39:35 Cryptocurrency regulations

44:31 Q/A: Are you invest in cryptocurrency?

45:23 Digital currencies and central banks

50:02 Illegal business in the crypto sector

52:50 Call to action

56:09 Closing remarks

57:07 Outro

The weekly show on how Impactful investments and businesses are helping to implement the 17 UN SDG’s worldwide to preserve the world for future generation.

Banerjis have enlightening and in-depth conversations with newsmakers, celebrities, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, project owners, investors, politicians and business leaders and encourage them to act now.

Jason Hsu currently is Chief Initiative Officer at Taiwan AI Labs. With this role he is responsible for creating public awareness on AI bias, ethics, development and regulations. Taiwan AI Labs is a non-profit foundation that focuses on building AI solutions for advancing humanity. From 2016 to 2020 he served as Legislator At-Large in Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan (national parliament) overseeing technology policy, development, entrepreneurship and innovation. Among the crucial legislations that he authors and sponsors include FinTech Regulatory Sandbox Act, Selfdriving Vehicles Act, Angel Investment Law, Cybersecurity Management Act and Virtual Currency Guidelines (Security Token Offerings), Artificial Intelligence Development Act, Digital Economy Principle Act, Same Sex Marriage Act. Jason is a proponent for cryptocurrency and blockchain. Known as Crypto Congressman, Jason is credited for setting up Asia Blockchain Alliance (ABA),Taiwan Parliamentary Coalition for Blockchain(TPCB) and Self-Regulatory Organization(SRO). Legislator Hsu is in charge of setting up Council on AI, Law and Ethics. Concerning impact investment, Legislator Hsu amended Corporation Law to include Beneficial Cooperation and allow Impact Investment. Legislator Hsu also founded Indo-Pacific Cybersecurity Alliance under auspices of US State Department’s Global Training Framework Workshop with ICT Ministers from 15 countries. In 2019 Jason Hsu led Taiwan’s parliament with bipartisan effort to pass same sex marriage law, which is the first in Asia.

A regular keynote speaker on blockchain and cryptocurrency regulations, Jason has spoken at Global Blockchain Forum, BlockCity, Seamless Asia, World Economic Forum (WEF) Center for Industry 4.0, Google, G20 Summit in Osaka, Berkeley Blockchain Club and Taiwan RegTech Conference, Asia Leadership Summit, World Knowledge Forum, Harvard Law School’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet, Yale’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs. Jason is a founding member of Global Blockchain Policy Council.

Jason Hsu co-founded TEDxTaipei in 2009 and served as TEDx senior ambassador to Asia from 2011~2015. Hsu graduates from Singularity University’s executive program with a focus on exponential technology. He is a Draper Hills Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Democracy Development and Rule of Law(CDDRL). He’s also selected as an IVLP (International Visitor Leadership Program) fellow by U.S. State Department in 2019. He is invited as a Senior Fellow at Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School in 2022.

How do we turn Poverty into Opportunity?

How do we turn Poverty into Opportunity?

November 16, 2021

Host - Sveta and Ben Banerjee

Topic: How do we turn Poverty into Opportunity Special

Guests: Reto Möhr Managing Director of Enabling Microfinance AG (EMF)

The weekly show on how Impactful investments and businesses are helping to implement the 17 UN SDG’s worldwide to preserve the world for future generation.

Banerjis have enlightening and in-depth conversations with newsmakers, celebrities, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, project owners, investors, politicians and business leaders and encourage them to act now.

Reto Möhr is Managing Director of Enabling Microfinance AG (EMF), an independent provider of microloans in Liechtenstein and responsible for client management. Reto has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry and has been involved in impact investing for over 10 years in various management positions at banks and asset managers. He is the EMF representative in the Association of Charitable Foundations and Trusts in Liechtenstein. Reto is very committed to a sustainable financial centre in the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Enabling Microfinance "EMF" has been an independent provider of microloans for over 12 years with the vision to catalyse access to capital where it is needed most and to promote financial inclusion to people in developing economies currently overlooked by the financial system. EMF is fully owned by the Charitable Enabling Microfinance Foundation. To date, EMF has reached over 6 million people and helped them to build a sustainable Livelihood for themselves and their families.

J.P. Balkenende: Are we on track?

J.P. Balkenende: Are we on track?

November 15, 2021

Host - Sveta and Ben Banerjee Topic: Are we on track?

