Saturday, December 14, 2019

NEWS IN BRIEF

West Africa Aims to Raise $80 Million in Smart Agriculture Push

An alliance of West African nations seeking to help small farmers cope with climate change are helping them adopt agricultural practices that...

Facebook Said to be Facing Antitrust Order that Would Halt App Interoperability

Facebook’s antitrust problems appear to be growing, with the U.S.’s top consumer protection agency reportedly considering action next year that would effectively...

NEWS ANALYSIS

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Global Quest for ‘Green’ Concrete Goes On, As Researchers Ask if It Can Be...

Key Takeaway: As the global demand for concrete rises, a sustainable, environmentally sound solution is still decades away. Concrete,...
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The Promise and Limits of SDGs as Guidelines for the Impact Investing

When every government in the world and a kaleidoscope of private stakeholders negotiated the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, they had no idea the impact investing industry would embrace and run with...
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Genius or Mad Scientist? Epstein-Backed Harvard Researcher Wants to Bring Mammoths Back, Reverse Aging...

Key Takeaway: Even though his research opens up a variety of ethical issues and has received funding from donors like sex offender...
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‘Crucible for Innovation’: Why Jack Dorsey Is Planning on Spending Quality Time in Africa...

When Jack Dorsey, CEO of social media giant Twitter and mobile payments company Square, announced he’ll be spending up to half a year in Africa on Nov. 27, a chorus of criticism...

PROFILES

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Growing Number of AI Robots Take On Waste Processing and Recycling

AMP Robotics has developed Artificial Intelligence-powered robots that can identify, sort and process waste. The company is the latest in a growing number of startups that are looking to automate, cut costs...

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...

How Millennials’ Values Are Already Impacting Investing Around the World

This content is brought to you in partnership with Savvy Investor Two significant shifts are reshaping the private funds and investment industry today. Millennials and Generation Z consumers, their...

Ralph Greene: Why the AAF Could Become the “Spring NFL”

Perspectives: Opinions from our network of advisors, investors, operators and analysts on the risks and opportunities they see. Just weeks after kicking off its inaugural season, the Alliance of American Football , a new professional football league...

Rhonda Carnoil: “If you’re using open source, you need to track it.”

Perspectives: Opinions from our network of advisors, investors, operators and analysts on the risks and opportunities they see. Just as journalists once viewed the internet as a place where “information wants to be free,” software...
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