NEWS IN BRIEF

Pandemic Stunts Renewable Energy Growth Globally

Installations of solar, wind and other renewable energy sources are expected to fall 13% this year, according to the International Energy Agency.Pandemic-induced...

Pandemic May Speed Sustainability Factors for Assessing Investments Into Mainstream

ESG isn’t just for impact investors anymore, and the pandemic is expediting the change.Sustainability issues have become a strategic priority for companies...

NEWS ANALYSIS

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Sextech Rises to Coronavirus Challenge As Homebound Users Seek Intimacy, Companionship

The growing market for sextech products that help users deal with all things intimate may emerge from the coronavirus crisis stronger than ever.Sexual wellbeing, education and inclusion are seen as growth areas,...
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Plastic is Cheap, Efficient, Polluting — And Here to Stay

TAKEAWAY: Plastic is an unprecedented environmental problem and a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Yet not only is plastic here to stay, it may even become...
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Bright Spot: Telemedicine Startups See Surge in Demand as Coronavirus Spread Accelerates

Telemedicine companies seeing call volumes surge as the coronavirus cuts person-to-person contact and doctors’ offices close.While U.S. equities have plummeted as coronavirus slows the economy, shares in telemedicine provider Teladoc have surged...
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Coronavirus Market Selloff Tests Robo-Advisors as Financial Advisors Field Client Calls

As AI disrupts the financial industry, the current stock selloff is testing assumptions about the industry’s future and showing the need for human skills.Robo-advisors increasingly important to younger investors and big banks...

PROFILES

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TransferWise Bucks the Trend by Not Going Public as Its Cash Transfer Service Grows...

Just over a decade ago, Kristo Käärmann and Taavet Hinrikus were looking to cut the costs of converting cash from pounds into euros. It was an idea that lead to the birth...

OPINIONS

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...

Bryan Walsh Talks Climate Change Threats, Latest Book

Climate change. Nuclear war. Asteroid Collision. Supervolcanoes.  For TIME Magazine’s former Senior Writer, Bryan Walsh, these are among the numerous catastrophes threatening civilization. Walsh’s latest book,...

Michael Halen: “The [restaurant] industry is very far behind…when it comes to investments in...

Perspectives: Opinions from our network of advisors, investors, operators and analysts on the risks and opportunities they see. For years, the US restaurant industry - like most consumer sectors - has struggled to keep pace...

Frank Barbieri: “The future of customer service is one AI negotiating with another AI…”

Perspectives: Opinions from our network of advisors, investors, operators and analysts on the risks and opportunities they see. Frank Barbieri, an investor and co-founder of the San Francisco startup consultancy Ecolese, has worked in senior...
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