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Episode 9
12 Sep 2019
Data and technology: driving sustainability forward
Featured Guest(s):
David Kim
CEO and Co-Founder of Blue Block Capital
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David had a thirteen-year career in M&A advisory and management consulting covering blockchain and emerging technologies with PwC Hong Kong and Deloitte US. In March 2018, he co-founded Blue Block Capital (BBC) and today, serves as the CEO. BBC focuses on investments, M&A strategy, and algorithmic programming services.

David was named Top 50 Blockchain Influencer on CoinTelegraph and has been quoted in several news releases regarding industry and market outlook. David continues to play an active role outside BBC by serving as a mentor and advisor to leading blockchain accelerator programs including Cardano’s Emurgo and projects such as Loom Network, Metadium, and NOIZ.

Data goes hand in hand with sustainability, without it, people cannot assess a company’s ESG performance. In this podcast, David will share how the data gap can be closed and how emerging technology like Blockchain can help. Looking back, business is built on trust and personal relationships. In today's business world, we transact over the internet and trust is built on the data we receive. It leads us to ask questions like whether we can trust this data, how can we verify it and more. To learn more about how these two factors can drive the agenda forward, listen to the full episode on your preferred directory.


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Quotes from David Kim

“Not many know about ESG and sustainability, but if they were to know about what companies were doing in terms of the wastage they have as well as conflict materials and more, they will definitely want to hear more about what that company is doing to improve on these specific areas. So I think education is key as a driving force of having proper ESG reporting and filling in the gaps.”

“Sometimes there's a lot of reconciliation and data cleansing that's done in order for two companies to operate with each other. Now with the introduction of database such as blockchain, especially if its on a public network, there's an incentive for people to actually write and build one that is structured, clean, accurate and complete because at the end of the day that data is public. Otherwise, there's definitely no synergy or efficiency when two or more companies are actually leveraging that data that's being used.”

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