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Sustainable Cattle Ranching

Cattle ranching is one of the main driver of deforestation in Colombia and the sector with higher CO2 emissions although it provides livelihood for many rural families. The solution for greener cattle ranching exists and in this research we examine the opportunities and challenges of silvo pastoral systems. Results provide encouraging messages as payment for ecosystem services can accelerate the switch and promote sustainable development bio-growth for Colombia.

Length: 60-75 minutes

Smart Agriculture

The promotion of climate smart agriculture (CSA) techniques to increase farmer resilience against climate change and improve their livelihoods is high on the international development agenda and aims to help achieve Sustainable Development Goals of food security (SDG 2), climate resilience and mitigation (SDG 13). We present the results of a discrete choice experiment (DCE) conducted in face-to-face interviews. The results show that for different policy objectives, different climate smart packages are suitable. Our results demonstrate that farmers prefer options that secure the production of maize and include crops with both domestic use and local markets.

Length: 60-75 minutes

The Growth of Environmental, Social, and Governance Investing

Understand the strategies, market signals and other variables that contribute to ESG investing and strategic asset allocation. Discover the frameworks underpinning traditional bonds vs. green bonds, traditional equity portfolio vs. ESG equity portfolio and traditional asset allocation vs. ESG asset allocation, in order to learn how empirical analysis helps to understand the value of ESG information. 

Length: 60-75 minutes


Chocolate, Cacao, and Consumer Behavior

Chocolate is a comfort good that has been introduced in our diet less than 100 years ago, however the consumption is growing and the production impacts are detrimental for social and environmental wellbeing. In Africa and Indonesia, cacao is associated with child labour, deforestation and soil degradation and farmers struggle to survive dispite the increased demand and consumption prices. In this study, we consider the chocolate features that are relevant for consumers and we observe that personal preferences are higher than social and environmental concerns. A comparative sample of UK and Colombian consumers is considered to unpack consumers' preference heterogeneity.

Length: 60-75 minutes


Emotional Assets and Alternate Investments

Understand how emotional assets (such as art, wine, stamps, watches, etc), could be considered an alternative investment assets class. We will analyze these types of assets in terms of risk, return and liquidity.

Length: 60-75 minutes


Art Collecting in Italy: Market Trends

We will analyze how art and culture can be a driving force for development for Italy. Hear about art collecting trends in Italy, including the impact of COVID on the art market.

Length: 60-75 minutes