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Shari Friedman and Denise Odaro

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Did you know we can fight climate change and reduce poverty by investing in sustainable businesses and greener practices? Join Climate Biz co-hosts Shari Friedman and Esohe Denise Odaro as they explore inspiring global trends in green finance, buildings, agriculture, energy, manufacturing, and more - with world leaders, groundbreaking CEOs, and titans of international investment. No one knows about these emerging opportunities better than IFC, the world’s largest development institution focu ...
 
The Tech M&A Podcast pulls from the best of the Tech M&A Monthly webcast, hosted by Corum Group, the global leader in technology mergers and acquisitions. The podcast features special reports on sectors, buyers, trends and M&A processes, as well as panel discussions and interviews featuring both recent sellers and major tech buyers like Google, Microsoft, Salesforce and others.
 
Leveraging data effectively is complex and challenging. And Ekimetrics is here to explain it in human terms – getting straight to the heart of how it can help your business. On the Ekimetrics Podcast, you can expect straightforward conversations about marketing performance with leading figures across different industries – from grocery and luxury retail, to financial services and beyond. We’ll be exploring the challenges facing different sectors and how unique data insights and marketing opt ...
 
‘Invest it Best‘ is a new investing podcast where you will hear from expert analysts, advisers and fund managers. The show will provide you with insight as to their views on the market, what they‘re looking at, and importantly why that matters. ‘Invest it Best‘ is proudly brought to you by WILSONS - one of Australia‘s leading financial advisory firms.
 
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Join the largest tech M&A webcast of the year. Corum Group and leading industry advisors will look back at 2021 and ahead to the coming year, providing critical insight and predictions. Agenda: M&A market predictions for 2022 Scorecard from 2021 Top 10 Disruptive Technology Trends that will drive deals in 2022 Deals, trends and valuations across al…
 
Julia Hoggett, CEO of the LSE, discusses voluntary carbon markets and the role of stock exchanges in the green economy. She believes that "the only way we get to net zero and stay there is if the entirety of the economy moves on a global basis." Going forward, she lists her three chief objectives to be: o creating better ESG and climate disclosure …
 
On this episode of the Invest it Best podcast host Ted Richards speaks with Head of Wilsons Investment Strategy Group, David Cassidy, and Head of Australian Equities, John Lockton. They discuss the following; - The market expectations for investing in 2021 compared to what we saw eventuate - Companies and asset classes that experienced high levels …
 
Due diligence is a buyer's detailed investigation into your company before they acquire it. Inadequate due diligence preparation and conduct can destroy value or even force you to live with a sub-optimal outcome after the deal is closed. With so many chances to step on a landmine, you must be well prepared. We've compiled a list of 12 survival tips…
 
This episode of the Invest it Best podcast host Ted Richards speaks with ReadyTech Co-Founder and CEO, Marc Washbourne. They discuss the following; - The initial product Marc and his Co-Founder bootstrapped and came to market with - Their approach to mission critical software that underpins all the ReadyTech products - The acquisitions ReadyTech ha…
 
If you are looking at taking advantage of the strong M&A market, what can you do to ensure that you take the most valuable company possible to market? We'll share what we've seen drive value in actual transactions during our upcoming webcast and how companies like yours can put these best practices to use. In addition, Corum's research team will pr…
 
There are a lot of ways to kill a deal. Without the proper finesse and skill, the process often ends in failure—sometimes leaving you the worse for wear. During our next webcast, Corum’s senior dealmakers reveal the top five reasons that Tech M&A deals are failing right now. Plus, we'll discuss the latest deals, trends and valuations in Corum's mon…
 
This episode of the Invest it Best podcast host Ted Richards speaks with Lead Portfolio Manager, Deputy Chief Investment Officer and Executive Director at Hyperion, Jason Orthman. They discuss the following; How a chemical engineering degree made Jason be a better investor How Hyperion defines a ‘quality’ business Why they purchased Tesla back in J…
 
This episode of the Invest it Best podcast host Ted Richards speaks with Silk Laser Clinics (ASX: SLA) co-founder and CEO, Martin Perelman. They discuss the following; Martins unique background: from a scholarship in the US playing golf to moving into the Swiss watch industry How he and his friends came across the Laser hair removal business idea O…
 
One key to every net zero path is comprehensive reporting, but that can't happen if key variables are excluded. For example, if you're tracking emissions, it's important to track not only the amount of carbon in the air, but how much is being burned. Another factor may be fit. That is, are market actions matching what the science is telling us? Wel…
 
This episode of the Invest it Best podcast host Ted Richards speaks with WILSONS Equity Research Analyst Ross Barrows. They discuss the following; - What the Bessemer Cloud 100 list is- Why cloud businesses can be attractive investments- The Australian companies that made the list- Which sectors dominate the list- 3 ASX listed tech companies relati…
 
Join Shari and Denise as they dive into the biggest news in climate business over the last few months. They focus on the new IPCC report, major announcements at the UN General Assembly meeting, and wrap up with a conversation about the world's newest (and biggest) Direct Air Capture Plant: The Orca plant in Iceland. Podcast show page: www.ifc.org/c…
 
In Season 4, Climate Biz will build upon the blueprints presented in episodes past in areas such as heating/cooling, cement, fashion, sustainability linked investing, so that together we can consider better practices, avoid past mistakes, and devise a pathway to Net Zero. Listen in to get a head start and discover where financing is looking for sol…
 
This episode of the Invest it Best podcast I speak with David Cassidy, Head of Investment Strategy at WILSONS. We discuss the following; The data points that demonstrate that that the pent up demand is there and ready to go when economies and borders re-open What occurred overseas when economies reopened overseas What is entailed when central banks…
 
