Thursday, February 20, 2020

NEWS IN BRIEF

Good Grades: Higher Ed’s ESG Investments Match or Beat Returns of Peers, Study Says

Colleges and universities whose endowments have embraced environmental, social, and governance investing and have divested fossil fuel holdings are not “sacrificing financial...

Washington, Other States Move Against ‘Forever’ Chemicals as Startups See Opening for Safer Packaging

Non-stick coatings seem to be anything but — they stick around so tenaciously that the ingredients used to make them are dubbed...

NEWS ANALYSIS

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Washington, Other States Move Against ‘Forever’ Chemicals as Startups See Opening for Safer Packaging

Non-stick coatings seem to be anything but — they stick around so tenaciously that the ingredients used to make them are dubbed “forever” chemicals. Washington is joining other U.S....
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A Different Social Impact: Dave’s Killer Bread, Others See Hiring Felons as Key to...

Key Takeaway: A tight labor market and shifting cultural norms are leading more businesses to consider hiring workers with a criminal past or history of addiction. Here’s...

Living by the River: How The Clash’s Doomsday Anthem ‘London Calling’ Was Years Ahead...

Ice age, meltdown, flooding. When the world’s most famous punk band rocked out on the Thames on a wet December night in 1979, singing about the end of the world, it struck...

Tear ‘Em Down: Neighborhoods Become Swampland As States Face Climate Risks, Coax Residents Inland

Key Takeaway: New Jersey is one of several states that, as world temperatures climb, is buying homes in flood-prone areas and leveling...

PROFILES

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Women-Led, Values-Based Investing Has Gotten Hot — and Now Men Want In

Values-based investing has long been relegated to a back office, the province of predominantly female junior staffers. Now it’s having its moment — and guess what? Men want in.

OPINIONS

OnSite Looks to Disrupt Medical-Waste Market By Staying On Site

OnSite Waste Technologies says the high costs and inefficiencies of medical waste disposal services makes the industry ripe for disruption. Just earlier this month, the Newport Beach, California-based OnSite closed a $3.5...
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Meditation’s Music Play: Who Will Succeed in Bringing Mindfulness to Mainstream?

Jack Dorsey, the founder of the loudest and at times the most rambunctious of social media giants Twitter, spent his birthday on a silent meditation retreat in Myanmar in 2018.

Power to the Permian: How Shale Boom Is Fueling Solar Market

Existing electricity infrastructure, which is not sufficient to meet the growing demand from the industry’s aging equipment scattered in remote locations, and strong drilling activity in the Permian Basin in West Texas...

WEF’s Harrison Wolf: “The benefits that drones present to society are infinite in their...

Perspectives: Opinions from our network of advisors, investors, operators and analysts on the risks and opportunities they see. Drones are democratizing access to airspace and enabling new participants in aviation. Being unmanned, however, such aircraft...
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