“This masterclass subject was relevant to me as it questioned centralized finance. It allowed me to widen my understanding of finance beyond the banking system. I realized that there were new possibilities in accessing finance that were global and inclusive,” says Kadidiatou Dem Tangara, who together with Kognouman Fofana and Talhata Zourkarneini Toure is among the learners of the CryptoMasters series at Kabakoo Academies.
“The higher the goals that an organization sets, and climate mitigation is undoubtedly one of the most ambitious we can now think about, the more energizing the process becomes. We have observed that backcasting from the future to today, imagining breakthrough solutions rather than incremental gains which build from the present, allows all sorts of organizations to free themselves from historical constraints and fears towards the existing ‘immunological systems’ that resist structural change. Focusing on future possibilities, people become more open, inclusive, collaborative and optimistic, thus increasing their capacity as agents of change,” says Javier Creus, Founder and CEO of Ideas for Change, and the creator of the Pentagrowth methodology.
“Blockchain and cryptos are often considered as leapfrogging solutions for the African continent so it is important for Kabakoo to train young Africans and open much-needed debates about the economic, social and environmental issues related to these technologies,” says Leïla Keita in our interview. Leïla Keita, Partnership Officer at Kabakoo Academies.
“Social Impact Network has identified a way to inject liquidity into Least Developed Countries by creating a new breed of impact investors. Social Impact Network leverages the rapid growth of Decentralized Finance (DeFi), a market valued at $100B. By using blockchain, the ecosystem addresses many of the challenges faced by the traditional impact investing sector, which over time will serve to introduce DeFi to a whole new cohort of investors,” says Nadja Bester who heads up marketing and communications at Social Impact Network.
In our recent member meeting, Karolina Gorna from KRYPTOSPHERE® provided insights into her latest engagement for a Crypto4Good event as well as into her ongoing project about a Sustainability DAO.
Using the example of their current project “Plant Protein Extrucer / Greens for Good”, an Open Enterprise to make humanity more resilient in the face of food supply catastrophes, Tiberius Brastaviceanu from Sensorica Open Value Network explained in our recent member meeting at ProofingFuture.EU how they implement Network Resource Planning at Sensorica to organise for collaborative work.
“The Plant Protein Extractor device when fully developed will make it possible to produce edible food from leaves, which humans can not consume directly. My hope is that with this device we will not only be able to make humanity more resilient in the face of food supply catastrophes, but also provide a means to provide low-cost nutritional food to help mitigate the current challenges of hunger and malnutrition,” says Joshua Pearce in our joint interview with Tiberius Brastaviceanu.
“The Social Impact Network is a decentralized ecosystem for impact investments that connects decentralized finance and real-world asset projects to create real social impact and deliver above-average yields to investors. Compared to traditional portfolios, the impact investment offered by our platform is open fund based, easily tradable, transparent, and secure due to the integration of DTL and IoT devices into the funded projects,” says Dr. Nikola Markovic of Social Impact Network as we talk with him, Marina Petrović and Robert Pašičko of UNDP AltFinLab, and Rawad Rizk of UNDP Lebanon about their project collaboration in the DLT4EU accelerator programme.
“The challenges of climate change are far too big for one company to resolve them on their own. Many companies now realise that not only do they make the process easier for themselves when they join forces with others, but they also make much faster progress when they collaborate with others. Collaboration creates a continuous learning process that could not be replaced by desktop research or classic consulting models,” says Joana Schönborn of the strategy consultancy Sustainable Thinking about their Klima thinking circle, a peer learning and training service that helps companies protect themselves against climate risks and thereby develop a resilient business strategy.
“Smart contracts will immutably register E-Mobility usage on the blockchain ledger and automatically make instant split micropayments to all parties involved in providing the service,” says Henk Kuipers of CiSe & Rabobank as we speak about their project collaboration in the DLT4EU accelerator programme.