Investing in sound value-driven opportunities that can significantly reduce global threats are “good” investments, not only in a humanitarian sense but also in driving monetary value. So how do we know what lies ahead of our future? What is the greatest crisis of our generation? What is relevant to us? There is a lot of… Continue reading How do we invest in our most emergent global crises?
The following text is an excerpt from a larger report. Available upon request. Country Landscape Overview Korea’s growth initially depended on a low wage, educated and disciplined labor force to produce goods for exports from its predominantly agricultural state possessing few natural resources. When the state prioritized economic development with a combination of state planning… Continue reading Impact Investing in South Korea
Introduction China today is the second largest global economy, the largest exporter and has the largest exchange reserves in the world. Chinese reforms for its economy began with Deng Xiaoping’s opening agriculture, defense, industry, science, and technology for development with state-led macoeconomic policies. The economic reforms under Deng’s era increased its role of capitalism and… Continue reading Bumpy Roads of China Ahead: Domestic Agenda and Financial Realities
Asia has felt so far away but is less new to me now. With the help of family, friends, and gracious hosts, I learned tremendously. I breathed in secondhand smoking, met my mentors at the Asia Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN), ate Ya Kun Kaya Toast with Temasek, a $235 billion dollar sustainability fund, chatted with investment banks,… Continue reading Impact Investing in Asia
Read on Asia Times here *This is an exploratory research paper for how can Blockchain be used as a solution for achieving peace in the peninsula. The successful inter-Korean dialogues continue, as they pledged together in the historic Panmunjon Declaration for “no more war on the Korean Peninsula” and declaration for a “new era of… Continue reading Leveraging Contemporary Technology for a Peaceful Korean Peninsula
(Originally written: 10.12.2018) American leadership promotes of governance, democracy, human rights, and global stability. How does this translate into social investments overseas? Businesses consult political risk, such as power structure and roots of political legitimacy, to make decisions on overseas investments. Democracy, which involves social systems, tax laws, and a regulatory environment, enables a positive,… Continue reading Incentivizing Investments with Political Vehicles
“Successful private equity needs macro-economic and micro-economic factors. These include political stability, sophisticated capital markets, corporate governance, strong entrepreneurial structure, and proper benchmarking. Other factors include fragmented markets, low competition, and comparability of funds."— Markus Ableitinger, Director of Capital Dynamics (Originally written: 10.12.2018) Businesses did not begin to champion social impact or corporate social responsibility… Continue reading Translating Risk for Social Impact