RBC Disruptors
RBC Disruptors
Sep 8, 2020
Genomics and the Bio-Revolution: A roadmap for Canada's economic recovery.
Play episode · 37 min

It's a branch of molecular biology that humans have been harnessing for centuries, but has come to carry a negative connotation for many Canadians due to concerns about genetically modified organisms: Genomics.

A recent report from the McKinsey Global Institute suggests that as much as 60% of the physical inputs to the global economy could be produced biologically, with potential savings of up to 4 TRILLION dollars per year. And as Canada works to recover from the COVID crisis, bio-manufacturing is also being billed as a massive opportunity to address issues like the supply chain vulnerabilities revealed by pandemic, as well as our reliance on foreign factories.

On this episode of RBC Disruptors, host John Stackhouse sits down with two of the country's top experts on Genomics; Doctor Rob Annan, the President and CEO of Genome Canada, and Doctor Bettina Hamelin, the President and CEO of Ontario Genomics, to learn more about the opportunities presented by the so-called "bio-revolution". He also delves into the regulatory, economic, and ethical barriers that exist, and the risks of being left behind if Canadian entrepreneurs fail to embrace this potentially transformational change.

Show notes:

The McKinsey Global Institute's report on the Bio-Revolution can be found here:

https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/pharmaceuticals-and-medical-products/our-insights/the-bio-revolution-innovations-transforming-economies-societies-and-our-lives

John also references a previous episode of Disruptors featuring Canadian author Alex Lazarow, called "Beyond Silicon Valley: Why We Need a Global Playbook for Innovation," which was originally released on August 4th, 2020.

The Good Life - The Investor's Podcast Network
The Good Life - The Investor's Podcast Network
The Investor's Podcast Network
TGL034: Camus & The Quest for Meaning with Robert Zaretsky
On today's show, Sean talks with Robert Zaretsky, a professor at University of Houston and the author of A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus & the Quest for Meaning. In 1957 French-Algerian writer, Albert Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was 44 years old, the second youngest person to ever receive the award. Fifteen years earlier, during the height of World War II, Camus stunned the world with the essay, The Myth of Sisyphus, and the novel, The Stranger. Camus explores the idea of finding meaning in life, especially during times of great struggle like war, the plague and personal tragedy. Camus was a free thinker and a champion of the human experience. Camus ultimately teaches us that we should avoid ideologies and rather search for meaning in our relationships with others and in our love of life. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN: * The life of Albert Camus, especially his role in the French Resistance during World War II * How to continue moving forward with our lives when things happen that we did not expect * How to find meaning in struggle * Why it’s important to rebel against injustice by avoid a revolution * How we find meaning through relationships  * Why love for others and love of life is the ultimate source of our happiness BOOKS AND RESOURCES * A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus and the Quest for Meaning * The Plague by Albert Camus * The Stranger by Albert Camus * The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus * Capital One. This is Banking Reimagined. What’s in your wallet? * Get the most competitive rate if you’re looking to get a mortgage or refinance in Canada with Breezeful. Plus, get a $100 Amazon.ca gift card at your closing. * Browse through all our episodes (complete with transcripts) here. * Support our free podcast by supporting our sponsors. CONNECT WITH ROBERT ZARETSKY * https://www.uh.edu/class/mcl/faculty/zaretsky_r/ * Email: rzaretsky@uh.edu HELP US OUT! Help us reach new listeners by leaving us a rating and review! It takes less than 30 seconds and really helps our show grow, which allows us to bring on even better guests for you all! Thank you – we really appreciate it!
49 min
Finance & Fury Podcast
Finance & Fury Podcast
Finance & Fury
What is green energy and what is the future of the energy market in Australia and around the world?
