Discussion about entry: Green Re-Cycle.com


Stephane de Messieres profile img
Tue, 12/18/2012 - 14:56

Musambo, what an interesting and innovative idea! I love the concept of converting waste into a shared financial investment for organic fertilizer and biofuel. It would be interesting to learn more about how you anticipate that this would be adopted and launched by Standard Chartered Bank, and who would pay the fees in the long-term funding plan.

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 13:19

It’s been observed that normally the poorest people would liked to get some cash immediately before investing long-term, so it would be impractical to tell them to let their shares/units to mature. As in the case of Hedge Funds (where there’s lockup conditions), there’s need to find a mechanism that enable funds to mature before being converted. Because funds have to provide almost immediate liquidity to investors upon conversion, and the fact that this innovation is novel to have the critical mass of investors to make it easy to convert, the following suggestions has been made: for the poorest investors or those who want their wastes quickly converted into money, they can uses their shares/units as collateral with a micro-finance institution/bank to get a loan after the quantity of their waste has been converted into its monetary equivalent. This will enable them to compare which strategy gets them the most returns in the long run, their entrepreneurial skills or investment skills of a Fund Manager.