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Tech Bullion: Smoke and Mirrors – The Importance of Using AI to Calculate Carbon Emissions

With the aid of a calculator, Microsoft’s greenhouse gas emissions halved. In 2017, the technology company reported it was responsible for 22 million metric tons of carbon. Since then, the same 2017 figure was reduced to 11 million metric tons.

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Tech Bullion: Bitcoin’s future can be green – if we act now

Elon Musk’s recent confirmation that Tesla is likely to resume accepting Bitcoin payments represents a strong recognition that mining activities are showing encouraging signs of shifting towards renewable energy.  Having expressed concerns over the cryptocurrency’s environmental impact back in May, Musk confirmed in a conversation with Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Ark Invest CEO Cathie Wood that […]

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CAPX: A virtuous blockchain: why carbon credits could be the new Bitcoins

We’re all familiar with the story of Bitcoin’s meteoric rise since early January, or at least we think we are. Skyrocketing value spurred by an anti-establishment ethos, speculative excitement and celebrity endorsements – all seemingly vindicated by increased corporate backing. We’re less familiar with other side of the coin however – its environmental cost. The […]

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Independent: Planning to build a new coal mine is like investing in a new fax machine – it takes us all backwards

The construction of a new coal mine – as is currently under review in Whitehaven, in Cumbria – sends a very poor message about our environmental priorities. In fact, it’s akin to an announcement that, as a country, Britain is investing in a brand new fax machine: why would we squander our natural capital on […]

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Prioritising emerging technologies to support a robust post-COVID economic recovery

COVID-19 has undoubtedly shifted business’ strategic priorities in both the short and long term. It is indisputable that digital technologies will play a crucial role in our post- COVID economic recovery. A successful recovery rests in digital transformation. To begin, digital technology and automation have assisted the global community’s ongoing fight against the virus through […]

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Impact Investment will be more important than ever post-pandemic

The UK is entering its second national lockdown with its economy already having gone through its roughest patch since the end of the Second World War World War. Times are tough for businesses large and small and for the growing ranks of the unemployed across the country. Before furlough has even come to an end, […]

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Data modelling is now firmly part of political life. That’s a good thing.

When we look back in thirty, forty, fifty years, what will be the abiding image of this global pandemic? Undoubtedly, the face mask will serve as a symbol of its human impact on each and every one of us. But I would like to proffer another likely mental keepsake from this bewildering period: the statistical […]

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Can we measure impact investing?

Impact investments are made with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. They can be made in both emerging and developed markets, and target a range of returns from below market to market rate, depending on investors’ strategic goals. The growing market for impact investments provides capital to […]

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Welcome to Maughan Capital Insights

Welcome to Maughan Capital’s new insights page, giving you our perspective, analysis and opinions undiluted and direct from us. We have a proven track record over two decades of investing in a wide range of cutting-edge and innovative companies and ventures. Led by long-time tech investor, Nick Maughan, these investments have provided funding for firms making ground-breaking strides […]

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