Jingdong Earns Prestigious Global Award

JD.com, China’s largest retailer, has been recognized for their commitment to a sustainable future. They were recognized for their efforts with the 2018 SEAL Business Sustainability Award. This award is given to firms that have shown a true commitment to being environmentally responsible and limiting the negative impact of their business activities on the environment.

At Jingdong, they put in place as CSR team in 2013 that has been conceiving and implementing initiatives to make the best environmental decisions. This effort is directed at all aspects of JD.com’s footprint ranging from how they create products, what they package them in, and how they deliver them to their customers. They strive to make a positive impact on the environment as well as overall society.

The SEAL Awards is an international organization that puts the spotlight on the most sustainable firms around the world. Companies that have won this award in the past are Seventh Generation, Impossible Foods, Samsung, Patagonia, and Apple.

Jingdong’s Head of Corporate Social Responsibility Libo Ma stated that his company was honored to receive this award and join other global leaders in the effort to create a sustainable future. His company be a leader in this area and his team was happy to be recognized for their efforts. They have built a multi-faceted approach to sustainability to help the environment and a social policy of reducing poverty, education and social innovation.

JD.com is a company that doesn’t want to just measure things by the traditional methods of calculating business metrics. They also want to measure how much they contribute to society and the people that live in it. They feel a deep responsibility to helping society improve and move in a positive direction.

The founder of the SEAL Awards, Matt Harney, issued a statement praising Jingdong’s recycling program which received a perfect score from his judging panel. This program is used in 47 cities across China and recycled more than 400,000 toys and 1,000,000 million pieces of clothing. He applauded the leadership at Jingdong in their efforts to address the immediate and future needs of the environment.

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As GreenSky considers IPO, Zalik answers critics

The fintech industry as a whole has seen some shaky performance over the last few years. But one of its constituent businesses, GreenSky Credit, has continued to outperform even the wildest expectations of its most fervent proponents.

 

The company has grown at a feverish rate over the last decade, proving that its idiosyncratic yet highly effective business model has what it takes to last in one of the most competitive industries on Earth. Now, the company is rumored to be seriously considering going public. But there are still many critics who question the timing and the ability of GreenSky to continue posting such extraordinary numbers under the pressures that every public company is necessarily subject to. However, the company’s founder, David Zalik, is confident that his firm will be able to smoothly make the transition to a publicly traded company.

Turnkey operation with a rock-solid business model

Zalik points to GreenSky Credit’s stunning performance as the first piece of evidence that it will be able to make the transition to a public firm without a hitch. The company has been able to successfully expand into a wide variety of different industries over the last few years. And it has done this while barely tweaking its business model at all.

It turns out that GreenSky has such a brilliant and adaptable model that it can be put to use in almost any industry where big-ticket sales often result in the need for consumer financing. And this business has proven to be so frictionless and well-designed that many analysts characterize it as an essentially turnkey operation. This means that even under the most perverse pressures to meet quarterly guidance, a public GreenSky should be able to come out ahead.

This leaves the question of how much the company could potentially raise in an IPO. If the markets are doing well at the time that the firm decides to go public, some analysts say that a total market capitalization of $10 billion or more is fully possible. This would make GreenSky among the largest fintech companies in the world.

https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/greensky

A Spotlight on Stream Energy’s Philanthropic Activities

Stream Energy is a reputable direct selling company serving the United States. It is treasured for its admirable annual returns, as well as its charity efforts in helping disadvantaged citizens. Early 2018, patch documented it as one of the firms with an active corporate social responsibility.

How Does Stream Energy Help The Less Fortunate?

Stream Energy supports the neglected citizens through Stream Cares Foundation. Likewise, the direct marketing company gives back to society by funding various charities that support important causes.

Some of the charities supported by Stream are the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, and Hope Supply Co.

A Comprehensive Overview of the Charities Supported By Stream Energy

  1. Stream Cares Foundation

Stream direct selling company initiated Stream Cares Foundation after Hurricane Harvey ruined property in some parts of Houston. Stream Cares used part of the profits spawned from Stream’s product sales to help hundreds of citizens who were left homeless.

Moreover, the charity helped the hurricane’s victim to recover their financial health. Stream was honored as the first Dallas based company to support Hurricane Harvey’s tragedy victims.

  1. American Red Cross

Besides managing its foundation, Stream Energy is an active supporter of the American Red Cross. This charity supports underprivileged women, children, asylum seekers, people living with disabilities, and detainees.

American Red Cross cooperates with a team of volunteers who work to eradicate sexual violence, war, poverty, and disease. Moreover, the charity supports access to quality education, safe water, and adequate food.