Welcome to Finance and Fury, the Say what Wednesday edition. This week is another great Question from Phuong. “What do you think about the future energy plans for Australia and the world in general? I heard about the Government’s plan to build some gas station? do you think this is green energy and does it help with economic growth? I know we have some share in Uranium and lithium. do you think Australian Gov will ever consider nuclear energy?” Thanks for the great question – pretty big topic – a lot of governmental energy policies are focused on climate change and CO2 emissions - Covered a lot of the background to this topic in previous episodes over the years – some of these were titled: * What is the real danger behind Climate Change? – went through the history of the climate change narrative – from back with global cooling in the 60s and the organisations behind constructing the narrative and who benefits * Climate Agreements – An effective CO2 reduction strategy, or a money-making scheme? – looking at the financial incentives and economics of climate policies for big business * Pay more in taxes, electricity prices and costs of goods, or the climate will change! - focusing on why CO2 is presented as the culprit and what this leads to in your everyday life – in this I did look at the better already available solutions that are being ignored * Global Infrastructure plans in the name of climate change - Why then are the recommendations focused on changing Government accounting practices and risk-measures, along with opening the floodgates for redistribution spending? * So if you want some more context – recommend going back and searching for those titles - However - In this episode – look at what is green energy, and what the future of the energy market in Australia may look like and why – versus what I think is the optimal outcome – next SWW episode – look at if the Aus Government plans, called the Gas-fired recovery can help with economic growth and the green energy plans What is Green energy – it is considered renewable energy – * Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources - which are naturally replenished on a human timescale – these include under the definition energy sources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat – but why not gas and oil? * A lot of people think that these are finite – lingering fallacy from the peak oil theory initially from 1956 – but the geologist who came up with this worked for Shell and was probably trying to create artificial demand for oil – which worked – * However – there is a lot of information that actually backs up the idea that Earth is actually an oil-producing machine – the idea of oil being a fossil fuel – getting its name based around the assumption that oil and gas comes from decomposing dinosaurs and organic material now seems ridiculous – this the label is a misnomer – all the research from the last decade found that hydrocarbons are synthesized abiotically * In other words all the data implies that hydrocarbons that make up oil and gas are produced chemically from carbon found in Earth's mantle – that is self-reproducing * Science magazine and Nature magazine have released studies on this - calls the product of this process an "unexpected bounty " of "natural gas and the building blocks of oil products." – which the earthy naturally produces on an ongoing basis – oil and gas reservoirs replenish themselves * The definition of human timescale is where the definition of renewable is narrowed down - Oil and Gas actually renews the reservoirs over time – we aren’t running out of oil and gas – they are technically renewable energies by the definition if you take human to be a generation or more – * Engineering and Technology magazine says "with the use of the innovative technologies, available fossil fuel resources could increase from the current 2.9 trillion barrels of oil equivalent to 4.8 trillion by 2050, which is almost twice as much as the projected global demand." * But that number could even reach 7.5 trillion barrels if technology and exploration techniques advance beyond the current projections – so oil and gas are naturally renewable * this nomenclature aside – there is the argument of environmental damage and CO2 emissions When it comes to the future of energy – what is considered green energy in the form of renewables with solar and wind is a major the key policy focus from the unelected global entities like the UN, world bank, WEF and their likes – but the focus is on the reduction of CO2 emissions * In the UNs Agenda 2030 – Started in 2015 – a part of this is the Paris Agreement – tool used for countries to meet the sustainable development goals through reducing carbon emissions * you have Sustainable Development Goals 7, 9 and 13 which focus on this topic of what they consider green