Hi, I'm Greg.
I write about markets, politics, and technology.
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My passion is to apply the UN's Sustainable Development Goals to build long-term value, impact, and ESG strategy in direct & public investments across emerging & developed markets at Bodhi Vajra.
Previously, at the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (an online library which is now called the Buddhist Digital Resource Center), I designed, raised $2.5 million (with success increased to $5 million), and started a program to “crowd-source” the digitization of Tibetan texts in Asia. While the initial goal was 500,000 pages per-year, the program preserved 5.6 million pages over three years. The program was successful because it was expertly and brilliantly implemented by my friend, Dr. Michael Sheehy, previously the Director of Research at TBRC and now the Director of Programs at the Mind Life Institute.
I joined TBRC as a result of seeing the July 2012 premiere of the documentary film "Digital Dharma." Inspired by the life of Gene Smith, I had to be a part of the ongoing efforts to sustain and expand his extraordinary digital preservation of Tibetan texts which led to me becoming the Director of Sustainability from 2012 to 2015.
Before TBRC, I spent a decade consulting to European and Asian institutional investors (which included long journeys to the Himalayas as well as being based in Chandigarh, India for a year where my son was born in 2006).
In 2000, I joined Perinvest in London specializing in alternative investments. Prior to Perinvest, I was at the Milken Institute in Santa Monica, California where I co-authored studies on the Asian Financial Crisis that were published by the Institute and Forbes as well as spoke at a conference. Previously, I was a Principal at Hanmi Capital, a Korean venture capital firm and started at Sheraton Lehman in 1989 in New York.
I published a chapter on "Understanding the Difference Between Hedging and Speculating" about which Professor Alfred Chandler of the Harvard Business School wrote, "Your piece should be required reading for all investors dealing with derivatives."
My great-uncle Jerry Palmieri, who ran the Franklin Growth Fund for five decades and was the first recipient of the Morningstar Fund Manager of the Year back in 1987, tutored me on investing, research, and portfolio management at our monthly lunches, phone calls, and weekend visits - invaluable experiences.
A fan of socializing with Buddhists and the like-minded, I founded Dharma Drink in April 2011 as a MeetUp on Friday nights at the Rubin Museum of Art's cafe in New York City and has since grown to over 8,000 members and is now run by my good friends Ed and Maha-Pete.
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