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June 5, 2019 Many Institutional Investors Confuse ESG with Socially Responsible Investing

Source: Ai-cio.com

and Hendrik Garz of Sustainalytics, a provider of ESG research. Bauslaugh and Garz write that ESG is often confused with socially responsible investing (SRI) by institutional investors. They said the purpose of ESG factor...

June 3, 2019 The Federal Reserve, 10 years after the Great Recession

Source: CBS News

en years ago, the economy was teetering. The government had seized Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Bank of America had bought a distressed Merrill Lynch, and 158-year-old Lehman Brothers had failed. The Federal Reserve loaned...

May 28, 2019 Trump Is Right to Battle China on Trade, But Now Comes the Hard Part

Source: The National Interest

On November 10, 2001, after fifteen years of tortuous negotiations, China joined the World Trade Organization. The WTO describes itself as a rules-based club whose “overriding purpose is to help trade flow as freely as...

May 15, 2019 What Warren Buffett, Kevin O’Leary and other experts say to do when the market tanks

Source: CNBC

Stocks fell sharply on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping 700 points before beginning to recover, after China announced that it will raise tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods starting in June.

May 10, 2019 What Companies Should Do to Prepare for a Recession

Source: Harvard Business Review

The legendary ball-drop in Times Square at the end of 2018 marked a decade since one of the worst recessions in modern memory. Four miles away, nervous Wall Street-types wondered if it also marked the end of a long cycle of...

May 9, 2019 Tapping Creativity And Culture To Address Sustainability Challenges

Source: Forbes

As we are reminded by this week’s alarming United Nations report on biodiversity loss, sustainability challenges pose an increasingly urgent threat. But we are also reminded through careful research and skillful youth activism...

May 3, 2019 What makes effective governance'

Source: UN News Centre

How does one know when countries have implemented good governance' Although a cornerstone of all developmental efforts and the sine qua non of sustainability, governance is often nebulous. As a concept, it is hard to decipher. As...

May 3, 2019 Lack of Board Diversity In Global Business Experience: Another Crucial U.S. Corporate Governance Gap

Source: Forbes

The long-overdue pursuit by boards of U.S.-headquartered public companies to get finally serious about raising their games by diversifying membership by gender, ethnicity, and age is overlooking an additional extraordinarily...

May 1, 2019 An economist explains what happens if there’s another financial crisis

Source: World Economic Forum

I don't think we'll necessarily have another financial crisis any time soon, although the political turmoil in the United States and the world is such that I don't really feel terribly safe about anything at the moment.

April 30, 2019 Watch CNBC's full interview with Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon

Source: Yahoo Finance

Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO David Solomon joins CNBC's David Faber for a first on CNBC interview on the company's changes under his leadership, the global economy and Apple's new credit card.

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