Ingmar Empson is the founder of the website Strange Markets and a senior studying international economics and international affairs at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. Strange Markets is dedicated to finding unique financial opportunities that are profitable but also provide solutions to a wide array of issues. The original research presents alternatives to traditional forms of investing and discusses the economic, social and environmental implications of an investment. Ingmar believes that financial markets have the power to shape global activism and solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.

Strange Markets stems from a multitude of prior experiences including a rooted passion for conservation and finding solutions to climate change. In 2013 Ingmar participated in a conservation expedition to the Galápagos Islands. There, he worked closely with authorities to provide secure breeding habitats for Giant Tortoises in response to habitat destruction and poaching. The problems facing the islands demonstrate how even the most protected ecosystems on the planet are still vulnerable to human activities. In 2016, Ingmar conducted research for The Climate Reality Project, an environmental non-profit founded by Former Vice President Al Gore. His research focused on the health and economic implications of climate change on urban populations in the United States.

An avid skier and amateur photographer, Ingmar plans to continue using his passion for economics and financial markets to promote environmental sustainability.

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