We must focus on new markets, not politics

We must focus on new markets, not politics

The German solar sector doesn’t have an easy job, at least if you listen to some well-known representatives of it. Dumping prices from China, lacking political protection and the cutbacks on feed in tariffs are the reasons for the downfall of some in the past very successful companies. But are these the real reasons for the downfall? At the beginning of May 2017, the German Solarworld filed for bankruptcy. The board of directors concluded, that there wasn’t a positive prognosis for the company anymore. There argumentation was mainly based on: Price drops in the international markets. Looking at the global…

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How to turn political initiatives into action: G20 Compact with Africa

How to turn political initiatives into action: G20 Compact with Africa

In light of the G20 Summit in Hamburg this week, ecoligo gives concrete recommendations to political leaders on how to bring the G20 Africa Partnership initiative into action. Three weeks ago, ecoligo co-founder Markus Schwaninger was invited to participate at the “G20 Africa Partnership Conference: Investing in a common future” which took place from 12-13 June in Berlin. Here is his take on the conference and recommendations for turning the political initiatives into tangible action. — Let me start by quickly giving you the background on this initiative. Germany, who runs the current G20 presidency, has launched the G20 Africa…

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What is crowdinvesting?

What is crowdinvesting?

As alternative finance continues to gain popularity in Europe, crowdinvesting is coming into the mainstream. But what exactly is it? Find out more and learn about ecoligo’s use of crowdinvesting in its business model. An extended version of this article was originally posted on Climate KIC, as an interview with Kilian Rüfer. What is crowdinvesting? Crowdinvesting is when many investors finance a project, each making a small financial contribution in proportion to the total capital required. Over time, the investor receives the amount paid plus attractive interest in return, as a cash payment. This is the most important difference to…

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