Maria Bello gave an excellent speech at the Global Impact Economy Forum hosted by US State Department. Her speech begins at 18 minutes into the tube film, and the film should start at that point. Very inspiring.
According to a recent report by Credit Suisse, (2011 Global Wealth Report) total wealth for the entire world reached US$ 231 trillion and is anticipated to grow even more. By 2016, the entire global wealth will reach US$ 345. The global GDP is about US$ 65 trillion. Global Wealth is nearly 4x the size of the entire global economy.
The definition use for wealth is financial assets plus real assets (mainly housing owned by individuals minus debts. (p. 8 2011 Credit Suisse-Global Wealth Report)
As there is so much wealth in the world. perhaps that could be a solution to the debt crisis and stimulating the markets. If we took 10-15% of all the wealth and used that to pay off the troublesome sovereign debt, mortgage crisis debt, college tuition debt, etc with certain conditions attached.
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TBLI CLUB Benelux, a new network for ESG and Impact Investing, had a very successful launch yesterday, with 75 registered guests. We are grateful to ABN AMRO for hosting it, and to Stephen Brenninkmeijer for being our keynote speaker.
Stephen engaged the audience with his experience as an Impact Investor. What were his motivation, experience, succes and failures.
Everyone felt inspired, educated, and made many new relations for future development via the Pathable Networking service provided for all members.
Looking forward to next TBLI CLUB Sept. 5, 2012 with Gloria Nelund of Trilinc Global who will talk about her project to create a regulated retail impact investing private equity fund.
Looking forward to it.
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