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Strategy 2020-07-28T22:07:00Z
Lindsey Graham

The unemployment bonus has been working, so why do Republicans want to slash it?

The stimulus functioned as a trial run for a kind of universal basic income and it worked. New research also finds no evidence it held back hiring.
Better Capitalism 2020-07-22T17:48:25Z
Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen

60 companies including Adobe, Best Buy, and Ralph Lauren commit to interviewing at least one BIPOC candidate for every senior level job

The initiative, created by Parity.org, is a step toward more diversity among VPs, CEOs, and board members.
Strategy 2020-07-16T16:16:28Z
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The Twitter hack shows Americans still want billionaires to come to the rescue — and we need to realize they never will

To understand why the Twitter Bitcoin scam worked, we have to reexamine our love for the 'benevolent billionaire' myth.
Strategy 2020-07-15T14:09:00Z

The pandemic is set to shutter 40% of US childcare centers — and it could prove catastrophic for the careers of American women

The US may see a childcare shortage affecting millions of families, economists and daycare-center providers say.
Strategy 2020-07-14T14:38:55Z

Verizon unveils new business plan with the goal of going carbon neutral by 2035 and retraining 500,000 employees for emerging tech jobs

The move is part of a larger trend of companies changing the way they do business to be more environmentally and socially conscious.
Strategy 2020-07-13T12:00:00Z

Here's a 3 step action plan to break down the barriers that keep Black employees from reaching the C-suite

Black employees are facing a "concrete wall" of obstacles that is keeping them from senior management roles and leadership positions.
Strategy 2020-07-10T19:12:28Z

Americans are calling on the C-suite to take a stronger stance on racial inequality. Here's exactly what they want execs to do, according to a survey of 2,000 people.

Employees are calling on businesses to increase their use of Black-owned suppliers, to commit to paying all workers a living wage, and more.
Premium Enterprise 2020-07-07T16:14:50Z

Salesforce's chief philanthropy officer says companies need 'bold' internal changes along with donations to drive change: 'It's dollars plus action'

In order to make real change to systemic problems, especially during a time of crisis, philanthropy has to be paired with action, Ebony Beckwith said.
Better Capitalism 2020-07-01T19:46:00Z

200 CEOs from companies like Apple, Amazon, and Walmart just gave Congress their plan for reforming police — and they want it done by August

The plan includes investments in de-escalation training and raising the standards on the "no-knock" policy used in the killing of Breonna Taylor.
Strategy 2020-06-30T18:28:38Z

The great a-woke-ning: Mark Zuckerberg's $8 billion dip in net worth from the Facebook ad boycott shows corporate America is finally listening to calls for racial justice

Experts weigh in on why CEOs are putting their money where their mouth is when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion right now.
Better Capitalism 2020-06-24T16:12:05Z
Strategy 2020-06-23T14:00:00Z

The 10-step action plan leaders can use right now to create more equal workplaces during the pandemic and beyond

The coronavirus outbreak continues to lay bare systemic inequalities in the US workforce and economy.
Better Capitalism 2020-06-16T13:00:00Z

Melinda Gates and MacKenzie Bezos are partnering up to confront gender and racial inequality, starting with a $30 million grant. Here's how to qualify.

The contest is open to any US charitable organization and will have a special focus on elevating Black women and women of color.
Strategy 2020-06-09T20:29:28Z

Only 25% of Americans think capitalism is good for society

Business leaders like billionaire Ray Dalio have said capitalism is in crisis. A new survey shows most Americans agree, and they want specific change.
Premium Strategy 2020-06-02T13:19:00Z

Elon Musk said a college degree isn't required for a job at Tesla — and Apple, Google, and Netflix don't require employees to have 4-year degrees either

Students assume getting a 4-year degree is the only way into top companies like Tesla, Apple, and Netflix. But that isn't always true.
Strategy 2020-05-20T14:15:00Z

10 companies boosting benefits so employees don't feel isolated or lonely in the middle of the coronavirus crisis

Starbucks, Target, PwC, and others are increasing mental health benefits like access to apps and free counseling sessions.
Strategy 2020-05-19T17:31:53Z

JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon joins Ray Dalio, Mark Cuban, and other billionaires sounding the alarm on inequality in the US

Business leaders are highlighting the need for better childcare, more paid sick leave, and higher wages for American workers.
Strategy 2020-05-05T18:49:00Z
Strategy 2020-04-27T18:19:43Z

