Solar energy generates a global average of 1.5 times as many jobs as investing the same money into fossil fuels, new research reveals. Geothermal energy creates more than 1.7 times as many jobs while building efficiency retrofits account for 2.8 times more.

The study by the World Resources Institute, New Climate Economy, and the International Trade Union Confederation reviewed a dozen studies between 2009 and 2020, comparing projected job numbers across China, Brazil, Indonesia, the US, Germany, South Africa, South Korea and worldwide.

Diversified investment portfolios are positively impacted by allocating funds to crypto investment positions, despite their volatility, a new research study has shown.

The research by crypto asset management outfits Iconic Funds and Cryptology Asset Group highlighted the ability of crypto investments to positively impact investment portfolios across several asset allocation models.

It examined changes in the risk-return profile of several portfolio allocation methods due to the addition of cryptocurrency assets.

These countries have seen the greatest injections of venture capital funding into climate tech over the past five years.

US US$48 billion

China US$18.6 billion

Sweden US$5.8 billion

UK US$4.3 billion

France US$3.7 billion

Germany US$2.7 billion

Canada US$1.4 billion

Netherlands US$1.3 billion

India US$1 billion

Singapore US$700 million

Female-managed portfolios are outperforming those of their male counterparts, a new study has revealed.

Fidelity Investments’ 2021 ‘Women and Investing Study’ found that women investors achieved positive returns and surpassed men by 40 basis points, or 0.4 per cent on average.

The analysis of annual performance across 5.2 million accounts from January 2011 to December 2020 demonstrates that women are “great investors”, according to Lorna Kapusta, Head of Women Investors and Customer Engagement at Fidelity.

Financial wins mean better heart health, according to a 17-year study published in the JAMA Cardiology journal. It also found that significant losses led to worse cardiac outcomes. The study looked at more than 5,000 middle-aged Americans with no previous history of coronary disease to see how gaining or losing or money impacted their hearts.

By dividing the population into fifths in terms of wealth, the study found that moving up from one quintile to the next or above was linked to approximately 16 per cent lower risk of heart trouble later in life. Whereas dropping down a quintile was linked to a 15 per cent higher heart risk.

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