The fact is, we are hopelessly addicted to energy. It is the thin glue that holds our civilized world together and life without it would be unthinkable.
Per Wimmer, Owner of Wimmer Financial, Wimmer Family Office and WimmerSpace.com, is releasing his book The Green Bubble this November. The Green Bubble offers an analysis of the current financial bubble being created in the energy sector, by governments subsidizing renewable energy investment. He argues that these investments are not sustainable, and makes a case for investment in gas and, controversially, nuclear power.
Alongside the pressure to reduce greenhouse emissions, there is a challenge to find new, renewable energy sources. Many of the current ideas, Wimmer argues, are politically driven. The book also offers an engaging and intelligent analysis of the different energy issues that the world is facing, and how politics has led us in the wrong direction.
The real solution to our never-ending demand for energy and the environmental crisis facing us.
Controversially makes the case for nuclear power – not alternative energy – as the answer to our energy and environmental problems.
Engaging and intelligent analyses of the different energy issues that the world is facing, and how politics has led us in the wrong direction.
Energy and the environment is a hugely topical issue currently – this book provides a different perspective on that.
Wide media coverage expected in national, business and financial media.
Publisher: LID Publishing
FORMAT: 234 x 156mm
Number of pages: 256
Per Wimmer is the owner of Wimmer Financial, Wimmer Family Office and WimmerSpace.com. He is the author of the book Wall Street (2011), about the bubbles in the financial markets, with anecdotes from his career in the world of global finance.
In June 2014 he published his second book The Green Bubble to critical acclaim in Sweden and in Denmark. Prior to founding his London-based international corporate advisory firm and family office, Per Wimmer worked in New York and London for Goldman Sachs, leaving the company as Executive Director for Institutional Sales of European Equity products. Per currently lives in London and is also a private astronaut with three trips to space lined up. In 2008, he completed the world’s first tandem sky dive above Mount Everest
This book is a gateway to a fast-moving topic, which is why it has now been thoroughly updated with new material. It gets the reader started on all the important elements of ethical and sustainable business practice, but is deliberately concise, non-preachy and practical. If you are a business owner or leader, it will provide you with the tools to make a difference. if you work for an organization that needs change, it will give you the ammunition you need to lobby the decision makers and present a compelling case for long-term sustainability,
Author: Sarah Duncan
Are you planning to start working with big data, analytics or AI, but don’t know where to begin or what to expect? Have you started your data journey and are wondering how to get to the next level? Want to know how to fun your data journey, organize your data team, measure the results and scale? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Many organizations are struggling with the same question.
In this book you will learn about: the different stages of the data journey: typical organizational, technological, business, people, and ethical decisions that organization encounter on the journey; and different options available, along with the corresponding pros and cons. We’ll also present practical examples of options available, and decisions taken; and the perspectives of 20 experts and professionals from organizations like AXA,BBVA, ENGIE, EY, KPMG, MTN, O2, the ODI, OdiselA, Rabobank, Santander, Telefonica and Vodafone.
Author: Richard Benjamins
The world is functioning outside the lines. The governance structures currently abided by are not supportive enough when it comes to fighting climate change and other environmental degradation. Perhaps it’s time to start anew. In his first book, Forbes advocates for global taxation and regulation to protect this global asset, the planet. Packed full of facts, data, statistics and figures, Forbes’ book offers a compelling argument to save the planet.
Angus Forbes has a long experience working at the coalface of capitalism, consumerism and capital allocation, and his passion for progressive governance and sound knowledge of environmental degradation have led him to advocate for quite a unique solution, the Global Planet Authority.
The 2008 financial crisis was among the worst in history, yet nevertheless offers invaluable lessons. Recorded as the third largest bankruptcy in history, it caused Iceland to experience an instant collapse. Iceland defied the rules of finance; no bailout was attempted, capital movements were restricted, bankers jailed, and creditors fought. Amazingly, although Iceland was hit hardest, it recovered fastest.
