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You Have NO Rights

Rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away. They are privileges. COVID-19 has sparked a wave of restrictions on people’s rights and freedoms across the globe. Many of these restrictions have a very real -both positive and negative- impact on people’s everyday lives. Perhaps these restrictions serve a good purpose, specifically in avoiding or limiting the overload to our largely unprepared health care systems. Irrespective of the effects we mustn’t forget that history is Read more…

Bill Gates Long Feared an Influenza Outbreak

COVID-19 caught many —but not everyone— off guard. Bill Gates not only feared an influenza outbreak, he also warned about how ill-prepared we are in the event we were to experience such an outbreak. Today we can safely conclude his fears were justified. Watch his 2015 TED talk and be amazed by his foresight…  A special note for the ones kicking and screaming COVID-19 cannot be compared to influenza or the common cold: COVID-19 is similar to Read more…

KKR Collects $1.3B for Impact Fund

KKR has closed its debut Global Impact Fund on $1.3 billion, which the firm will use to target companies aiming to provide commercial solutions to environmental or social challenges. Climate change, water cleanliness, workforce development and waste management are just some of the topics KKR plans to focus on. Many of the firm’s biggest rivals have recently raised impact funds or launched new impact strategies. These include: TPG Growth which closed its debut impact vehicle, called Read more…

43% of Nordic Institutional Investors Now Invest in Impact

Impact investment is now a widespread strategy among institutional investors in the Nordic region, according to a new survey commissioned by NN Investment Partners (NN IP). The survey shows that 43% of the entities currently invest using this environmental, social and governance (ESG) approach. The study further revealed that nine out of 10 Nordic institutional investors were interested in impact investing, and that 22% had plans to invest in impact strategies, however, NN IP also noted Read more…

”Today With What I Win Thanks to Football, I Can Help my People”

Charity doesn’t have to be complicated. You work hard, have a bit of luck and with part of your proceeds you make other people’s lives better. Easy as that. Senegalese FC Liverpool winger Sadio Mane said the following on this: “Why would I want ten Ferraris, twenty diamond watches, or two planes? What will these objects do for me and for the world?”   “I was hungry, and I had to work in the field; Read more…

The Oracle of Omaha Thinks You Should Buy a Home

The famed Oracle of Omaha generally doesn’t talk much ‘real-estate’, however, he does believe that a 30-year mortgage is ”the best instrument in the world”, for most people. “Because if you’re wrong and rates go to 2 percent, which I don’t think they will, you pay it off. It’s a one-way renegotiation. It is an incredibly attractive instrument for the homeowner and you’ve got a one-way bet.” Warren Buffett took out a 30-year mortgage in Read more…

This Decade is Set to Transform EVERY Single Industry!

Peter Diamandis (founder of the X Prize Foundation) has good news. Things are going incredible well in the world around us and things are set to get a whole lot better. Peter argues the world is becoming increasingly abundant, and predicts that the next decade is going to see the transformation of EVERY single industry! In the next 10 years, Peter predicts, we will create more wealth then we have created in the entire past century!  These Read more…

Bring Your Dogs Inside!

It’s all around, and for many of us it goes unnoticed, yet, unfortunately in many countries dogs are still kept on chains, more often then not for their ENTIRE LIVES. The incredible cruelty of this ‘practise’ should be evident to any human being, but unfortunately isn’t. Apart from neglecting the dog of any affection and proper hygiene standards, depriving them from any quality of life, many seem to forget that dogs are warm blooded beings, Read more…

Is 2020 the Year of Ethical Porn?

Women are increasingly taking charge. In 2015, women in the US already passed the halfway mark when it comes to total control for controlled personal wealth. Now, among various other industries, they are making their mark on the porn industry. Apart from female entrepreneurs sniffing out a business opportunities, governments are aiding this trend, for example through the proposed UK porn ban.  Ethical porn, also called ‘fair trade’ or ‘feminist’ porn, can best be described as the Read more…

2019 a Record Breaking Year for PETA

Yes I know, they can act a little like loonies at times, but overal PETA is doing incredible important job in vigorously defending animal rights. For that reason I’m sure most of you will be happy to hear that PETA enjoyed an exceptionally good year. In 2019, with the help of PETA, big brands like Prada and royals like Queen Elisabeth II completely ditched fur, and the list of accomplishments doesn’t end there! Check out the 2019 Read more…