Trends in Impact Investing

The following text is an excerpt from a larger report. Available upon request. 1. Blended-Value Capital The idea of blended capital paved the way for new thinking across silo networks of maximizing value. It focused on aligning the investments of endowments with the mission of the foundation. The philosophy was launched Jed Emerson, a strategic… Continue reading Trends in Impact Investing

Bumpy Roads of China Ahead: Domestic Agenda and Financial Realities

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

Leveraging Contemporary Technology for a Peaceful Korean Peninsula

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

Incentivizing Investments with Political Vehicles

(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