Factors that influence which cancers receive more public support over others

Colon, endometrial, liver and bile duct, cervical, ovarian, pancreatic, and lung cancers are all poorly funded compared to how many people have them and how many people die, according to the study in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, conducted between October 2017 and February 2018. For the US nationwide study, researchers used[…]

How many investors are currently available to you for cross-border impact investing?

Of over 120 million investors in the United States, only about 0.3 % are professional investors. The total number of professional investors in the United States is in the neighborhood of 350,000. This includes approximately 300,000 active angels, 1,200 VC funds, 4,200 private equity firms and 6,000 family offices – and some 35,000 miscellaneous professional investors. 60 % of[…]

Joint development and transfer of knowledge that government agencies are able to foster with startups, makes a difference

An international team of researchers at the University of Cambridge, the Technical University of Munich, and the University of Maryland reports that startups which collaborate with government agencies file 73% more patent applications than those who do not pursue such collaboration. The study also found that every time a cleantech startup licensed a technology developed[…]

2019 Climate change mitigation, energy mix and organic agriculture trends

The world needs to commit to a virtual target of 1.4C warming above pre-industrial levels to achieve a 2C goal. Concentrations of CO2 are now 46% greater than the levels in the atmosphere before the industrial revolution. According to UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world needs to spend US$2.4 trillion every year until 2035 to[…]

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Out of 212 private equity firms investing in 27 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, 27 fund education, 26 energy projects

212 private equity firms with 298 offices are physically based across 27 sub-Saharan African countries, according to consultancy Asoko Insight and Africa Capital Digest, a research firm. Among them, 10 largest firms, defined by funds under management, have over $1 billion each. They are: Actis African Capital Alliance African Infrastructure Investment Managers Brait Development Partners International[…]

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2 H 2018. Here’s what trends in Energy, Ecology, Skills and Finance discussions globally

ENERGY Increasing Resilience in Energy Systems: E-mobility, decentralized generation and outdated infrastructure are putting unprecedented pressure on energy systems, while increased connectivity and complexity are raising the exposure to cyberattacks and cascade failure. International Energy Agency’s The Future of Petrochemicals: The Future of Petrochemicals: Towards a more Sustainable Supply of Plastics and Fertilizers. This new report[…]

World’s multilateral development banks are still to set clear energy access targets, and collectively track energy access finance and its outcomes

1 bn people around the world lack access to electricity, and some 3 bn still rely on polluting solid fuels — like wood or charcoal — for cooking. The International Energy Agency maintains that, to achieve universal electricity access by 2030, off-grid and mini-grid solutions would have to account for over 2/3 of additional electricity supply investment. World’s multilateral[…]

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Overview of funding opportunities available in Northern Ontario, Canada

This Northern Ontario funding booklet (pdf) with an overview of funding programs is relevant as of April 2018. Funding topics covered: Accessibility The Rise Individual Lending Program………………………………………………………………………………4 Event Lending……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….4 Agriculture Carrot Cache ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5 Government of Canada’s Canadian Agricultural Loans Act Program ………………………………….5 Greenbelt Funding/Grants……………………………………………………………………………………………..6 RAIN – SNAPP ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..6 Arts and Culture Canada Council for the Arts……………………………………………………………………………………………9[…]