Green finance through shared savings

Norbert Bol

Last week I wrote about the “ green finance gap “, where investments in green technology suffer from a lack of financial resources and less attractive risk-return expectations compared to other investments. In the closing the green finance gap, the shared savings concept can contribute positively to the earlier mentioned constraints. I hope this blog contributes to the debate on closing the green finance gap.

The Cybersecurity of Banking and Finance

Daniel Burrus

I’ve discussed the importance of cybersecurity in healthcare due to the extremely sensitive personal data and the loss of trust if hacked.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

At what speed do we close the green finance gap?

Norbert Bol

This lack of sufficient financial resources is also known as the “green finance gap” . In order to close the green finance gap more quickly, it is necessary to include more sustainability measures relating to risk, liquidity and calculation methods. Improving Basel III by including sustainabitity measures is necessary to close the green finance gap. Strategic Management Finance Innovation Investment Strategy Sustainability

Innovation in Corporate Finance: Creative Budgeting Tips for Intrapreneurs

Rocketspace

Corporate Innovation FinanceOne of the biggest challenges that corporate innovation teams face is that results can take years to pay off. The road to success with long-term research and development has many unexpected twists and turns. Failure is a natural part of the journey. Teams need to cast their nets wide, take risks, and navigate short-term losses. So how can corporate intrapreneurs and executives see eye to eye when it comes to balancing shareholder value?

Is finance too low-tech to support sustainability innovations?

Norbert Bol

My conclusion is that low-tech finance will not endure in a society where there is a definite urge for more sustainability. High-tech finance probably is not the answer, because money is not the only parameter as sometimes financial experts think and are motivated. Integrated finance will lead to better investment decision making that is more sustainable. Strategic Management Collaboration Finance Sustainability

Five Hubs of High Finance Transformed Into Venture Hubs

Rocketspace

Five cities well-known for catering to the elite of high finance are diversifying by embracing a different brand of finance: venture capital. Boston. Los Angeles. London. New York. San Francisco. In the process, they're giving life to vibrant startup ecosystems. Corporate Innovation Innovation Growth + Marketing Startups

The Digital Dollar's Global Potential For Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Stablecoins have made their impact on both the cryptocurrency sector and traditional finance. Finance

Why the Finance Industry Cannot Ignore Fintech Any Longer

Daniel Burrus

One Hard Trend to watch very carefully is the speed of change that new financial technology start-ups, often referred to as “fintech,” will bring to the finance industry, which to date has a divided opinion as to their impact. Consultancy Deloitte , for example, believes that the wave of fintech companies that are setting their sights on shaking up the world of finance is vastly overrated. The digital transformation has completely changed the business landscape in record time.

Finance Your Start-Up Business

The Human Factor

The next challenge is financing your dream, which is not always easy. Having separate accounts makes it much easier to keep the finances straight, as you can clearly what money is for what. If you’d rather not do this, you should consider loans or financing options. Before you apply for any kind of finance option, make sure your business plan is well set up and ready to be scrutinised. The post Finance Your Start-Up Business appeared first on The Human Factor.

Keeping Control of Your Business Finances

The Human Factor

However, from emergency funds to the latest technologies, there are multiple ways that the modern entrepreneur can both establish and maintain a more reliable level of control over the business finances. The more that you choose the software to match your needs, the easier it will be to get a clearer ongoing picture of your finances. The more attention that you pay to your finances, the more chances you have of business success. source.

How DeFi Will Reshape Financial Services

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Decentralized Finance continues to mature and attract significant capital investment. Finance

The UBS Future of Finance Global Finals

100%Open

Working very closely and collaboratively with UBS, we launched The UBS Future of Finance Challenge on 12th August 2015, an open competition for entrepreneurs and technology startups around the world. Three winners of the UBS Future of Finance Challenge were selected from over 600 participants from 52 countries. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with this new fast moving innovation community to reinvent the future of finance together in 2016.

