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Commentary & Opinion
January 7, 2022 Commentary: Sebastian Santos and Tom Hastings — The struggle between consumerism, sustainabilitySource: My Journal Couries
The majority of the world’s economy is based on the concept of consumerism. On the surface this does not seem to be a bad thing, as we need to consume goods and services in order to live. However, the excess acquisition of goods...
Source: The Motley Fool
In less than a week, investors can pop the champagne corks and celebrate another successful year. Through Dec. 22, the widely followed S&P 500 was higher by 25%, which more than doubles up its average annual total return of...
December 28, 2021 Sustainable Business Went Mainstream in 2021Source: Harvard Business Review
How do you know when something becomes the norm? Trends in corporate sustainability have been mostly consistent — an expanding climate crisis, lightning-speed growth in clean tech, rising pressure from many stakeholders, and more
December 17, 2021 Opinion | The Left’s Excuses for Inflation Are Getting More AbsurdSource: Politico
No one on the left seems to deny that supply chain disruptions are playing a role in inflation, but the focus on corporate greed is an absurdly reductive depiction of the U.S. economy — as if a broad-based, multicausal economic...
December 16, 2021 Why sustainability needs to be part of a CIO’s strategySource: Fast Company
A company focused on sustainability thinks not only about the environment but also about its impact on society. How and how much we consume continues to strain natural resources, and warnings of the effects of climate change get...
December 13, 2021 Now Is No Time to Raise Interest RatesSource: The Atlantic
With year-to-year inflation now at 40-year highs, part of the debate is settled: Inflation is higher and longer-lasting than the Federal Reserve or the Biden administration expected. That they and so many other economists failed...
December 8, 2021 Goldman CEO Solomon sees policy, not the pandemic, as the biggest risk ahead for marketsSource: CNBC
Congress and the Federal Reserve will have more impact on what happens to the economy and markets than the pandemic, Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon said Tuesday.
December 6, 2021 Opinion: The energy crisis shows precisely why this industry should be in public hands (UK)Source: The Guardian
Last week, the energy company Bulb became the latest and largest victim of a bloodbath that has seen 25 firms go to the wall. Emergency procedures for “special administration” have been used for the first time, with Bulb...
Source: Poets and Quants
Some funding models that have been proposed to fund climate initiatives deviate significantly from conventional methods such as raising debt or equity.
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...
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