Dealflow | February 11, 2017

The Brief Quiz (№1): How High is Your Impact IQ?

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1. Which trend will NOT shape the world by 2035, according to the US National Intelligence Council:

  1. Climate change, environment, and health issues will demand attention.
  2. The rich are aging, the poor are not.
  3. Governing is getting harder.
  4. Hairdressers will become obsolete.

2. What is Arc-net, a startup in Northern Ireland, doing with blockchain?

  1. Building a dedicated impact currency.
  2. Monitoring human trafficking.
  3. Wait, which is blockchain and which is bitcoin, again?
  4. Tracing food supply.

3. What three sections are daily features of ImpactAlpha: The Brief?

  1. #Environment, #People and #Money.
  2. #Dealflow, #Signals and #2030.
  3. #Then, #Now, #Sometime.
  4. #Beginning, #Miiddle, #WhenWillThisEnd?

4. Who expressed support for a carbon tax this week?

  1. Republican Party elders in a new plan delivered to the White House
  2. Vladimir Putin during a televised horseback ride
  3. Your cousin with the Tesla and the anger issues on Snapchat
  4. You don’t know. Sad!

5. Who has created seven out of 10 new jobs since the 1970s in the US?

  1. Small business
  2. Walmart
  3. The current administration
  4. The previous administration
  5. Can we agree to disagree?

6. What objective is Hong Kong based Delphinium Capital Partners pursuing with its new fund?

  1. Building the world’s largest dolphin sanctuary
  2. Backing women business leaders in Asia
  3. Backing affordable housing in Hong Kong
  4. Finding a meaning to life and making money — duh.

7. Which celebrity joined Eva Longoria and Andre Agassi to invest in Turner’s Multifamily Impact Fund targeting affordable and workforce housing, schools and healthcare facilities

  1. It’s gotta be Leonardo Di Caprio. It’s always Leonardo Di Caprio
  2. Kim Kardashian
  3. Basketball star Chris Paul
  4. Are you sure it’s not Leo?

8. What is replacing microfinance as the darling of emerging markets impact investments?

  1. Road infrastructure
  2. Regional commercial banks
  3. Mobile banking
  4. d, because the answer is almost always d. And, it’s rarely a so you can write THAT off. It IS d. Believe me, I’m an investor. I’m trained to look for patterns.

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  1. d
  2. d
  3. b
  4. a
  5. a
  6. b
  7. c
  8. Definitely not d