The UBS Future of Finance Challenge 2017

100%Open

This week was the culmination of the UBS Future of Finance Challenge 2017 , an open innovation competition to find the innovators around the world who are transforming the world of banking and finance. This year the focus of the challenges was around RegTech & Legal Tech, Wealth in a Digital Age, Digital Eco-systems, and the Future of Investment Banking.

How Corporate Finance Got Its Groove Back

BPI Thought Leadership Media Coverage

In today's volatile marketplace, companies, regardless of their size, are dealing with more complexity than ever before. Global markets, which bring both new opportunities and new competitors, far-flung supply chains that require precise organization, disruptive technology, increasingly empowered customers, and lingering economic uncertainty, which continues to fetter many firms' plans for grow

How To Ensure Your Business’ Finances Are In Check

The Human Factor

One of the hardest things to do as a business owner is ensuring your finances are always in check. With that in mind, here are a number of ways to ensure your business’ finances are always in check: Make Sure You Are Budgeting For Each Year. If you think you’re struggling when it comes to your business’ finances, you might want to consider taking out a business loan or applying for a grant. Set Yourself Targets When It Comes To Finances. image source.

Introducing the UBS Future of Finance Challenge

100%Open

We are very pleased and proud to be able to share the details of The UBS Future of Finance Challenge which launched globally yesterday. Let’s transform the future of finance together. It’s been the culmination of an intense burst of effort and it’s exciting to finally be able to share the details and see a very positive reception on the first day. UBS is one of the world’s leading banks, specializing in wealth management, asset management and investment banking.

Starting Your Own Business: How To Figure Out Your Finances

The Human Factor

It’s about networking, about planning – and it’s also about making sure that you have your finances in place. Paying an accountant might seem like a waste of that precious money, but if it helps you stay on top of your finances, it will be worth it. The post Starting Your Own Business: How To Figure Out Your Finances appeared first on The Human Factor. contributed post –.

How AI-Based Software Can Optimize Your Tax-Prep

Entrepreneur - Innovation

FinanceWith filing date inching closer, entrepreneurs must initiate the process efficiently.

Finance Must Evolve to Meet the Challenges of a “Perfect Storm”

BPI Thought Leadership Media Coverage

Finance organizations within global corporations face mounting pressures and increasing complexity in meeting external and internal reporting, budgeting and planning requirements.& & Heightened scrutiny and financial regulations, more diversified business portfolios and complicated corporate structures, increased competition and market change, and greater economic uncertainty—these and

The UBS Future of Finance Challenge Goes Global

100%Open

We helped to organise and host four launch events for the UBS Future of Finance Challenge around the world attracting over 350 attendees, starting last Tuesday evening in Zurich, Wednesday evening in London, Thursday lunchtime in Singapore, and Thursday evening in New York. And there were lots of probing and interesting questions for UBS about the motivation behind the challenge and the call to action to transform the future of finance. This week has been intense but fun.

Finance Executives See Rosier Economy This Year

BPI Thought Leadership Media Coverage

& A survey of financial executives found that though they’re still pessimistic about job growth in the United States, most of them expect the economy to do better in 2011 than 2010

Looking For Ways To Finance Your Business? You Can If You Plan!

The Human Factor

But, how exactly can you project your future finances in a way which ensures people take a risk with you? The post Looking For Ways To Finance Your Business? Contributed post –. If all the business advice is to be believed, you need a pretty significant amount of capital to start a company. Things like product development and manufacturing certainly don’t come cheap. Not to mention that any business needs to pile a fair amount into things like marketing.

How to turn a Multinational Automotive-Finance Company into an Innovation Powerhouse

Qmarkets

With over 3,100 employees across 36 companies, RCI Bank and Services is a multinational finance company which is focused on delivering innovative services to customers of the Renault and Nissan automotive groups. Qmarkets: Please could you briefly tell us about your industry – what are some of the challenges facing a modern finance organization? Jean-Philippe Mathes: As we all know, the finance industry is more ripe for technological disruption than almost any other sector.

