Between2Chains B2C025: Exploring Digital Assets and the ESG Debate ( w/ Rayne Steinberg )

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Jul 19 2021 . 53 MIN
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B2C025: Exploring Digital Assets and the ESG Debate ( w/ Rayne Steinberg )

Rayne Steinberg, CEO at Arca, joins host Peter Hans this episode to talk about Arca’s perspective on ESG investing. Steinberg touches on some of the environmental implications and recent narratives at play, but focuses the discussion more around the societal and governmental facets of ESG and the challenges and opportunities they present. It’s an interesting conversation that may get you thinking differently about the asset class.

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Summary

Rayne Steinberg, CEO at Arca, joins host Peter Hans this episode to talk about Arca’s perspective on ESG investing. Steinberg touches on some of the environmental implications and recent narratives at play, but focuses the discussion more around the societal and governmental facets of ESG and the challenges and opportunities they present. It’s an interesting conversation that may get you thinking differently about the asset class.

 

Content Notes

  1. Steinberg and Hans talk about the following during the episode:
  2. Why Steinberg started Arca and the goals of the firm
  3. What informs Arca’s strategy around ESG and how they bring people into the space
  4. His view of Elon Musk’s influence on Bitcoin, the ESG narrative, and investor sentiment
  5. The societal and governmental parts of ESG as it concerns blockchain and why he believes they deserve more consideration from investors
  6.  The energy use narrative, how we think about valid uses of energy, and why impact investors should look at the bigger picture
  7.  The social implications of Bitcoin and why the US struggles to truly understand the need for blockchain and its ability to democratize access to capital
  8. How he thinks about differentiating between Bitcoin and the entire digital asset class
  9. Opportunities within the governance side of digital assets and how they resonate within activist investing
  10.  How lack of understanding of the asset class fits into the picture and why he encourages market participants to be patient and avoid a short-term mentality
  11. Why he’s encouraged by the regulatory engagement and response so far to the asset class

 

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