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Impact Investing in Balinese Virgin Coconut Oil

  In late 2014, we set out to establish an impact investment in Indonesia. The overarching idea was to develop a robust and impactful project model that could engage at BOP (base of pyramid) and connect in with as many of the 17 SDG’s of the UNDP as possible. The investment model was conceived as consisting of a micro factory…



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The Real Coconut Story

The coconut tree has been used by humans and their ancestors for at least 500,000 years. Of all the horticultural crops only coconut provides us with the resources to build a boat, sails and shelter, fill it with nutritious food, oil, milk, water, medicine, a high energy source of fuel to keep us warm, to cook with and a wide…



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Coconut Oil: Bringing History, Common Sense and Science Together

The modern Western diet has suffered the damaging effects of trans fats, much of it from soybean oil. It is suffering another blow, this time from the damaging effects of an excess of mega-6 fats, again from soybean oil. The vast majority of epidemiological studies do not distinguish between coconut oil and animal fat, and simply refer to them collectively…



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