  1. Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity helps economically challenged people to access proper housing facilities. According to the company’s philosophy, proper housing is a stepping stone to good health, quality education, and good financial strength.

Apart from shelter, the not for profit organization provides humanitarian relief, and it empowers vulnerable groups.

  1. Hope Supply Co.

Just like Stream’s Stream Cares, Hope Supply supports homeless people in the United States. In particular, the charity focuses on destitute kids and mothers with babies. Besides providing accommodation, Hope Supply Co provides food, toiletries, clothes, learning materials, toys, and other basic necessities. Hope Supply Co supports over 65 organizations that provide shelter and humanitarian relief.

James River Capital Offers Quick Tips On Improving Your Leadership Style

James River Capital Corp. has shared a post on leadership improvement. The neat thing about it is the post offers three simple changes one can make to improve their leadership style overall. Leadership involves art and science. A person would have to use tremendous skill and development to be effective in leadership and team management. Even though perfecting leadership takes considerable time and effort, there are a few changes that can be made now that will have a significant impact on your abilities. Researchers for various companies have compiled data to see what the most effective leadership approaches might be. According to their data, they have discovered three basic changes that can improve leadership styles. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/james-river-capital

 

Supporting Instead Of Leading

An interesting leadership approach that Facebook leaders use is to change the way leadership is given. Managers give support instead of leading their teams. Simply switching from lead to support changes the mentality of the leader. It changes how the leader fits themselves into the equation. It also changes how they interact with the rest of the team.

 

Offer An Open Door Policy

Studies have shown that more than half of employees holdback vital feedback from superiors. The majority of the time, if workers feel like sharing information will make matter worse, they’ll keep it to themselves. The lack of transparent communication minimizes the opportunity for engagement, collaboration, and innovation with your team. In their research, Google found the idea of “psychological safety” which leaders should strive to create. This just means creating a safe enough atmosphere that people feel welcome to share improvements, challenges, and issues. One way to create that atmosphere is by offering an open door policy and being grateful when someone uses it. Another way is by giving your team the floor during meetings and welcoming any input.

 

Value All Opinions

The biggest hurdle you will have to get over is to get team members to speak up and share ideas or concerns. When you are having a meeting, bring a checklist to check off the team members as they speak to make sure everyone gets heard. Try to encourage the quieter members to share what they are feeling on the matter. Don’t be too pushy, instead create a comfortable environment and just remind everyone that you do care about every opinion you hear.

 

About James River Capital Corp

James River Capital Corp is based in Richmond, Virginia. It was founded in 1986 under the name Kp Futures Management Corp and was a branch of Kidder, Peabody & Co., Inc. Paul Saunders and Kevin Brandt were two senior officers in the company when they bought the James River from Kidder. James River is an Investment Advisor, a Commodity Trading Advisor, and a Commodity Pool Operator. As of today, the company has more than $570 million under the management of James River products.

 

Shervin Pishevar says bond market not such a deep well

Shervin Pishevar has become known as one of the foremost experts in the world of tech finance. As someone who has made his living by being right about micro- and macroeconomic trends, Shervin Pishevar and his opinions carry a certain amount of market-tested cachet that makes him one of the most valuable people to listen to on matters of urgent economic importance to the country.

One of the ways that Shervin Pishevar is able to disseminate his insightful economic and political analyses is through social media. His Twitter account features more than 100,000 followers, making him one of the most influential figures in technology. And he has the attention of some of the most important thought leaders of our time. Therefore, it is worth paying attention to what Shervin Pishevar says, not just because he is usually spot on but also because his opinions are so likely to shape the thoughts of the technological elite.

Bond markets may not be as robust as some think

One of the topics that Shervin Pishevar has been addressing is the fact that the bond markets may not be as robust as some people have been trained to think. Pishevar says that due to the heavy-handed interventions of the Federal Reserve, the bond markets reflect largely artificial market forces. One problem with this is that those markets may make other markets highly sensitive to their movements. Pishevar says that a minor movement in the market for government securities, at this point, could send shockwaves through equities and even real estate.

Pishevar says that the equity markets, in particular, have become so reliant on ultra-cheap credit that they could easily collapse if that cheap credit is withdrawn. One of the main reasons for the sky-high stock valuations that we are currently seeing is the massive stock buybacks that large corporations have been engaging in through the use of cheap credit. Pishevar says that the sudden raising of interest rates will all but ensure that these companies will become liquidity starved, forcing them to issue new stock just as many other corporations are doing the same. This could be the spark that sets off a crash.

https://www.businessinsider.com/shervin-pishevar-strange-21-hour-tweet-storm-2018-2

Waiakea Water: The safest water brand in the market

Waiakea Water is naturally purified water that comes from the mountains. It is the first of its kind naturally purified water in the world. It is also the best brand of water in the market today. For anyone looking for a rand of water that will not disappoint, this is the brand to look out for. It is the kind of water that will not leave you with the peace of mind knowing that your water is safe for consumption.

