Topics that were debated included such as:
- the urbanization in developing nations and the increasing requirements for clean energy as a counterforce to the demands of growing industry and technology to leapfrog into sustainable and efficient technologies
- the capital lodged into pension and sovereign wealth funds that structurally struggle with efficient allocation of funds to important projects for the sake of our future, clean tech, infrastructure and energy efficient technology
- crowd investing and the applications of peer to peer structures in the deployment of larger capital via co-investment and passive investment structures to address structural challenges
Crowd Valley CEO Markus Lampinen focused his address on the promise of peer to peer networks and the structural integrity of efficient system and their role to play in the benchmarks of future marketplaces focused on solving humanities greatest crises. The decentralization of energy, coupled with the emergence of true peer to peer networks where individual consumers and retail investors may themselves direct their support and attention on initiatives that they believe in and want to see come to life. The crowds wisdom may be the greatest application of direct democracy we will see in the near future.
Catherine A. Novelli, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment addressed the audience about the need for innovation and competitive innovation in the American and global economies, as the counterforce to the great challenges that the world faces. The Under Secretary of State made parallels between human and economic development, and the room for trial and error in the innovation process, as well as the need for transparency on a global level in the pursuit of addressing and ultimately solving our greatest challenges.
The Crowd Valley team remains committed to the mission of creating efficient structures and transparent processes and sees their role as crucial in the global economy, and will continue to work with world leaders in addressing these global issues.