These 3 Indicators May Be Projecting the Next Financial Collapse

Innovation Excellence

FinanceWhile there is no one magic indicator of the market’s future, these three may provide some of the best insights into the current and future state of the economy. Warren Buffett once said, “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” ” In August of 2007, I had a meeting with the.

Here’s How Investors Are Adapting To The New Era Of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Finance Innovation InvestingIn recent decades, innovation has become almost synonymous with digital technology. That wasn’t always true, of course. Long before the microchip was invented, we built an industrial economy based on electricity and internal combustion, harnessed the power of the atom and developed life-saving cures. Nevertheless, lately everything seems to be digital. Entrepreneurs who create software.

How to turn a Multinational Automotive-Finance Company into an Innovation Powerhouse

Qmarkets

With over 3,100 employees across 36 companies, RCI Bank and Services is a multinational finance company which is focused on delivering innovative services to customers of the Renault and Nissan automotive groups. Qmarkets: Please could you briefly tell us about your industry – what are some of the challenges facing a modern finance organization? Jean-Philippe Mathes: As we all know, the finance industry is more ripe for technological disruption than almost any other sector.

Therantology

Innovation Excellence

Entrepreneurship Finance Health/Healthcare Innovation fraud Investing TheranosThe Theranos story continues to unfold in the headlines and will likely be the stuff of Harvard Business School cases for years to come. Here is a brief history of Theranos. and where they find themselves now. According to the WSJ, Theranos Inc. said it will shut down its blood-testing facilities and shrink its workforce by more than.

One Way to Finance Tech Startups Outside of Superstar Cities | Harvard Business Review

Xinova

Our very own Edward Jung, brings to life the concept of Innovation Bonds in a recent article published in the Harvard Business Review. In smaller cities and middle-income regions across the globe, even the best ideas and most promising new businesses can die on the vine for lack of access to markets and capital. Those […]. Inventor Community News

More Corporations Are Looking to Corporate Venture Capital to Access Innovative Startup Technologies

Rocketspace

Corporate Innovation Finance Venture CapitalInnovative startups pose a constant threat to corporations. To integrate some of the dynamism and energy of fast-moving startups, many companies invest in internal R&D, consider mergers and acquisitions, or set up partnerships with new and nimble players in the market. But increasingly, corporations are also turning to the idea of corporate venture capital (CVC) as a way to make disruption work for them, instead of against them.

So You Think You Know Your Competitors? Think Again.

InnovationManagement

Support for SMEs Trend Alert banking Competition competitive advantage corporate innovation customer engagement development finance innovative companies invention market partner partnerships retail tourism transportation trendsA brand-new car sold by a vending machine and a robot that brings in the laundry - in this article, we'll explore how to prepare for new competitors entering the market. The post So You Think You Know Your Competitors? Think Again.

Qmarkets & Intesa Sanpaolo Card: Tailoring Innovation Management for the Finance Industry

Qmarkets

Intesa Sanpaolo Card. Intesa Sanpaolo Card is a provider of payment solutions, which was founded in 2009 as a member of one of the largest banking groups in Europe. With headquarters in Croatia and Slovenia, it services clients from the financial and banking sectors across Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Intesa Sanpaolo Card maintains and manages different type of card-holder data for more than 5.6 million accounts, processing over 600 million transactions a year, 1.5

Where to Find the Venture-Backed Startups Other Corporates Are Missing

Rocketspace

Finance Corporate-Startup Partnerships Partnerships Venture Capital CVCSilicon Valley. New York. Boston. Startups in these locales always claim the largest share of venture capital funds because of their proximity to the biggest and best-funded VC firms. Competition for deals is fierce , making it expensive to fish these markets for new investment opportunities or tuck-in acquisitions.

$100 to $75 Million in 7 Years, if You Had Just Done This

Innovation Excellence

Finance Technology Bitcoin Blockchain cryptocurrency Ethereum Litecoin money NEM Ripple2010 was a great year to make $75 million with less than you spend at Starbucks in a month. Although at the time, neither of us knew why.