Special Guests:

Jan Peter Balkenende Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (2002-2010), Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Member of the Club de Madrid, External Senior Advisor to EY, Associate Partner at Hague Corporate Affairs, Chairman Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition, Chairman Noaber Foundation

The weekly show on how Impactful investments and businesses are helping to implement the 17 UN SDG’s worldwide to preserve the world for future generation.

Banerjis have enlightening and in-depth conversations with newsmakers, celebrities, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, project owners, investors, politicians and business leaders and encourage them to act now.

Professor Jan Peter Balkenende was Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 2002 to 2010. During 2011-2016, Balkenende worked as Partner at EY on corporate responsibility and international affairs. Since 2016, he is External Senior Advisor to EY and since May 2021 Associate Partner at Hague Corporate Affairs as well. Balkenende chairs the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition, the New Mobility Foundation (International) and the Noaber Foundation. Balkenende is Professor of Governance, Institutions and Internationalisation at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Member of the World Leadership Alliance - Club de Madrid.

Kasike Nibonrix Kaiman: We have the Solutions!

Kasike Nibonrix Kaiman: We have the Solutions!

November 12, 2021

Host - Sveta and Ben Banerjee Topic: We have the Solutions!

Special Guests: Kasike Nibonrix Kaiman, Chief for the Yukayeke Yamaye Guani (Jamaican Humming Bird Taino People)

The weekly show on how Impactful investments and businesses are helping to implement the 17 UN SDG’s worldwide to preserve the world for future generation.

Banerjis have enlightening and in-depth conversations with newsmakers, celebrities, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, project owners, investors, politicians and business leaders and encourage them to act now.

Kasike Nibonrix Kaiman is a member of Consejo de Medicina Ancestral Indígena Originaria del Abya Yala (Council of Ancestral Indigenous Medicine of the Americas) , the Main organizer for Caribbean Region Peace and Dignity Journeys which is an inter-tribal spiritual run connected to ancient prophecies of the Americas, member of “ Responsables Espirituales Originarios del Guyrapoi, Kuntur, Quetzal, Aguila and Warawao" ( R.E.O.G.K.Q.A.W ) with responsibility for maintaining traditional ceremonies in the Caribbean and sits on Y.C.O.I.L (Yamaye/ Jamaica Council of Indigenous Leaders).

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, GCSK, CSK, PhD: Food Sovereignty Matters

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, GCSK, CSK, PhD: Food Sovereignty Matters

November 11, 2021

Host - Sveta and Ben Banerjee

Topic: Food Sovereignty Matters

Special Guests:

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, GCSK, CSK, PhD, Dsc

Professor. Biodiversity scientist. Entrepreneur. Author.6th President Republic of Mauritius

The weekly show on how Impactful investments and businesses are helping to implement the 17 UN SDG’s worldwide to preserve the world for future generation.

Banerjis have enlightening and in-depth conversations with newsmakers, celebrities, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, project owners, investors, politicians and business leaders and encourage them to act now.

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has been the Managing Director of the Centre International de Développement Pharmaceutique (CIDP) Research and Innovation as well as Professor of Organic Chemistry with an endowed chair at the University of Mauritius. Since 2001, she has served successively as Dean of the Faculty of Science and Pro Vice Chancellor (2004- 2010). She has also worked at the Mauritius Research Council as Manager for Research (1995-1997).

Ms Gurib-Fakim earned a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Surrey (1983) and a PhD from the University of Exeter, UK (1987).

As a Founding Member of the Pan African Association of African Medicinal Plants, she co-authored the first ever African Herbal Pharmacopoeia. She has authored and co-edited 30 books, several book chapters and scientific articles in the field of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. Elected Fellow of several academies and societies, Ms Gurib-Fakim received several international prizes including the 2007 l’Oreal-UNESCO Prize for Women in Science, the African Union Commission Award for Women in Science, 2009.

On 05 June 2015, she was sworn in as the 6th President and the First Female President of the Republic of Mauritius and served in that capacity until March 2018. She was elevated to the Order of GCSK by the Government of Mauritius, and received the Legion d’Honneur from the Government of France in 2016. In 2017, she received both the lifelong achievement award of the United States Pharmacopoeia-CePat Award and the American Botanical Council Norman Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical Research Award. In 2018, she received the Order of St George at the Semperopernball, Dresden, Germany. In 2019, she received the ‘Trailblazing award for political leadership’ by the World Women Leaders Council in Iceland. In 2020, she was elected Honorary President of the International and Engineering Institute and received their 2020 5th IETI Annual Scientific Award. She also received the IAS-COMSTECH Ibrahim Memorial Award from the WIAS in Jordan. In 2021, she received the Benazir Bhutto Lifetime Achievement Award and the Obada Prize. In 2021, she has been appointed as Distinguished Professor at the John Wesley School of Leadership, Carolina University, USA. In June 2016, she was in the Forbes List for the 100 ‘Most Powerful women in the world’ and 1st among the Top 100 Women in Africa Forbes List 2017, 2019. She is honoured as one of Foreign Policy’s 2015 Global Thinkers.