Waiakea water is naturally alkaline, and it is the first Hawaiian volcanic water that relies on the environment for water processing. The water passes through 14,000 feet of volcanic rock of the Mauna Loa volcano. For a company that prides in being a leading firm in the protection of the environment, relying on natural processes is a true gesture of that spirit.

Mauna Loa is one of the rainiest places on earth. It receives rains 360 out of 365 days meaning that the place experiences water round the year. Sustainability is a key factor in the growth of Waiakea.

The water from the mountains is always flowing, meaning that there are no risks associated with stagnant water, every tapped water is of the best quality and comes directly from the mountains with no additional substances.

Waiakea is a brand that embraces transparency, and that’s the reason everything flows in the right way in just a few years that it has been in existence. The company leads while the rest follow. It is setting the bar high for a bottled water company. It is competing with the top Fortune 500 companies.

Waiakea Water has an additional benefit that comes with the natural purification process. The water comes with natural minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and others. Such minerals are important for the human body as they contribute to the strengthening of bones.

Waiakea Water is a top-water brand which has set out to change the meaning of bottled water. We are no longer going to talk about bottled water in the manner it used to before Waiakea. Waiakea is not just water but a unique brand of water that everyone is proud of.

https://twitter.com/waiakea?lang=en

 

Anil Chaturvedi Wealth Management and Banking Expert Based in Switzerland

One of the most prominent names in the field of banking is Anil Chaturvedi who has years of experience in the banking sector and has worked for numerous prestigious banking institutions. Anil Chaturvedi has helped many banking institutions to achieve their business goals through his experience and expertise, especially in corporate and business banking. Anil Chaturvedi worked with Merrill Lynch, one of the biggest wealth management firms in the world. At Merrill Lynch, Anil Chaturvedi was included in the Circle of Champions due to his prowess with handling large accounts of high net worth individuals and providing them with the ROI based investment guidance.

Anil Chaturvedi is currently associated with Hinduja Bank, one of the biggest private banks in Europe with its headquarters in Switzerland. Anil Chaturvedi helps high net worth individuals to understand how to manage their investment portfolio and how to diversify it. There are many investment products in the market and Anil Chaturvedi through his experience helps the individuals to know where they should spend their money. Anil Chaturvedi did his masters in business administration from FMS College in Delhi and did his graduation from Meerut University in 1971.

Anil Chaturvedi has helped Hinduja Bank increase its overall market standing through his marketing strategies. One of the primary focuses of Anil Chaturvedi at Hinduja Bank is to help the bank improve its revenue through expansion of its European clients in Asia. The economy of India has been proliferating under the new government, and Anil Chaturvedi has been promoting about it to his clients. It has helped many of the overseas businesses to expand their business network in India, which is facilitated by Hinduja Bank.

It is a mutually benefitting relationship as it helps the clients get the cost-effective platform to work while also improving the bank and the Indian economy. Anil Chaturvedi has worked as a wealth manager for many high net worth individuals in his career, and thus, he continues to help the clients of the bank to manage their investment portfolio profitably. Anil Chaturvedi continues to update himself about the latest in the field of banking to ensure he can give the best services to the clients.

https://www.guidestar.org/profile/56-2547771

Changing Technology-Talk Fusion

Yahoo and AOL have now partnered and they have a new name Oath which is now part of Verizon. Anyone joining the firm will agree to new terms and regulations of Oath. Listed below are some of the updates of the new organization.

 

Collection and usage of data: The Oath has new ways of how they now collect and also how they analyze user data. All clients using their services will have new ways on how they analyze content as well as data, the use of anonymized and mass report, and when their customers want to connect their third-party information to apps, and sites with their current information.

Business to Business: Oath have different products and when their clients use some of their products including Gemini, BrightRoll, ONE by AOL, Convertro, or even Flurry, they have to apply the Oath Business-Business private terms and conditions.

 

Combining Information: the new Oath is also responsible for combining data across their clients’ devices, their services as well as Oath accounts. The oath has explained about their services, they have also provided options which are offer privacy.

 

The new organization Oath also has new terms in their services which are as listed below.

 

Update of the choice of their law and forum

Applicability of terms: anyone using or even operating the account on behalf of others including an administrator, a company or a group, the terms and the activities in the account are entitled to the entity or the owner.