Billionaire Ray Dalio says America's jarring inequality is a 'national emergency' that is threatening capitalism

According to the billionaire, capitalism as we know it is in crisis, and there needs to be bipartisan support for new policies.
Premium Sustainability 2020-04-22T16:11:00Z

How Microsoft is using AI to make the planet greener — and what other companies can learn from its environmental game plan

Microsoft has given out 230 grants to fund the use of AI to address climate change, and it levies a "carbon fee" for all businesses it works with.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-22T14:56:10Z

'WHAT THE ACTUAL F***?????': Heiress Abigail Disney slams company for furloughing workers but protecting shareholder payouts and executive bonuses

Abigail Disney slammed the company's decision to furlough employees without first canceling plans to pay dividends and executive bonuses.
Strategy 2020-04-21T17:15:43Z

A Stanford economist says we're headed for a crisis worse than the Great Depression. Here's his plan for getting people back to work and spending on businesses.

Lawmakers need to look back to FDR-era policies for a "New New Deal" as a solution to the pandemic's economic fallout, Matthew Jackson said.
Strategy 2020-04-17T17:16:02Z

French President Emmanuel Macron says the coronavirus pandemic will remake capitalism

Macron told the Financial Times that if the EU doesn't help out countries such as Spain and Italy, it could lead to a rise in populism in Europe.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-01T17:54:00Z

13 business leaders who have cut their salaries to $0 to help struggling workers as the coronavirus wreaks havoc on their industries

Comcast execs, Airbnb's CEO, and airline leaders at Delta, United, and Alaska have forgone salaries. So have GE, Lyft, Disney, and Marriott execs.
Strategy 2020-04-01T15:31:33Z

Billionaire Mark Cuban has a strong message for CEOs: Millennials and Gen Zers will send your brand 'straight into the toilet' if you lay off employees during the pandemic

Leaders of large companies should do everything they can to prioritize their employees during the novel coronavirus outbreak, Cuban said.
Strategy 2020-03-27T12:10:00Z

I was a VP at Alibaba during the SARS crisis in 2003. Here's what Jack Ma did to unite our team, accelerate revenue, and launch a new business amid the uncertainty of a pandemic.

"The door to my home was chained shut, a guard was stationed in my apartment building lobby, and I and 400 Alibaba colleagues were forced to run the company from our homes for 10 days."
Retail 2020-03-19T18:20:22Z

The maker of Absolut Vodka and Jameson Irish Whiskey says it is converting its facilities to produce hand sanitizer that it will donate amid the shortage

The US faces a massive hand-sanitizer shortage and the company that makes Absolut Vodka and Jameson Irish Whiskey is pitching in to help.
Strategy 2020-03-18T15:02:00Z

JPMorgan just pledged $50 million in aid to small businesses and nonprofits as the coronavirus sends the economy into a nosedive

This is a "historic time of need" that requires businesses to step up and help their communities, a company executive told Business Insider.
Premium Strategy 2020-02-27T19:29:00Z

There are 2 types of purpose, according to a Harvard professor — but only one of them boosts company productivity. Here's the question every manager should be asking to focus on the right kind of purpose.

HBS professor Rebecca Henderson said the data showed a major output gap between the top 10% of productive companies and the rest. The reason is purpose.
Premium Strategy 2020-02-20T20:39:00Z

How Ben & Jerry's embrace of social issues set it apart from the competition, boosted its marketing, and helped it build a positive workplace culture

The ice cream giant's CEO tells us how social purpose can boost employee and customer engagement — as long as it's authentic.
Strategy 2020-02-14T14:45:00Z

Like the United States, Finland has a capitalist economy. Why are Finns so much happier than us?

Finland has universal healthcare, affordable childcare, free college, and copious paid vacations — and yes, it's in fact a capitalist country.
Premium Strategy 2020-01-24T19:29:00Z

Levi's found a way to make hemp feel like cotton, and it could have big implications for your wardrobe

Levi's debuted a soft cotton-hemp blend, and its head of innovation expects to have 100% cottonized-hemp garments in five years.
Finance 2020-01-14T16:08:25Z

'A fundamental reshaping of finance': The CEO of $7 trillion BlackRock says climate change will be the focal point of the firm's investing strategy

"In the near future — and sooner than most anticipate — there will be a significant reallocation of capital," CEO Larry Fink said in an annual letter.
Premium Strategy 2020-01-12T12:00:00Z

Ray Dalio says that everybody is missing the key metric for saving America's economy from inequality — productivity