Intel Capital Is Betting Millions On Four Categories: Should You Be Copying Them?

Rocketspace

Finance Trends Venture Capital Artificial Intelligence (AI) CVCJust like great artists, great investors steal great ideas from those with demonstrated expertise. No corporate venture capitalist (CVC) has demonstrated as much expertise and excellence over the decades as Intel Capital. So when the firm unveils new bets at its Global Summit each fall, you can bet that everyone with fresh capital and a need for ideas is watching closely.

Qmarkets & Intesa Sanpaolo Card: Tailoring Innovation Management for the Finance Industry

Qmarkets

Intesa Sanpaolo Card. Intesa Sanpaolo Card is a provider of payment solutions, which was founded in 2009 as a member of one of the largest banking groups in Europe. With headquarters in Croatia and Slovenia, it services clients from the financial and banking sectors across Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Intesa Sanpaolo Card maintains and manages different type of card-holder data for more than 5.6 million accounts, processing over 600 million transactions a year, 1.5

Top Startups to Watch in Personal Smart-tech and Who is Investing in Them

Rocketspace

Finance Trends Venture Capital CVCSeveral publications, including TechCrunch and Mashable , picked their winners from a wide range of devices from different companies. If there was a common theme, it's that smarter devices offering data-driven personal services are headed our way in the near future. Below we highlight seven companies that could play a significant role in the personal smart-tech space. We also call out the investors who are betting big on them.

Data 100

Transportation and Logistics Startups Attracting Corporate Investment

Rocketspace

Below are some transportation and logistics startups that have received substantial corporate backing: Finance Accelerators Venture Capital Logistics CVCIt shouldn't come as a surprise that overall funding for transportation-focused startups doubled in just one year—from $7 billion in 2014 to $14 billion in 2015—according to Volvo Group's venture capital arm. Who's getting the money, and what's proving to be of interest to corporate venturers like Volvo?

To Succeed, Innovative Companies Need to Be Decisive and Fearless in Opening-Up

Innovation Excellence

Results from a new national survey shows companies adopting open innovation (OI) to out-pace competitors and lead their industries in an increasingly aggressive global landscape Continue reading → Finance Open Innovation corporate growth

Finding Startup Capital That Fits You and Your Business

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Finance Business Models Innovation Management StrategyWhat do you do when you're ready to really get your business underway and secure the capital you need to compete in your industry? Find out here.

Why Private Equity Firms Should Leverage Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Culture & Values Finance Industry Innovation evaluation growth trajectory Investment researchOnce Private Equity Groups understand how Innovation works and how it can be used to inspire transformative growth, Innovation will be one of the foremost toolkits in a segment that ignores its power.

Three Interesting Examples of Crowdsourcing in the Financial Sector

IdeaScale

Can finance benefit from crowdsourcing? Crowdsourcing and finance often make sense. Another aspect worth considering is that many finance customers share common ground, which can be both a point of curiosity and a way to offer crowdsourcing as part of your services. As you can see, crowdsourcing can be used in any number of ways in the finance industry. Download our Crowdsourcing in Finance white paper now! Crowdsourcing can add up in surprising ways.

Innovation in Corporate Financial Services

Innovation Excellence

Finance Innovation Leadership cynicism cynics Financial Services Financial Services Innovation innovation managers Innovation TeamsSocietal and technological trends are developing at an exponential pace. We see it, sense it, and read about it every day. While corporate innovation is often labelled as a viable strategy for improving the company’s performance, a successful implementation of corporate innovation remains challenging for most companies.

Interview with John Spiers

Destination Innovation

Audio Best Invest entrepreneur finance John Spiers PhilanthropistMy interview with an old friend, entrepreneur and philanthropist John Spiers. link]. John Spiers at Aldermaston in 1970. Paul Sloane, Robin Bloor, John Spiers, Ibiza 1971. The post Interview with John Spiers appeared first on Destination Innovation.