Entries by Yossi Behar

Blackrock’s Larry Fink: A Fundamental Reshaping of Finance

Dear CEO, As an asset manager, BlackRock invests on behalf of others, and I am writing to you as an advisor and fiduciary to these clients. The money we manage is not our own. It belongs to people in dozens of countries trying to finance long-term goals like retirement. And we have a deep responsibility […]

Jewish News Syndicate Reports – UN showcases Israel’s innovations in water, agriculture, technology and more

Israel brings its innovation to the United Nations – This is Israel’s pledge around the SDGs, to capitalize on the innovation and start-up know-how to build capacity towards achieving the SDGs. This article touches upon the solutions showcased at the UN Headquarters in NY. An event at the United Nations headquarters in New York City […]

The Guardian Reports: “One climate crisis disaster happening every week, UN warns”

Climate crisis disasters are happening at the rate of one a week, though most draw little international attention and work is urgently needed to prepare developing countries for the profound impacts, the UN has warned. Catastrophes such as cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique and the drought afflicting India make headlines around the world. But large numbers of “lower impact events” […]

HBR Reports: Calculating the Value of Impact Investing

As concerns about scarcity and inequality become increasingly urgent, many investors are eager to generate both business and social returns—to “do well by doing good.” One avenue is impact investing: directing capital to ventures that are expected to yield social and environmental benefits as well as profits. But there’s a problem: Although the business world […]

Christiana Figueres in Tel Aviv

This past week saw the arrival of Christiana Figueres in Tel Aviv. Ms. Figueres received the prestigious Dan David prize from Tel Aviv University and spoke in front of an eager crowd of academics, business people and the general public. Watch the talk: Pt. 1 Pt. 2

Kahane’s Vision Coming to Life, Forbes reports: “Scaling Impact Investing To Trillions”

As part of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, the U.N. General Assembly has set forth the 17 global sustainable development goals (SDGs) to address poverty, hunger, health, education, gender equality, clean water, clean energy, economic growth, industry, inequality, cities, production, climate change, oceans, land, justice and partnerships. It’s estimated that achieving the SDGs would require $2–3 trillion […]