Entries by Or Katzman

Closing the Gap Deck by Jay Collins

Applying financial solutions and technological innovation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) By Jay Collins, Vice Chairman Corporate & Investment Banking, Citi Group. The Sustainable Development Goals include 17 broad based objectives and 169 specific targets The estimated annual cost to achieve these goals is $3.5-5 trillion, while only about $1.5 trillion has been […]

Aniket Shah’s Presentation: Financing Sustainable Development

Below is a powerful presentation by Aniket Shah about financing sustainable development. Aniket Shah is leading the Financing for Sustainable Development Initiative at Sustainable Development Solution Network (SDSN) in New York. Aniket Shah has been seconded from Investec Asset Management to join SDSN from 2014-2015, where he is the Program Leader of the Financing for […]

Impact Investing for Climate and Retirement Security

By Yehuda Kahane and Glenn Yago Immense technological changes introduced since the beginning of the industrial revolution have contributed to substantial economic growth and prosperity. Accompanying this growth are equally substantial environmental and societal risks that threaten the very survival of humankind. Humankind faces several immediate structural existential threats: The global population consumes annually about […]

YKC Team Visits PSI Event at Allianz Headquarters in Munich, Oct 5-6, 2016

Prof. Yehuda Kahane, Tal Ronen and Shalom Elcott, the YK Center leadership team, attended the PSI conference at the headquarters of Allianz in Munich, Germany, Oct 5-6, 2016. Listening to the presentations and discussing the B2T conversation with Mr. Butch Bacani, Programme Leader, UN Environment’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) Initiative, it is clear that the […]

Moving from Purpose to Impact

Dror Pockard, YK Center Chief Impact Officer,  talks about moving from purpose to impact at the Sustainable Brands conference, San Diego, CA, June 2016 YK Center was a sponsor for the conference, and help the The 2nd Global GameChangers Impact Lab™ in parallel to the conference.

WHAT’S POSSIBLE: The U.N. Climate Summit

Presented to world leaders at the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit in New York, this short inspirational film shows that climate change is solvable. We have the technology to harness nature sustainably for a clean, prosperous energy future, but only if we act now. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, it calls on the people of the […]

The Current Economic Crisis – Israel’s Opportunity for Making a Leap Toward Sustainable Development

Just seven months ago we organized a large international conference on renewable energy at Tel Aviv University. Oil prices were peaking, and Al Gore’s opening presentation about the risks of global warming and the need to develop alternative and renewable sources of energy couldn’t have had a better and more receptive audience. Since then, we […]