A mutual arbitration clause has been added: the hope of the organization is to avoid disputes in the company and the account users, but in the case of one the clause will be useful for solving the problems.

Insurance for non-personal use: anyone using the Oath services on behalf of a third party they are entitled to an insurance to protect the company against any damages.

 

Talk fusion is founded on strong principles and the firm believes that any barrier can be broken, status quo can be challenged, and limits can be surpassed. Talk Fusion is an organization of pioneers who are experts in technology with a history of overseeing technology trends even before the masses. Learn more: https://www.talkfusion.com/en/login

Hussain Sajwani: DAMAC Owner Development Projects

Hussain Sajwani, the DAMAC Owner and chairman is a well-known individual in the business world especially because of his ability to build strong relationships with senior people internationally.

As he describes the history of DAMAC Properties, Hussain Sajwani says that it emerged in the year 2002 and took off in the mid-market. It was at this time that the DAMAC owner decided to venture into the real estate and property world.

At the same time, Hussain had developed some mid-market kind of hotel in Deira. Upon establishment, DAMAC did put up a number of developments and marketed them so vigorously in the market until it hit the business model and became key in business.

Though a crash came later in 2008, Hussain was already alert about it and they emerged out of it eventually. Read more: Hussain Sajwani | Twitter and Hussain Sajwani | Forbes

One of the development strategy used by the DAMAC owner and the other team members is the fact that they retain some cash reserves in the governed bonds or the fixed deposits that is sufficient for supporting the construction schedule in the market.

After the recovery, Hussain Sajwani has fully embarked on an expansion of the firm in various ways.

One of the most outstanding steps is the hope to do many more deals with President Trump. He has had a business relationship with Trump for a long time and hopes that they will do more deals in the real estate world.

Both the DAMAC Properties and the Trump Organization are big real estate companies. They have partnered in bringing up the Trump International Golf Club that costs $2 billion in the sales market.

Hussain confirmed that Trump’s three children are involved in the deal and committed toward the expansion and growth of the business while maintaining the business relationships.

He added that their wives are friends as well which strengthens their relationship in support of the business growth.

Hussain Sajwani, DAMAC properties owner, handed over quite significant money in aid to help the needy children dress well through a campaign.

The cheque was handed over entailing AED 2 million in response to clothing the less privileged children.

Learn more about Hussain Sajwani:

https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/company/DAMAC_Properties_Dubai_Co_PJSC-1003015/ and http://www.thenational.ae/business/industry-insights/property/damac-chairman-relishes-his-roots

The Success Story of Damac Properties CEO, Hussain Sajwani

Hussain Sajwani is the chairman and owner of the Damac properties, a prestigious real estate company based in Dubai.

He is a renowned business tycoon and has diligently led the Damac properties to become the largest real estate developer in Dubai. Hussain is a marketing expert, and this has ensured the success of the company. Learn more about Damac Owner: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/dubai-billionaire-hussein-sajwani-ready-do-more-deals-trumps-n695566 and http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/donald-trump-new-years-eve-speech-president-elect-dubai-business-partner-hussain-sajwani-mar-a-lago-a7507551.html

The Damac owner was born and raised in the Middle East. Since he was a young man, he had a dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur.

To acquire the knowledge and skills needed in the business sector, Hussain joined the University of Washington for his degree in economics. He was an ambitious and intelligent man,he won a scholarship to attend a medical school in Baghdad, but he later dropped the course.

Hussain Sajwani family background was grounded with an entrepreneurial spirit. His father owned a watch and pens shop while his mother was a local hawker.

His father also worked on various real estate projects in the Middle East. Coming from a middle-class family, and being the first born, his father introduced Sajwani into the family business. Hussain Sajwani developed the entrepreneurship interest while working at his father’s watch store.

He started out his career in the food industry, where he provided catering services to the US military. He ventured fully into real estate business in 2001, when Dubai allowed immigrants to buy and own properties.

He started by selling presidential units building. He then founded the Damac properties in 2002. One of his major projects is the Vera Residences, a residential structure that provides a maximum luxurious lifestyle for the tenants.

In 2013, Damac and Donald Trump came together to ensure successful completion of two golf courses in Dubai. During 2017s New Year’s Eve, President Donald Trump recognized Hussain Sajwani as one of the remarkable entrepreneurs in UAE. Damac group is working to take advantage of the recovery of the Middle East property prices and offering shares to the IPO venues.

Hussain is a kind-hearted man who has continually supported the less fortunate across the world. He has contributed more than two million AED to provide clothing to needy children around the globe. The philanthropic foundation was founded in 1983 and has worked together with Emirates Red Crescent.