Agency Organization System: A Financing Model for Revolutionizing the e-Waste Recycling Business in Guiyu, China

ideas4action@wharton.upenn.edu Environmental Sustainability, IdeaHub, Infrastructure & Economic Development, South-East Asia

The vision of this proposal is to actively address the E­-waste recycling problem present in developing countries, using Guiyu as a protocol case. Our solution puts forward a financing model primarily focusing on linking discrete supplies and demands through an Agency Organization (“AO”), reducing inefficient costs incurred in the course of unorganized trades. Outlining the difficulties faced by Guiyu, our …

Innovative Floating Rate Green Bond for the Reduction of Air Pollution in China—An Application to the Shanxi Province’s Case

ideas4action@wharton.upenn.edu Environmental Sustainability, IdeaHub, Infrastructure & Economic Development, South-East Asia

Green Bonds combine fixed income financial instruments with the need to raise capital for low-carbon or green projects—assets or business activities and an environmental benefit.1 With rising capital needs for funding green projects, a growing investor focus on green financial instruments, and mature corporations’ awareness regarding social responsibilities, the volume of total green bonds has increased constantly in the past few …