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The not-so Exponential Age: The so-called Green New Deal

Millions of electric cars are coming. What happens to all the dead batteries?

The battery pack of a Tesla Model S is a feat of intricate engineering. Thousands of cylindrical cells with components sourced from around the world transform lithium and electrons into enough energy to propel the car hundreds of kilometers, again and again, without tailpipe emissions. But when the battery comes to the end of its life, its green benefits fade. If it ends up in a landfill, its cells can release problematic toxins, including heavy metals. And recycling the battery can be a hazardous business, warns materials scientist Dana Thompson of the University of Leicester. Cut too deep into a Tesla cell, or in the wrong place, and it can short-circuit, combust, and release toxic fumes.

Weston NakamuraVisionary
Real Vision Exchange Manager, Programming and Community Engagement

Exchange Exclusive: How To ESG - Dr. Indranil Ghosh w/ Ash Bennington & Weston Nakamura

Alternative video title: “How To Prosperity” 

I have the privilege of participating alongside @Ash Bennington for a tri-continental discussion with Dr. Indranil Ghosh of Tiger Hill Capital and author of Powering Prosperity:  A Citizen's Guide for shaping global prosperity   - sharing insights exclusively for the Exchange. (MIT trained, formerly with Abu Dhabi Sovereign Wealth Fund, Bridgewater Associates, McKinsey & Co). 

Through his unique perspective, Indranil presents a (somehow) ”contrarian/non-consensus” outlook: optimism and necessity for successful private-public partnerships needed to tackle issues of climate change, prosperity inequality, and other monumental challenges that we millennials will have to confront. I personally don’t know why consensus dismisses public-private partnerships- half of DM society mistrusts government and the other half mistrusts the private sector, so find the way for each side to complement and enhance the other, no? Maybe I’m too not-old fashioned that way. 

And I challenge anyone to top an exit with “sorry guys, need to run - I’m supposed to be accepting an award for this very book we’re currently discussing.” (That really happens haha)

Please let me know your thoughts and feedback, for both the content as well as thoughts on this new interview structure with Ash and I experimented with. Thanks Exchange! 

Tokenisation pricing...

Tokenisation pricing...I am working on an ESG fund that is backed by real assets and yields in $ and carbon.  In 3-5 years, there is a choice of IPO, tokenisation, Green bond, debt finance etc.


Tokenisation and smart contract makes the most sense to me, but how do you model the price?  There are underlying real assets and an Annual yield in $ and CO2e sequestration.  Easy enough to model asset value and add a premium based on p/e - but what should that premium be for tokenisation?  Is anyone aware of any metrics or comparables? (not including that small New Jersey Italian restaurant....).  Thanks

Corporate Governance Scores; it’s here! 🤣

Aluminum Corporation of China Limited’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of June 1, 2021 is 5. The pillar scores are Audit: 5; Board: 4; Shareholder Rights: 8; Compensation: 3.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.