The Green Dollar


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Lifting an eyelid to Sustainable Building Evaluation

Just last week, a breakfast was organized at the International Green Building Conference  (IGBC) to perk Chiefs of corporations and government officials up to green building. It got them to think about valuating it, or in money speak, green-valuating property, whichever way relates better to them. To be honest, for the whole span of a … Continue reading


Fast lane for green cars.

Press Cutting_TODAY newspaper_SCDF U-TURN ON USE OF ‘GREEN’ REFRIGERANTS_11th October 2010

Links to the transport situation in Singapore

Residential, Commercial, Industrial

NTU campus, The CleanTech Park in J. Bahar, Punggol Eco-precinct- monitor energy consumption ‘live’ but choose range of pricing plans.


Mapletree Industrial Trust’s initial property portfolio: 70 properties in Spore, including business park buildings, flatted factories and light industrial buildings.

Workplace Dynamics

Vision of increased enterprise, entrepreneurship through change of office building layouts. Ground floor/ atrium= activity area, houses shared print facilities/ recycling facilities. Admin costs increase as office supplies decrease due to increased need for organising files, deliverance. Client: Ricoh Managed document services

Vehicle Recalls

– Hyundai Sonata in the US, Steering – Nissan’s Titan, Armada & Infiniti QX 56 Built from ’05 to ’08, Frontier, Pathfinder & Xterva  b/t Jan- Mar ’06 & Oct ’07-Jan ’08 – GM, Steering, safety issues


New Alternatives to Transport

For 1-2 people, buggies?

Blackrock: Profile

Blackrock is focused on companies that

1. have individual stock specific catalysts to release additional value

2. benefit the most from an improvement in the macro environment, through either higher oil prices or increased industry capital expenditure.

3. oil services

(Backdrop of oil price driven earnings revisions is a positive one, there are many company-specific factors to highlight even in flat price environemnt. Companies that are low-cost producrs and have strong resource positions, and high impact exploration programmes that are attracting value.)

For more information, contact:
Robin Batchelor, MD, portfolio manager and joint chief investment officer of blackrock's natural resources equity team, or Poppy Allanby: fund manager of Blackrock's natural resources equity team.