Joel Moser on Shenzhen: The Next Hong Kong

    November 23rd, 2015

    Photo by blake.thornberry via FlickrWhen Joel Moser, founder and CEO of Aquamarine Investment Partners, a global institutional investor and manager of private equity, set out to meet possible partners and learn the real estate and energy infrastructure plans around Asia, he landed in the Longgang district of Shenzhen, China. He knew he was in the city of the future, ripe with development and set to dethrone Hong Kong as the portal to the West.Q: You describe your visit to Shenzhen as eye-opening...

    Sustainability Benefits Small Businesses in China

    November 19th, 2015

    Operational efficiency, created by “greening” business operations, can create direct economic benefits for businesses in China, where energy costs, as opposed to fixed labor costs in the US, can be a company’s main expense.For example, in Beijing, commercial electricity is about twice as expensive as the average in the United States. On the other hand, the hourly cost of labor is about four times cheaper in Beijing according to minimum wage reports.Becoming green is often associated with, and do...

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