Mention the name Daimler, and most people think of Mercedes-Benz. Many wouldn’t equate the world’s most famous manufacturer of luxury cars with an economy vehicle, and certainly not one that promotes North America’s newest niche market: the sharing economy.
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This is the critical point we must embrace: sustainable investing can no longer simply present itself as an alternative to traditional investment approaches that ignore environmental, social and governance (ESG) imperatives.
“Africa is the world’s most underappreciated, undervalued growth story.” China sees its potential, but when will more businesses in the west take the investment plunge in Africa?
A lawsuit brought by Massachusetts auto dealers against Tesla Motors seeking to prevent the company from selling its electric vehicles in company-owned retail stores has been dismissed.
The suit, brought by the Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association (MSADA) in Norfolk County Superior Court, alleged that Tesla was violating state franchise laws by opening a company-owned store in Natick, Mass., last September. Judge Kenneth Fishman dismissed the case based on the auto dealers’ lack of standing and failure to state a claim.
The UK Green Deal allows people that live homes that are hard to heat to make improvements that are then paid for in installments over the next twenty years. These installments are added to their energy bill, which will have been reduced by the home improvements. In other words, you should never pay more than you save. Will it catch on?
The similarities between microfinance and the sharing economy together with the differences in their maturity level provide a great opportunity for the sharing economy to learn some valuable lessons from the more mature microfinance industry.
Three drivers are pushing sustainability into an investment megatrend in 2013: financial investigation, c-suite focus on sustainability, and consumers that are now demanding smarter, healthier and greener solutions.
Does the sharing economy threaten businesses, or are there business opportunities to be had within this new model? The answer is: yes and yes.