Who cares about ESG?

A growing number of investors in the startup and venture capital (VC) ecosystem have finally started to emphasise environmental, social, and governance (ESG) related matters. There are good reasons behind it and the purpose of this article is to explain why that’s the case and what we at OpenOcean are doing about it.

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Where Are the Customers’ Yachts?

Warren Buffet reminded us of this story when he delivered an epic rant against Wall Street last weekend during the annual meeting of Berkshire Hathaway. Buffett unloaded what he called a “sermon" about hedge funds and investment consultants. Shortly put, Buffet thinks these players are usually a "huge minus" for anyone who follows their advice.

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The Return of the Gold Bugs

Gold has been a seriously bad investment for the past four years. That hasn’t discouraged the Gold Bugs who remain bullish on gold no matter what. They see gold as the only safe harbour and believe that its value must go up given all the madness in the world. Perhaps the recent price activity in gold marks a new dawn for the Gold Bugs?

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The Art of Sitting on Your Hands

2016 has started roughly for stocks all around the world. The chaos in China spread quickly to other continents and demonstrated brutally how interconnected the global markets are today. Oil is crashing to new lows and is currently trading close to $30. The S&P500 index had its worst-ever first week and went down roughly 10% from autumn highs. The noise is getting louder and louder and stock market investors are faced with a dilemma: should I sell everything or just sit on my hands and keep it cool.

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