energy– * SDG 13: Climate action - "Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts by regulating emissions and promoting developments in renewable energy." * SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy - "Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” * SDG 9 - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation * Solutions provided – Continue developing Solar/Wind as the way forward, and tax CO2 emissions to price it out of competition - Australia Target under the Paris agreement – Emission reduction of 50% p.p. – May as well be a tax on the population to achieve this in this timeframe to disincentivise the use of energy that produces CO2 * Main intention is to not just deal with heavy polluters (that is a policy that is working) – we already have heavy environmental protections * This target is completely different - outcomes here is the target - 45% emission reduction target – not policy of how – but what – Governments are demanding almost half the emissions to go – this is going to cost a lot – indirect through taxes and pass on costs to make green energy more cost competitive * independent modelling – shows that there will be impact of $9,000 a year for the average Australian worker, at the cost of 360,000 jobs or more * Climate is the most misunderstood topic – listen to honest scientist – they say they don’t know what is happening – the climate changes naturally – nothing new here – been happening for 4.5 billion years – times in the past CO2 was going down but temps were going up – nobody knows why – but listen to UN – they guarantee that if you are reducing CO2 emissions by the target this will reduce the rise in temperature by 1.5 degree - so give all the energy regulation and money to them – but this is the way energy policies are progressing * The future of energy is all about focusing on reducing CO2 - but why is co2 used? * All for Energy and resource control – helps as well to siphon trillions of dollars out of people into the UNs pockets as well – Control of money, control over our lives – * CO2 can be monetized on both ends – you can tax the CO2 producers – you can also give carbon credits to green energy providing companies – there is a massive financial incentive – * CO2 is a financial market – the carbon trading turnover was at $214 billion last year – which was a growth of 34% from the previous year * The average price of a carbon credit rose by $10 over the past year – from $18 to $28 per tonne * This is a relatively new scheme – was only implemented 15 years ago – but as these policies grow – this market will grow to be as large as any share market * Finances – Paris Agreement - Article 9 – Deals with the Finance Transfer – projects towards low greenhouse gas emissions and development * P1- Developed countries…
20 min
Nucleus Investment Insights
Nucleus Investment Insights
Nucleus Wealth
3.45 Is Superannuation Distorting Investment Markets & in need of Reform? With Dr Cameron Murray | Nucleus Investment Insights
Our attention turns this week to what is most Australian’s second biggest asset, Superannuation. Super means a lot things to every Australian. For some it’s a tax efficient long term savings vehicle that if managed well can provide security and reassurance that retirement will be comfortable and reliable. For others it is an annoying, mandated deduction of their hard earned wages, robbing them of current opportunities and lifestyle. You can find Cameron's referenced work here: https://www.fresheconomicthinking.com/p/scrap-superannuation.html View the presentation slides here: https://nucleuswealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Super-distorting-investment-markets.pdf Today we discuss its merits and room for improvement, as well as the distortions it creates in investment markets as a result of constant inflows of funds into them. In today’s investment webinar Nucleus Wealth’s Head of Investments Damien Klassen, Chief Economist Leith Van Onselen, Head of Advice Tim Fuller, Head of Operations Shelley George and Dr Cameron Murray cover off on if Superannuation is distorting investment markets You can find Cameron's work here: https://www.fresheconomicthinking.com/p/scrap-superannuation.html & https://twitter.com/DrCameronMurray To listen in podcast form click here: https://nucleuswealth.com/podcasts/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=direct&utm_campaign=podcast Get an obligation-free portfolio recommendation to see how we would invest for you: https://portal.nucleuswealth.com/register/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=direct&utm_campaign=podcast Learn more about the hosts: https://nucleuswealth.com/people/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=direct&utm_campaign=podcast Find us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/NucleusWealth/ https://twitter.com/NucleusWealth https://linkedin.com/company/nucleuswealth Nucleus Wealth is an Australian Investment & Superannuation fund that can help you reach your financial goals through transparent, low cost, ethically tailored portfolios. To find out more head to https://nucleuswealth.