In The Combat Zone of Finance is an insider’s account told through anecdotes, dialogues and personal stories. The author, Svein Harald Øygard, was offered the job of Central Bank Governor of Iceland just as the crisis struck. He saw how institutions and leaders behaved from inside the system in its deepest crisis. Some made billions; others got burned. Their behaviour, strengths and weaknesses were revealed as in no other country. Øygard analyses these events in the context of financial risks facing the world in 2020; knowledge of which is becoming increasingly relevant.
China remains an enigma to many. It is suspended in limbo between media reports and the filtered reality of friends and family visits. This enormous and complex country is either vilified for its shortcomings or praised for its vibrancy, culture and heritage. The truth lies somewhere in between. The stories in this fascinating book unearth the modern-day truths of China, in all its complexity, through the words of those who live there. It is a beguiling series of insights and nuggets of knowledge that will educate, inform and surprise you. In reading these stories, you will gain a deeper appreciation of the country and particularly of the people who have laid the foundation for China's remarkable rise and influence in the world.
In 2020, the world was rocked by the sudden and indiscriminate spread of Covid-19. But for all the damage caused - lives lost, economies roiled and jobs eradicated - it also created opportunities for individuals and businesses to pause and reflect. Bushido Capitalism explores the ways in which this forced interlude has allowed us to reflect on the effects of a Great Acceleration of the last two decades and to critically evaluate where we should go next. Guided by updated values of Bushido, which have long been enshrined in Japanese culture but are rarely referenced in the West, this book presents ways in which we can use this current inflection point to become more responsible, ethical and sustainably minded citizens and business leaders. It underscores the importance of collaboration, humility and realism, but also of confidence, ambition and creativity. it demonstrates that businesses, particularly in a complex and polarised world, can be a force for the common good of society - if run the right way.
Author: Kengo Sakurada
Education must adapt to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The most advanced countries in the world are all facing the challenge of retraining several generations of workers who are becoming obsolete. The education system has failed them because it hasn’t evolved to respond to the advent of the Digital Revolution. It has prepared workers to meet yesterday’s challenges, not tomorrow’s demands.
In Learning to Unlearn, Founder and CEO of Global Alumni, Pablo Rivas, an industry leader in digital education, shows us how the Digital Revolution is tearing down the traditional educational system and transforming the economy, building a brave new world for the 21st century. We already enjoy the best standards of living in human history, with better health, longer life expectancy, and access to the best tools and digital technologies. With freer societies and more global interaction, now is the time to rethink the way we learn how to solve the pressing problems we still face, re-engage those who have been left behind and build the world of tomorrow, not yesterday.
The world is at a tipping point – climate change, plastic pollution, bush fires, disappearing forests, a global pandemic and explosive conversations about diversity and inclusion. Now, more than ever, it is important for all types of businesses to have authentic Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives that are not a publicity spin. This book demonstrates that CSR is the future of business.
The book, Corporate Social Responsibility is Not Public Relations, contains 15 global inspirational interviews with thought leaders and entrepreneurs, including David Katz, CEO of Plastic Bank; Lois Acton, mentored by Anita Roddick, founder of the Bodyshop, Fred Huguez, who escaped the LA gang culture about the essence of sustainability, and more. These interviews within every chapter, along with the research, show there is international public support for business to do better and that CSR is driving investment. This is the time for all types of business to have CSR as the lifeblood for all their customers and employees.
We live in a world that is unequal by nature. One could even say that its diversity is essential to all the world’s survival. However, inequality among human beings is one of society’s biggest problems.
This book is about opportunities. It is about being at the forefront of a paradigm change and a win-win situation. And it is about leading one of the most compelling and exciting shifts in our society: women’s empowerment. Company leaders are used to dealing with radical changes in markets, but there is a story that corporations all over the globe have chosen to ignore. This story is the sum total of millions of lost opportunities, because over half the potential workforce was left behind. Although half the population is made up of women, only 50% of them can earn a decent living. The Other Halfsets out to change just that.
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