How has COVID changed the M&A process for tech acquirers? Has the M&A process changed permanently? What advice do buyers have for tech CEOs considering selling their company? Join us for a panel discussion with active tech buyers. Guest Panelists: Greg Colella, VP M&A, Fullsteam Scott Irwin, President, Aktion Associates Martin Hjerpe, SVP M&A & Str…
 
One thing that 2020 taught us was that it is absolutely possible to throw out the old, and bring in the new, almost overnight. But as brands once again look to the future, how can the recent experience of being ultra-responsive help create a better future? The answer lies in multi-scenario planning to determine where to focus. Multi-scenario planni…
 
This episode we hear from John Lockton, part of the Investment Strategy Group at Wilsons to review the latest ASX reporting season. We discuss the following; Companies impacted by the current operating environment The winners from lockdown Companies that continued post strong growth despite the difficult operating environment John's research on the…
 
Private equity funds (both domestic and global) have historically yielded better long-term returns than public equities (on average). As a result, many of the world's most sophisticated institutional and high net worth investors have included private equity in their asset allocation mix in recent decades. In this episode, we hear from David Cassidy…
 
'Invest it Best' is a new fortnightly investing podcast where you will hear from expert financial analysts and fund managers. The show will provide you with detailed insight to their views on the market, what they're looking at, and importantly why that matters. 'Invest it Best' is proudly brought to you by WILSONS - one of Australia's leading fina…
 
Cement is often literally the foundation of our infrastructure. It’s an essential product, but also a problematic one. Globally, 8% of our carbon footprint comes from its production. Mahendra Singhi, CEO of India’s Dalmia Cement is taking on the problem using a multi-pronged strategy he describes as “clean, green, and profitable.” But utilizing alt…
 
Join us for the fourth installment of our Software Bidding Wars Series—Sellers Who've Sold During the Bidding Wars. In this panel discussion, our guests will share their unique perspectives about what it is like to sell in the current market. What was their M&A Process like? What advice do they have for CEOs currently considering M&A? Guest Panelis…
 
Green bonds have become more than just fashionable and a new trend in sustainability-linked bonds. Globally, regulators aim to incentivize and elevate green bonds to become the gold standard for companies looking to raise money for climate-friendly projects. This move could make green bonds an essential part of every corporate wardrobe. Fittingly (…
 
When the first Green Bonds were issued in the late 2000s, no one imagined the demand to come. The first public offering was done by IFC and it sold out in only a few hours. Since then, Green Bonds have grown from around $2.5 billion in 2012 over $270 billion in 2020 with analysts projecting even further growth this year. Today, bonds are sought out…
 
It's one thing to fit all the puzzle pieces together when constructing your energy portfolio, but another to do so while trying to design a whole new picture at the same time. Rafael Mateo, CEO of Energy at Acciona, says growth in the renewable energy market requires flexibility, nimbleness, and the ability to keep an eye open for innovative techno…
 
As brands look to the future, how can their recent experience of being ultra-responsive help to develop a more agile business and marketing model? The answer lies in multi-faceted, multi-scenario planning to inform better decision making and enabling businesses to respond to future adversity. Multi-scenario planning utilises data to narrow in on mo…
 
Shari and Denise are back with the second edition of the new and improved Sustainability Trends: Top 3 Picks for May 2021. They start with the latest IEA report on net-zero emissions pathways, then unravel some game changing news from global oil majors, and share an update on the booming electric vehicle sector. This month’s picks: IEA’s Net Zero b…
 
ClimateBiz hit the red carpet for the fifth annual Innovate4Climate conference. This year, over 8,000 delegates from more than 80 countries attended the World Bank Group's flagship climate event. That roster included a Who’s Who in Climate: Patricia Espinosa (Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework on Climate Change), Larry Fink (CEO, B…
 
In a world of systemised risk – influenced by pandemics, economics, and the climate – data mastery has become essential for the sustainability and performance of private equity businesses. For those PE Funds operating in the SME markets, data science has a crucial role to play in driving performance across the investment cycle. Listen as Matt Andre…
 
The World Bank Group’s fifth annual Innovate4Climate (I4C) Conference runs from May 25th to May 27th. The event promises to bring together leaders focused on transformative and innovative action on climate change. Join ClimateBiz hosts Shari Friedman and Denise Odaro as they offer a quick peek at what's to come and then check out the conference sit…
 
On our May episode of the Corum Tech M&A webcast--Software Bidding Wars: Are you leaving half of your value on the table?--We cover: the rapid increase of buyer responses; how to respond to pre-emptive bids; what offers look like in the current environment; plus, an interview with two successful CEOs who have recently gone through a SPAC acquisitio…
 
Michael Bor, co-founder and CEO of Carlotz and Matthew Ehrlichman, CEO, Chairman and founder of Porch discuss their successful experiences with Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs), why they're trendy today, and how to prepare if you're thinking about going the SPAC route. To see this in its full webcast form, visit corumgroup.com/resource…
 
Sustainability Trends: Top 3 Picks for May 2021 Join Shari and Denise for the new and improved Sustainability Trends: Top 3 Picks for May 2021. They start off by checking in on where we are regarding global GHG emissions and what groups like IEA and the UN have to say. This month's picks: The US Climate Summit: Who made what kind of climate commitm…
 
Words can inspire or rally the troops, but in the end, they must lead to action. On this episode of ClimateBiz, Shari and Denise speak about turning corporate commitments into results, and what's being done to mitigate the effects of climate change and biodiversity loss with the International Finance Corporation’s Makhtar Diop and the World Wildlif…
 
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