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=direct&utm_campaign=podcast. The information on this podcast contains general information and does not take into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs. Past performance is not an indication of future performance. Damien Klassen and Tim Fuller are an authorised representative of Nucleus Wealth Management. Nucleus Wealth is a business name of Nucleus Wealth Management Pty Ltd (ABN 54 614 386 266 ) and is a Corporate Authorised Representative of Nucleus Advice Pty Ltd - AFSL 515796 #Superannuation #Investments #Super
1 hr 12 min
The Nomad Capitalist Audio Experience
The Nomad Capitalist Audio Experience
The Nomad Capitalist
What Happens to Nomad Capitalists if Trump Wins
What will happen if Trump wins the 2020 election? In this video, Andrew discusses what will change after the 2020 election and what will stay the same. Watch for advice on what you need to know about the upcoming election as a Nomad Capitalist. https://nomadcapitalist.com/2020/06/15/tax-free-countries-in-the-americas/ Andrew Henderson is the world's most sought-after consultant on legal offshore tax reduction, investment immigration, and global citizenship. He works exclusively with six- and seven-figure entrepreneurs and investors who want to "go where they're treated best". Work with Andrew: https://nomadcapitalist.com/apply/ Andrew has spent the last 11 years studying and personally implementing the Nomad Capitalist lifestyle, and has started offshore companies, opened offshore bank accounts, obtained multiple second passports, and purchased real estate in a more than 20 countries. He has also spent years creating a behavior-based system that helps people get the results they want faster and with less resistance. Andrew believes that everyone can use offshore strategies to keep more of their own money, live a life of freedom, and grow their wealth faster. About Andrew: https://nomadcapitalist.com/about/andrew-henderson/ Our website: https://www.nomadcapitalist.com Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=nomadcapitalist Buy Andrew's book: https://amzn.to/2QKQqR0 DISCLAIMER: The information in this podcast should not be considered tax, financial, investment, or any kind of professional advice. Only a professional diagnosis of your specific situation can determine which strategies are appropriate for your needs. Nomad Capitalist can and does not provide advice unless/until engaged by you.
12 min
The Elephant In The Room Property Podcast | Inside Australian Real Estate
The Elephant In The Room Property Podcast | Inside Australian Real Estate
Veronica Morgan & Chris Bates
Ep 146 - Kym Nitschke | How to structure your property portfolios
Kym Nitschke the ‘jack of all trade’ regales the team on the exciting trials and tribulations of an accountant on the quest to discover the best ways to structure property portfolios. Kym is the CEO of Nitschke Nancarrow Accountants which has over 1200 business and individual clients, he is a qualified financial advisor, chartered accountant and is a licensed builder. Kym highlights the impact of capital gains tax and how to make the most of it, and gets personal with what he has seen that his plethora of clients have gotten wrong and of course what he has done wrong; lots to learn from an experienced advisor and investor. Here’s what we covered: * How does capital gains tax work? * What happens to your capital gains tax if you move into it after renting it out? * How to minimize tax on renting your home on holidays? * Should you buy a holiday home? * Can you get CGT exemption if you upgrade and move into a new home? * How to maximise your CGT exemption with the help of the 6 year rule * How to best structure your property portfolio * What are the best strategies with buying an investment property * What are the benefits of owning property in a trust RELEVANT EPISODES: Episode 136 | Owen Raskiewics Episode 119 | Chris Bates Episode 116 | Alison Lacey GUEST LINKS: https://nitschkenancarrow.com.au/ Your Investment Property: PPOR and the six year rule HOST LINKS: Looking for a Sydney Buyers Agent? www.gooddeeds.com.au Work with Veronica: https://linktr.ee/veronicamorgan Looking for a Mortgage Broker? www.wealthful.com.au Work with Chris: hello@wealthful.com.au Send in your questions to: questions@theelephantintheroom.com.au EPISODE TRANSCRIPT: Please note that this has been transcribed by half-human-half-robot, so brace yourself for typos and the odd bit of weirdness…This episode was recorded in October, 2020.
