NEWS IN BRIEF

Norway’s Dilemma: How Does This Green Nation Wean Itself From its Oil-Based Economy

Key Takeaway: Pristine, green and progressive, Norway keeps its air clean thanks...

IMF Official Says $500 Billion Needed for Emerging Countries to Meet UN Sustainability Goals

Half a trillion dollars may be the minimum amount of investments developing countries will need if the world intends to meet the...

NEWS ANALYSIS

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Norway’s Dilemma: How Does This Green Nation Wean Itself From its Oil-Based Economy

Key Takeaway: Pristine, green and progressive, Norway keeps its air clean thanks to hydropower and banning fossil fuels to heat buildings. But...
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Want to Release the Animal Spirits? Break the Glass Ceiling, Study Suggests

Key Takeaway: Gender diversity can pay off for investors as companies that promote women to CEO and CFO are likely to be...
Karma_News Analysis_European Investment Bank

Europe’s Development Bank Punts Fossil Fuel Choice Amid Wider Climate vs. Economy Debate

The European Union wants to lead the world in fighting climate change, but its massive and influential investment bank, which funds energy projects around the continent, is stuck as member nations debate...
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The Wild West of Organic Drycleaning: Demystifying Opportunities for Investors

Key Takeaway: Eco-friendly startups are hoping to disrupt the lightly regulated dry cleaning industry — but first they have to teach customers...

PROFILES

Closed Loop Partners Bets on Circular Economy to Redefine $110 Billion Recycling Industry

From waste-sorting robots to a 3-D food printing appliance that cuts waste, Closed Loop Partners is backing products that aim to redefine recycling. The investment firm’s driving force is Ron Gonen, who...

OPINIONS

Instagrammable “Experiums” Connect People with Brands, Social Media — Not Each Other

It’s been three years since Museum of Ice Cream -- what might be considered the case study for pop-up Instagram havens -- opened its sugary doors. Now, co-founders Maryellis Bunn, called  “Millennial...

David Garrity: “I will pay far more attention to what Jamie Dimon of J.P....

Perspectives: Opinions from our network of advisors, investors, operators and analysts on the risks and opportunities they see. David Garrity, a co-founder of blockchain consulting firm BTblock, is the man helping billion-dollar companies get comfortable with...
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Uber Faces Another Ethical and Financial Challenge With Contractor Fight

Uber has been fighting for years to keep its 3.9 million drivers classified as independent contractors, which means they are in business for themselves and ineligible for benefits.  Now...

ESG and Impact Strategies May Be Resilient, but Only a Recession Will Tell

Studies show that Environmental, Social and Governance investments as more resilient than other strategies and that companies with high ESG ratings tend to outperform their peers. Yet old-school bottom-line watchers, fiduciary purists,...