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James Greyson

Aug 5, 2011
06:31

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Hi Yang, great to see this, thanks for putting up a proposal. Would love to learn more about your thoughts on using the current economic framework. Which parts of economics would you keep and what changes would you make? I wonder how the organic evolution will work, and what would keep it going fast enough. Anyway, looking forward to reading more of your thoughts. All the best, James

Mike Matessa

Aug 25, 2011
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I agree that the economy needs big changes to be sustainable. What do you think is the first step, and how can we get corporations to participate?

Mike Matessa

Aug 25, 2011
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Hi Yang, I noticed that you're going to school in Berkeley. Do you think your classmates would be interested in helping out with this and other proposals?

Yang Ruan

Oct 1, 2011
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Hi, I have spoken with several classmates about the competition, but it would be a significant time commitment for everyone to get up to speed about using these tools and coming up with a proposal. I think there is a lot of interest for getting started earlier next year and organizing a team.

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Oct 11, 2011
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Thanks for your hard work! Your proposal is an interesting take on finance. However, the reviewers found the proposal lacked detail overall. Additionally, it was thought that UNEP's green economy plan doesn't apply to all sectors; the 2% target is arbitrary and includes unsustainable investments eg. incineration. It was unclear how the proposal advances UNEP's proposal.
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