Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.
Posted: Nov 17, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
While water is an abundant natural resource, less than three percent of all water on earth is fresh water, and of that amount, over two-thirds is frozen in glaciers and ice caps. Low investments in water infrastructure, rampant wastage and lack of private sector initiative have led to acute water shortages. About 663 million people in developing countries today do not have access to clean drinking water. According to WHO and UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program (2015), a child dies from a water-related disease every 90 seconds.
Posted: Dec 23, 2014 – 11:46 AM EST
The market for these environmentally-focused bonds appears to be developing rapidly, with money managers jumping in to purchase them.
Posted: Nov 26, 2014 – 10:37 AM EST
Green bonds may play a game-changing role to back this large-scale requirement of global investments in clean energy.
Posted: Nov 25, 2014 – 09:51 AM EST
Green crowdfunding is fast emerging as an innovative practice to support startups and enterprises engaged in the development of sustainable products and services.
Posted: Nov 10, 2014 – 01:33 PM EST
Impact investing in conservation is one of the most effective ways to tackle the existing global deficit in conservation finance.