By Maximilian Martin

This e-book develops a complete framework for developing sustainable new enterprise methods on a tremendous scale. It relates the facility of entrepreneurship, funding and know-how to 4 components within which growth is urgently had to get out of the world’s present deadlock. those are: game-changing concepts in businesses; a manner ahead for the worldwide model that reconciles competitiveness and employee dignity; turning round the power quandary; and restoring capital markets to being the funders of human growth and prosperity that they as soon as were—the items of the puzzle that's our destiny. a number of case reviews and actionable instructions express tips to concretely get the activity done.

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5 .. 72 .. 103 .. 120 .. 191 .. 194 .. 196 xxxvii Prologue: What’s at Stake? If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. African Proverb [1] A New World Order—So What? You have started to read this book because you are interested in the new order of things that is now emerging—is the post-World War II market economy viable in our crowded, agitated, and resource-constrained twenty-first century? What’s really at stake? What needs to change so our world can be somewhat humane and remain viable?

This brings us quickly to the role capital markets can play to finance the Impact Economy, the subject of Part IV. Accelerating capital deployment will require incentives such as public sector entities absorbing some green investment risk via first loss provisions. Conducive frameworks are equally needed, and this means intelligent planning to envision and design paths for how to make the transformation to green infrastructure happen concretely at the local, regional and national levels. 6 % of energy consumption in Europe, ahead of transportation and the industrial sector [39].

Working on issues of innovation and capital markets over the past fifteen years has made me weary of the type of language you will find in the disclaimers of investment proposals. However, I can assure the reader that all information in this book has been obtained in good faith. It is validated by practical work and insights into different theaters covered well exceeding 10,000 h. Before you read any further and whether you consider yourself an innovator or not, please do bear in mind that most people like innovations and innovators only after the fact.

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