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In October 2016, Impact Investing Australia launched the pioneering Benchmarking Impact report presenting the findings from analysis of impact investment activity and performance data for a data-set of Australian impact investments active as at 30 June 2015, with a total product value of $1.2 billion.
Young consumers represent a powerful engine in the development of environmentally conscious population as well as a promising market for green products. Marketers and organizations are therefore increasingly developing strategic marketing campaigns and environmental education programmes that target the young consumer segment. This study aims to examine a number of rational, moral, emotional and self-identity factors that may facilitate or impede green purchase behaviour among young consumers in an emerging market, Vietnam. A paper-based survey was employed to collect data from university students, which yielded an effective sample of 289 respondents. Multivariate statistics revealed that most factors (i.e. knowledge, attitudes, personal norms, self-identity and perceived barriers) significantly affected consumer purchase of energy efficient appliances, except for subjective social norms and warm glow. From these findings, implications for marketers, policy-makers and other stakeholders engaged in promoting gr…
Internet of Things is a very active research area with great commercialisation potential. The number of IoT platforms is already exceeding 300 and still growing. However, performance evaluation and benchmarking of IoT platforms are still in their infancy. As a step towards developing a performance benchmarking approach for IoT platforms, this paper analyses and compares a number of popular IoT platforms from data ingestion and storage capability perspectives. In order to test the proposed approach, we use the widely used open source IoT platform, OpenIoT. The results of the experiments and the lessons learnt are presented and discussed. While having a great research promise and pioneering contribution to semantic interoperability of IoT silos, the experimental results indicate OpenIoT platform needs more development effort to be ready for any substantial deployment in commercial IoT applications.
Stress can have impairing, enhancing, or no influence on memory systems and processes. The present chapter reviews, albeit selectively, the impact of stress on human memory with a particular focus on clinical populations. The consequence of stress on memory systems will be reviewed focusing on working memory, implicit and explicit memory, episodic, and autobiographical memory. This is followed by the review of the impact of stress on memory phases including encoding, consolidation, retrieval, and reconsolidation. Throughout the review, the effects of stress on memory are linked to psychiatric disorders, and clinical implications are considered.