2030 Finance | June 3, 2017

Nespresso, Mitt Romney, and hospital beds, they’re all in the Brief Quiz №17

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G’day Quizzazzaz! This week a man pulled out of a large agreement, in order to negotiate a better one. That’s ok. We have plenty of time, because this Quiz is Brief. Drumroll for the Brief Quiz number…

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1. What’s Nestlé hoping to achieve in South America?

a. Improving Nespresso capsules distribution
b. Helping Venezuela through a difficult crisis
c. Tackling social problems like youth unemployment by expanding manufacturing in its growth markets
d. Some leftist nonsense

2. What did shareholders tell Exxon management?

a. Disclose political ties
b. What a gorgeous setting for an Annual General Meeting!
c. Report on climate risk
d. More leftist nonsense

3. What does India need another $200 billion for by 2025?

a. Depends who you ask
b. Increase hospital bed ratio from 1 to 3 per 1000
c. Improved cricket training facilities in Birmingham
d. Make up for slowing organic GDP growth

4. What’s Reid Hoffman’s big bet?

a. Wait, who’s Reid Hoffman?
b. Silicon Valley guy. Founded LinkedIn. You know, that thing where everyone can see you cheated on your bar exam?
c. Oh…yeah
d. Leading an investment round in change.org, which “performs functions that are key to a healthy democracy”

5. What did Salt Lake City launch?

a. Wait, where’s Salt Lake City?
b. That place where they held the Winter Olympics, Mitt Romney and all
c. Oh…yeah
d. A pay-for-success bond to help ex-offenders stay out of prison

6. What are Nordic countries doing together?

a. Bidding for the next Winter Olympics
b. Bidding to not host the next Winter Olympics, please no! We can’t afford them!
c. Sharing experiences of economic and social sustainable development
d. Generally making the world’s liberals green with envy

7. What are the nomination categories for the upcoming GSG Honors (of which ImpactAlpha is a proud partner)?

a. Best promise of a better tomorrow, best deal sweetener for money hungry investors, and best glossy colors on an impact report
b. Best quantified output, best predictable outcome and least fudgeable long term impact
c. Most convincing first time fund without a track record, best workaround to avoid the returns conversation at a speaking engagement, and most savings to the British taxpayer
d. Asset Owner, Entrepreneur, Asset Manager, and Market Builder

So go and nominate (http://impactalpha.com/gsghonors)! Other than this, don’t sweat it. We’ll always have Paris.

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Answers: 1c, 2c, 3b, 4d, 5d, 6c, 7d