1 hr 8 min
Invest Like a Boss
Invest Like a Boss
Sam Marks & Johnny FD
158: Peter Mallouk Talks The Path with Tony Robbins
Peter Mallouk is the President of Creative Planning, named the #1 Independent Financial Advisory Firm in America by Barron’s (2017). Barron’s magazine named Peter the #1 Independent Financial Advisor in America three straight years (2013, 2014, and 2015). CNBC named Creative Planning the #1 Independent Wealth Management Firm in the United States on the only rankings the network ever released (2014–2015). Peter is featured on Worth magazine’s 2017 and 2018 Power 100 rankings, a list featuring the 100 most powerful men and women in global finance. In 2017, Peter was a recipient of the Ernst & Young Central Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Creative Planning provides comprehensive wealth management services to high-net-worth clients, including investment management, financial planning, charitable planning, retirement plan consulting, tax planning, and estate planning services. Creative Planning currently manages nearly $50 billion for clients in all fifty states. Reach Out to Peter Mallouk * Creative Planning * Twitter * Facebook Listen to ILAB 158 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app. Where we are: * Johnny FD – Sri Lanka / IG @johnnyfdk * Sam Marks – South Carolina / IG @imsammarks * Derek Spartz – Los Angeles / IG @derekradio Sponsor: * Indeed * Support Invest Like a Boss: Join our Patreon Discussed: The Path: Accelerating Your Journey to Financial Freedom is Peter Mallouk & Tony Robbins' Regardless of your stage of life and your current financial picture, the quest for financial freedom can indeed be conquered. The journey will demand the right tools and strategies along with the mindset of money mastery. With decades of collective wisdom and hands-on experience, your guides for this expedition are Peter Mallouk, the only man in history to be ranked the #1 Financial Advisor in the U.S. for three consecutive years by Barron’s (2013, 2014, 2015), and Tony Robbins, the world-renowned life and business strategist. Mallouk and Robbins take the seemingly daunting goal of financial freedom and simplify it into a step-by-step process that anyone can achieve. Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links: * ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000) * Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK) * Betterment – Get up to 1 year managed free * Wealthfront – Get your first $15,000 managed free * PeerStreet – Get a 1% yield bump on your first loan *Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally. Time Stamps: * 8:22 – Why the New Book? * 9:26 – Why was it necessary to include “the 6 human needs” in the book? * 14:06 – Why do people have financial success but still are not happy? * 15:57 – What still drives you to grow your business? * 17:14 – How did you get started and how did you meet Toni? * 24:47 – What are your thoughts on the All Seasons portfolio? * 29:03 – What are your thoughts going forward with the US Stock market? * 31:08 – How are you personally invested? * 32:30 – What are the advantages of using your company as opposed to going directly? * 34:42 – How do you feel about crypto currency? * 36:52 – What does financial freedom look like? * 38:56 – Johnny and Derek Recap If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! Also if you haven’t already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and claim your bonus here! Copyright 2020. All rights reserved. Read our disclaimer here.
48 min
Mining Stock Education
Mining Stock Education
Mining Stock Education
Aurcana Silver Corp.’s High-Grade Silver Mine Is Fully Funded to Production with CEO Kevin Drover
Aurcana Silver Corp. has 100% ownership of the world’s highest-grade silver mine (P&P): the Revenue-Virginius mine in Ouray, Colorado, USA. This fully-permitted mine will also be one of the lowest-cost silver producers in the world at only US$8/oz Ag (AISC) after byproduct credits. Aurcana Silver Corp. just announced that they secured a debt facility for the the final capex needed to commence production. Initial silver production should occur in six months in April 2021 CEO Kevin Drover said in this interview. Kevin also discussed the company’s growth plans to increase annual silver production to 5 to 7 million ounces over the coming years. Kevin Drover has over 40 years of both domestic and international experience. He was previously VP Worldwide Operations at Kinross Gold and possesses experience in all aspects of mining industry operations, process re-engineering, project development and corporate management. http://www.aurcana.com/ TSXV:AUN OTC: AUNFF Site Tour Video: https://youtu.be/am9eADLcx6A Press release discussed in interview: http://www.aurcana.com/news/2020/index.php?content_id=469 Aurcana’s Investor Presentation: http://www.aurcana.com/_resources/presentations/Corporate_Presentation.pdf Sign up for our free newsletter and receive interview transcripts, stock profiles and investment ideas: http://eepurl.com/cHxJ39 Aurcana Corporation is an MSE sponsor. The forward-looking statement found on Aurcana’s website and current presentation applies to the content of this interview. The content found on MiningStockEducation.com is for informational purposes only and is not to be considered personal legal or investment advice or a recommendation to buy or sell securities or any other product. It is based on opinions, SEC filings, current events, press releases and interviews but is not infallible. It may contain errors and MiningStockEducation.com offers no inferred or explicit warranty as to the accuracy of the information presented. If personal advice is needed, consult a qualified legal, tax or investment professional. Do not base any investment decision on the information contained on MiningStockEducation.com or our videos. We may hold equity positions in and/or be compensated by some of the companies featured on this site and therefore are biased and hold an obvious conflict of interest. MiningStockEducation.com may provide website addresses or links to websites and we disclaim any responsibility for the content of any such other websites. The information you find on MiningStockEducation.com is to be used at your own risk. By reading MiningStockEducation.com, you agree to hold MiningStockEducation.com, its owner, associates, sponsors, affiliates, and partners harmless and to completely release them from any and all liabilities due to any and all losses, damages, or injuries (financial or otherwise) that may be incurred.
