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Commentary & Opinion
November 23, 2021 Former Unilever CEO Paul Polman Says Aiming for Sustainability Isn’t Good Enough—The Goal Is Much HigherSource: Harvard Business Review
How can a company profit from solving the world’s problems, not from creating them? Is the world better off because your business is in it, or not? These are some of the fundamental questions that Paul Polman, former CEO of...
November 2, 2021 US holds back on support for global sustainability standardsSource: FT
Sustainable investment — these days, everyone in financial markets talks about it. But not all agree on what it means. Plenty of sustainability consultants stand ready to offer their services, yet investors and companies need...
November 2, 2021 Opinion: Why this ‘perfect storm’ for inflation will push Americans back to work and cool speculative marketsSource: MarketWatch
Investors now are experiencing a perfect storm of inflation in the U.S. Perfect storms are generated from seemingly small factors. Each on its own may not be particularly significant, but the combined result is an event that...
October 28, 2021 Bitcoin is largely controlled by a small group of investors and miners, study findsSource: Techspot
Bitcoin and other popular cryptocurrencies are more easily obtainable than ever, but that hasn’t changed the fact that a small percentage of users still control the majority of the market. According to a new study from the...
October 27, 2021 Hyperinflation warnings are ‘totally ridiculous,’ economist and longtime bear David Rosenberg saysSource: CNBC
The longtime bear, known for his contrarian views, blames rising prices on Covid-19-induced supply side shocks. According to Rosenberg, it’s wrong to assume the impact will cripple the economy and feed into runaway inflation.
October 21, 2021 Commentary - How to build sustainable, healthier, more equitable food systems - print/audioSource: World Economic Forum
Sadly, after many years of progress, the number of people suffering food insecurity in the past few years has begun to rise again rapidly. Notably, in 2020 up to 811 million people were severely undernourished – that is as many...
October 18, 2021 Commentary: Stop handing out free money (and other ideas for getting the economy back on track)Source: The Hill
While the administration has handled the COVID-19 pandemic well, it has been much less successful in dealing with the negative effects of the ensuing adjustments, including shortages, inflation, supply chain disruptions, high...
October 14, 2021 Simplifying sustainability to speed up actionSource: The Packer
A year ago I was hopeful that the North American produce industry would get behind the meaningful incorporation of sustainability practices and thinking in its businesses to help mitigate some of the biggest risks it is facing.
October 14, 2021 The E in ESG Means Cancelling the S and the GSource: Real Clear Energy
The realization that pushing trade-offs toward E has negative economic consequences is starting to percolate. “ESG is very inflationary to be honest with you,” Jeffrey Ubben, the activist investor recently appointed to the board...
October 13, 2021 Jamie Dimon bashes bitcoin again, calling it 'worthless'Source: CNN Business
Say what you want about JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, but he's consistent about his disdain for bitcoin. Dimon once again attacked the top cryptocurrency, calling it "worthless" during a virtual summit Monday.
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