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The demographics of wealth creation and wealth management are changing.

The demographics of wealth creation and wealth management are changing.

Over the last three years, a global climate movement has called on all institutional investors to divest from fossil fuels and has focused on exposing the problem of ‘unburnable carbon’, alerting investors to the risks of stranded assets, and calling for urgent action on financial and ethical grounds.

Over the last three years, a global climate change movement has called on all institutional investors to divest from fossil fuels and has focused on exposing the problem of ‘unburnable carbon’, alerting investors to the risks of stranded assets, and calling for urgent action on financial and ethical grounds. For the philanthropic sector, the social, human, and ecological impacts of climate change significantly impacts our missions and programmatic activities. Climate change also introduces serious ethical and financial risks to our investment portfolios.

Did you know that you can use Big Data to make smarter decisions about where to spend your social capital? Or that you can use charity sector Big Data to help you power your latest tech solution? We have published a whitepaper that takes a look at the data that powers Dexterity Ventures Inc.’s Place2Give site, and how you can use that data for your charitable giving or business needs.

Did you know that you can use Big Data to make smarter decisions about where to spend your social capital? Or that you can use charity sector Big Data to help you power your latest tech solution? We have published a whitepaper that takes a look at the data that powers Dexterity Ventures Inc.’s Place2Give site, and how you can use that data for your charitable giving or business needs.

Guest Post From Adam Jones, Owner/Operator of MAXgreen Windows, Doors and Exteriors

With the price of oil down, everybody in Calgary seems to be worrying about the future of our local economy. After all, the oil and gas market is what generates billions for this province's public services, directly provides thousands of jobs, and trickles down those earnings to other local industries, especially construction.

  • Will housing prices drop?
  • Will skilled labour costs go down?
  • Will I be laid off due to the slower economy?
  • Is this the right time to be doing a renovation?

These are all common questions and you can talk to half a dozen "experts" and get 6 different theories on each question.

Unfortunately, many business still look at only one bottom line - their profit.

Guest Post From Adam Jones, Owner/Operator of MAXgreen Windows, Doors and Exteriors

With the price of oil down, everybody in Calgary seems to be worrying about the future of our local economy. After all, the oil and gas market is what generates billions for this province's public services, directly provides thousands of jobs, and trickles down those earnings to other local industries, especially construction.

  • Will housing prices drop?
  • Will skilled labour costs go down?
  • Will I be laid off due to the slower economy?
  • Is this the right time to be doing a renovation?

These are all common questions and you can talk to half a dozen "experts" and get 6 different theories on each question.

Unfortunately, many business still look at only one bottom line - their profit.

On January 31, 2015 Seth Godin published a short blog entitled the End of Geography.  In this post he points out how companies and technologies have removed the geography barrier and that localized markets are no-longer limited to kilometers and miles.  He ends his post with, "If you are still betting on geogrpahy, on winning merely because you are local, I hope you have a special case in mind."