17 min
Be Wealthy & Smart
Be Wealthy & Smart
Linda P. Jones
Google Sued for Anti-Trust, What's Next?
Learn why the DOJ brought a lawsuit against Google and which big tech companies are next. The article is here. Are you investing well for financial freedom...or not? As we live our lives, we have seen enormous money be made in real estate, technology stocks, etc. and have seen wild swings in markets before. They can feel scary at the time, but in hindsight are often tremendous opportunities for future financial success. If you only knew where to invest for the long-term, what a difference it would make, because the difference between investing $100k and earning 2% or 10% on your money over 30 years, is the difference between it growing to $181,136 or $1,744,940, an increase of over $1.5 million dollars. Your compounding rate, and how well you invest, matters! INTERESTED IN THE BE WEALTHY & SMART VIP EXPERIENCE? -Asset allocation model with ticker symbols and % to invest -Monthly investing webinars with Linda -Private Facebook group with daily insights -Weekly stock market commentary email -Lifetime access -US and foreign investors, no minimum $ amount required For a limited time, enjoy a 50% savings. More information is here or have complimentary consultation with Linda to answer your questions click here: https://2909395.survey.fm/application-for-vip-experience PLEASE REVIEW THE SHOW ON ITUNES If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review. I love hearing from you! I so appreciate it! SUBSCRIBE TO BE WEALTHY & SMART Click Here to Subscribe Via iTunes Click Here to Subscribe Via Stitcher on an Android Device Click Here to Subscribe Via RSS Feed WEALTH HEIRESS TV Please subscribe to Wealth Heiress TV YouTube channel (it’s not just for women, it’s for men too!), here. PLEASE LEAVE A BOOK REVIEW Leave a book review on Amazon here. Get my book, “You’re Already a Wealth Heiress, Now Think and Act Like One: 6 Practical Steps to Make It a Reality Now!” Men love it too! After all, you are Wealth Heirs. :) Available for purchase on Amazon. International buyers (if you live outside of the US) get my book here. WANT MORE FROM LINDA? Check out her programs. Join her on Instagram. WEALTH LIBRARY OF PODCASTS Listen to the full wealth library of podcasts from the beginning. Use the search bar in the upper right corner of the page to search topics. TODAY'S SPONSOR I want to take a few seconds to tell you about how I “read” more books and stay ahead of the curve. It’s by not reading books, but instead listening to them – like you are right now! With Audible, there are over 150,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player and…your first audiobook is FREE! I suggest you get the audio book of Think and Grow Rich, or you can check out my website Resources page where I list all of my favorite financial books and you see exactly what books I have read and recommend you read. Then get started with Audible by visiting https://lindapjones.com/FreeBook and order your first audio book free! Get Think and Grow Rich or another book from my recommend list, and be sure to get started checking off the books you want to read with your free book from Audible! Be Wealthy & Smart,™ is a personal finance show with self-made millionaire Linda P. Jones, America’s Wealth Mentor.™ Learn simple steps that make a big difference to your financial freedom. (Some links are affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.)
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