J. Mandal: Women Empowerment in Impact Investing

J. Mandal: Women Empowerment in Impact Investing

November 10, 2021

Host - Sveta and Ben Banerjee

Topic: Women Empowerment in Impact Investing (September 10, 2021)

Special Guests: Jaydeep Mandal, Founder of Aakar Innovation & Aakar Social Ventures

The weekly show on how Impactful investments and businesses are helping to implement the 17 UN SDG’s worldwide to preserve the world for future generation.

Banerjis have enlightening and in-depth conversations with newsmakers, celebrities, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, project owners, investors, politicians and business leaders and encourage them to act now.

Aakar Innovation & Aakar Social Ventures founder Jaydeep Mandal is a leading figure in the Menstrual Hygiene & Health sector globally having innovated and created the first ~100% compostable sanitary napkin certified by the highest lab of the Govt of India. Jaydeep is protege of the National Innovation Foundation of the Department of Science & Technology of the Govt of India. He is an important contributor and Advisory member of the Bureau of Indian Standards Committee for new standards for Sanitary pads published in Oct 2019. He features in the select group of PMO & Niti-Aayog's "Champions of Change".

Jaydeep has won Bio-based materials of the year award 2019-Germany, Global Bioplastics Award 2018-Germany for Compostable Anandi pads which are treated as Oscars of Bio-Industry. Jaydeep is an Engineer and MBA in Innovations and Entrepreneurship with a Global Innovation Program certificate from GSB-Stanford University-USA. He has 12+ years of experience in menstrual hygiene, rural innovation and micro-enterprise development as an entrepreneur, consultant/advisor. His work is acclaimed by several governments, World Bank, UN organizations, UKAID, USAID & International NGOs like Aga Khan Foundation, President of India, CII, FICCI, UN, Miss World Organisation and Miss India Organization for innovation and entrepreneurship in the menstrual hygiene sector.

K. Lanz & M. Eglofff: Impactful Businesses in Circular Economy

K. Lanz & M. Eglofff: Impactful Businesses in Circular Economy

November 9, 2021

Host - Ben Banerjee & Svetlana Banerjee

Topic: Impactful Businesses in Circular Economy (September 3, 2021)

Special Guests: Karin Lanz, founder of Lanz Cosmetics AG Mirco Egloff, co-founder of Circular Economy Startup Loopi AG

The weekly show on how Impactful investments and businesses are helping to implement the 17 UN SDG’s worldwide to preserve the world for future generation.

Banerjis have enlightening and in-depth conversations with newsmakers, celebrities, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, project owners, investors, politicians and business leaders and encourage them to act now.

Karin Lanz is the founder of Lanz Natur AG. As an entrepreneur, she has wholeheartedly subscribed herself to the circular economy. no excuses LANUR is the first cosmetics label worldwide to develop Cradle to Cradle Certified® gold certified products exclusively. This certification has been awarded to the label itself as well as the entire product range, including all elements of packaging.

Following her visionary spirit, Mrs. Lanz makes no compromises with her company. LANUR products create no waste because the concept of waste is eliminated altogether. Borrowing from nature and giving back to nature. Unharmed. no excuses LANUR is innovation that goes all the way.

Mrs. Lanz keeps pushing boundaries and herself to more efficiency, connecting the dots in the supply chain and throughout production, which automatically leads to a circular consciousness within her network and gives rise to further future-safe ranges of products. Join no excuses LANUR in the efforts to promote the concept of circular. Let’s borrow and not take.

Mirco Egloff, co-founder of circular economy startup loopi AG, could never just sit in an office and work a regular 9 to 5 job. He thinks too much and hates inefficiency. Passionate about the environment and concerned about climate relevant topics he decided to pursue a masters degree in energy and environmental engineering. He specialized in new business models, innovation management and circular economy. In march 2021 he officially founded loopi AG together with four other co-founders with complementary skills. After a successful crowdfunding in Mai Mirco now plans to enter the market with loopi early 2022 with the mission to move the families of today and tomorrow.

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