Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investment Challenge

With natural disasters and climate change issues increasingly affecting the world, the need for sustainable solutions has never been greater. Every year, the Kellogg School of Management and Morgan Stanley partner to host the Sustainable Investing Challenge. The competition calls on hundreds of  graduate students from around the world to propose financial innovations that tackle environmental or social problems, [...]

By | December 18th, 2017|Impact, Innovation, Investment, Sustainability|0 Comments

Assessing Climate Change Impacts

To  many people, climate change is a fairly recent issue. Yet, governments all around the world have been commissioning scientists and economists to analyse the impacts of climate change since the 1970s. As nations and businesses work towards building a low-carbon, climate resilient economy, access to finance has emerged as a critical [...]

By | December 2nd, 2017|Governments, Sustainability, Technology|0 Comments

Agrifood Technology: Feeding The Future

Agrifood tech is the small but growing segment of the startup and venture capital universe that’s aiming to improve or disrupt the global food and agriculture industry.  Globally, food and agriculture (agrifood) is a $7.8 trillion industry, responsible for feeding the planet and hiring well over 40% of it. It is also responsible [...]

By | September 8th, 2017|agriculture, Agtech, Sustainability|0 Comments

Future Challenges of Water Sustainability

In February 2017, the World Water-Tech Innovation Summit returned to London for the 6th year, focused on the need for greater collaboration between stakeholders in creating a better approach to future water sustainability. The importance of this year’s meeting could not be underestimated. As the delegates shared their knowledge networks, it was appreciated that [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|Emerging Markets, Sustainability|Comments Off on Future Challenges of Water Sustainability

Seawater Technology Solutions for Food Security

According to the World Health Organisation about 20% of the world’s people live in regions that don’t have enough water for their needs. With the global population increasing by 80 million each year, a third of the planet will likely face water shortages by 2025. This looming water crisis is inextricably linked to food production because agriculture [...]

By | August 9th, 2016|Commercial, Enterprise, Global, Governments, Sustainability, Technology|Comments Off on Seawater Technology Solutions for Food Security

Understanding the Circular Economy

A circular economy is one that is restorative and regenerative by design, and which aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times, distinguishing between technical and biological cycles. It’s interesting to note that the concept is taking shape with great interest from Governments, Economists, Investors, Public and Private sector practitioners. But [...]

By | November 1st, 2015|Economy, Global, Research, Sustainability, Technology|Comments Off on Understanding the Circular Economy

Impact assessment of Wangari Maathai’s vision

Before she passed on, the Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai left an enduring legacy. The Green Belt Movement (GBM), a grassroots organisation she founded to eradicate poverty through environmental conservation, had reached a significant milestone, planting over 50 million trees in Africa. In spite of that achievement, her life’s work was more about human regeneration. She dreamed of a [...]

By | July 15th, 2015|Africa, Economy, Governments, Investments, Philanthropy, Sustainability|Comments Off on Impact assessment of Wangari Maathai’s vision

Welcome to Goldswans Insights

Goldswans is an integrated firm that offers professional services, insights and innovation to support sustainable growth in the emerging markets. We collaborate with partners to design solutions that create sustainable competitive advantages for their businesses. Our philosophy is to drive sustainability, social impact, and shared value for local communities via a business model that encourages [...]

By | May 1st, 2015|Advisory, Digital, Enterprise, Investments, Philanthropy, Research, Sustainability|Comments Off on Welcome to Goldswans Insights