Ray Dalio said that the US must boost productivity through investments in things like education, and through bipartisan action.
Premium Strategy 2020-01-07T14:07:00Z

10 books to read if you want to become the ultimate authority on the American economy

Columbia professor and "Transaction Man" author Nicholas Lemann chose these titles to illustrate the evolution of American capitalism.
Strategy 2019-12-23T17:49:24Z

Toys R Us is bouncing back from bankruptcy, and the way it's treating workers shows what American labor rights could look like in the next decade

Jobs with Justice executive director Erica Smiley says that "mirror boards" of employees should meet with executive boards when making decisions.
Strategy 2019-12-20T20:08:33Z

Here are all the ways bitcoin could help address income inequality in the 2020s

As the global wealth gap reaches a record high, experts say cryptocurrency could turn into a valuable tool to help solve the problem.
Premium Strategy 2019-12-18T18:59:44Z

What investors need to know about opportunity zones, the controversial solution for inequality that has big bipartisan support — and that will be a top issue of the 2020s

Former Obama adviser Steve Glickman helped create a bipartisan movement to get wealthy Americans to invest in low-income communities across the US.
Premium Strategy 2019-12-16T16:42:00Z

Big countries are refusing to tackle climate change, so companies are stepping in. Take an exclusive look at a tool the UN hopes will revolutionize the way these businesses track sustainability goals.

The tool was created by the nonprofit B Lab, and is set to launch in January 2020. Here's how companies that care about the environment can use it.
Strategy 2019-12-11T16:02:00Z

The art of activism: How Greta Thunberg's matter-of-fact way of speaking and taking action turned her into a global icon and Time's 'person of the year'

Her activism, which began over a year ago in Sweden, has blown up into a mass movement which culminated in the Global Climate Strike this fall.
Opinion 2019-12-07T13:33:00Z

Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz: It's time for Congress to do something about the economic mess that private-equity giants have created

Private equity's excesses should be reined in, and the Stop Wall Street Looting Act is a good place to start, says economist Joseph Stiglitz.
Strategy 2019-12-06T17:27:28Z

This 33-year-old economist hasn't just helped shape one of Elizabeth Warren's and Bernie Sanders' boldest policies — he's been changing how you think about wealth, whether you know it or not

Alongside his UC Berkeley colleague Emmanuel Saez, Gabriel Zucman has helped lead a resistance to the 2017 Republican tax cuts to fight inequality.
Opinion 2019-11-18T20:42:41Z

I worked at Toys R Us for 20 years before private equity killed my job. The same thing will happen to more workers if Congress doesn't take action.

Private-equity firms killed Toys R Us, but former employees are fighting back and raising concerns about private equity's role in the US economy.
Strategy 2019-11-15T14:04:56Z
Premium Strategy 2019-11-12T20:17:39Z

Bill Gates got super rich through a classic billionaire strategy — creating a 'tollbooth' around an industry like John Rockefeller or Warren Buffett

Author Matt Stoller writes that billionaires run "tollbooths," meaning everyone who tries to pass through a certain chokepoint faces extraction.
Premium Strategy 2019-10-21T10:00:00Z

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon wants to help people with criminal records get jobs — and it's the latest example of how his ambitions stretch beyond finance into politics

JPMorgan Chase has launched its PolicyCenter in Washington, D.C., as the ambitious culmination of its growing corporate responsibility mission.
Enterprise 2019-10-15T17:32:26Z

How a mortifying 'omen' ended Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff's $20 billion deal to buy Twitter

The Salesforce CEO wanted to buy Twitter until an 'omen' literally knocked him off his feet and the deal ended.
Premium Strategy 2019-10-14T20:23:29Z

This year's 3 winners of the economics Nobel Prize revolutionized how we think about poverty. Here's an intro to their most essential research.

Newly appointed Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer have changed the way we study and fight extreme poverty.
Strategy 2019-10-08T21:13:08Z

Dick's Sporting Goods destroyed $5 million worth of assault weapons — and its CEO tells us the gun industry's blowback has been 'a blessing in disguise'

Dick's CEO Ed Stack has been vocal on gun control. He told us why pulling back from gun sales has ultimately benefited his company.
Strategy 2019-09-30T23:00:00Z

'If you opt in, we will not leave you behind' — PwC's global chairman announces a $3 billion investment in job training

PwC, the global professional services firm, is investing $3 billion over the next few years into job retraining, which it sees as a competitive edge.
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