William Jimerson from Musa Capital speech at The EDGE in Monaco

by Jörgen Eriksson on April 13, 2013

The EDGE  is a one-day forum in Monaco that was held on 11 April 2013. The event was designed to promote innovative and socially conscious business models, in line with the strong commitment of HSH Prince Albert II to encourage “the Global responsibility of Entrepreneurs for a sustainable development.

The EDGE featured value-added seminars and keynote speakers. William Jimerson from Bearings client Musa Capital participated in a session with ‘impact investors’ who focus their investment efforts on business projects with positive and measurable social/environmental impact. The three speakers on the panel was:

MUSA CAPITAL, William Jimerson​

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Below is William Jimerson´s speech, where he gave examples of Musa Capital investments such as African Dynamics. The video also contains a panel discussion.

Mr. Jimerson asks the question “if we can make money and do good at the same time” and he provides examples that this is possible. The key is to have good people, a clear market opportunity and funding.

William Jimerson from Musa Capital

About Jörgen Eriksson :

Jörgen Eriksson is the founder of Bearing and is the Chairman of the firm since it was created. He has successfully expanded Bearing into covering projects on four continents. He is also Adjunct Professor of Innovation Management at the International University of Monaco and at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and he is an active member of the Founders Alliance organisation.

Working with consulting engagements across Bearings practices, he has over the past fifteen years participated in and supervised a large number of client projects, from innovation system development and place development and branding, to merger and acquisition assignments and leading edge research and business development activities for key clients.

His new book, Branding for Hooligans, will be published in 2015. It is about how innovation and branding are key survival factors in our modern times of hyper competitive markets.

Prior to Bearing, he was Director of Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Trema Treasury Management, a technology and consulting services provider, supplying financial software solutions for the global financial industry, Clients included The European Central Bank, Citibank, SEB, South African reserve Bank, Deutsche Bank, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), as well as many other large financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.

Early in his career Eriksson was educated at the Stockholm School of Economics, where he studied economics, financial economics and philosophy. He then worked in Scandinavian investment banks and also for the Swedish Institute of National Defense Research.

You can contact Jörgen on e-mail jorgen.eriksson@bearing-consulting.com, connect on LinkedIn on http://fr.linkedin.com/pub/jörgen-eriksson/0/38/8a0/ and follow him on twitter on joreri508.

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