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How Much Should COVID-19 Treatment Remdesivir Cost?

Medical-cost-watchdog organization put out pricing models for potential COVID-19 treatments amid growing controversy about how the U.S. should price vaccines or drugs...

Investors: SEC Must Require Companies to Disclose COVID-19 Worker Safety Plans

Activist investors say the Securities and Exchange Commission’s latest guidance directing companies to disclose COVID-19 related risks and employee protection plans is...

Reimagining the Impact Investing Gathering for a Locked-Down Era

Global impact investing events have rapidly transitioned to virtual ones in response to COVID-19. These events have often been exclusive in an...

Loneliness-Fighting Apps Lift Spirits During COVID-19 Quarantine

To stem feelings of loneliness exacerbated by the COVID-19 quarantine, apps and software programs are springing up to offer companionship, advice. The...

Solar Power Rebound Expected After COVID-19 Speed Bump

U.S. solar sector, which slowed after a record-breaking first quarter, is expected to soon rebound. COVID-19 decreased demand, delayed projects, and caused...

Open Source Technology, Existing Medicines Key to Treating COVID-19, Advocates Say

Advocates say the world should use open source technology to analyze generic medicines that may help treat the COVID-19 outbreak.

Meatpacking Robots May Rise in U.S. Due to COVID-19, Labor Shortages

COVID-19 and industry labor shortages may bring robotics to U.S. meatpacking plants sooner Sustainability may be a benefit of new plants aided by...

City Population Growth May Resume in Wake of COVID Lockdowns

City population growth slowed or fell over the past three years, reversing early-decade expansions, a Brookings Institution study found Exit from COVID-19 lockdowns...

Prince Charles, WEF Call For a Green Recovery from the Pandemic

The Prince of Wales called for a pivot to a sustainable global economy that's more resistant to future pandemics at an online...

Pandemic Relief Program Tweaks Would Make Funds More Accessible

ESG-focused enterprises and other firms accessed the government’s pandemic relief funds, aided by the KPMG Spark accounting system, but some nonprofits are...

Pivoting In a Pandemic

Social enterprise founders are making changes in the wake of the pandemicA more nimble approach sets companies up for future successBusinesses everywhere...

Energy Investments’ ‘Historic Plunge’ Expected Due to Global Outbreak

COVID-19 pandemic and a stagnant economy may result in the largest historic drop in energy investments. As consumer demand recovers, the decline in...

Social Enterprises Fight ‘Period Poverty’ Amid Pandemic

Lockdowns and quarantines have limited access to period products, especially in emerging marketsSocial enterprises are finding creative ways to distribute products and...

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...

‘Charity Stimulus’ Would Bring $200 Billion to Pandemic-Hit Americans

Americans benefit from receiving a larger portion of the over $1.2 trillion kept by charitable foundations to offset the economic pain brought...

Edtech Boom Boosted by Experiences in Lockdown

Coronavirus lockdown opens new paths for online education The edtech field may see its growth accelerating even faster because of pandemic The world of...

Future Nursing Homes Will Be Influenced by Pandemic

COVID-19 may speed up modernization and design at U.S. nursing homes The high death and infection rates at nursing homes drew attention to...

ESG Funds Outperformed Peers, as COVID-19 Pandemic Spurred Bear Market

Sustainable funds have performed better than their peers this year as COVID-19 upended markets.  Sustainable funds are underweight energy, overweight technology and companies...

Women’s Economic Losses Mount During Pandemic, Highlighting Investment Need

Pandemic highlights need to invest more in women utilizing so-called “gender lens” Investing in women has proven lucrative while boosting women’s socioeconomic standing...

Meet the Impact Investing Networks Responding to the Pandemic

Three networks have formed to coordinate responses to the pandemic from impact investorsCoordinating to share vital information and best practices helps the...

Cannabis Sector Aided by $3 Trillion Pandemic Relief Bill

A $3 trillion pandemic relief bill throws a financial lifeline to the cannabis sector amid the economic downturn. Impact investors view cannabis as...

Renewable Power Grows as COVID-19 Sends Total Energy Demand Tumbling

Total energy consumption has plunged because of COVID-19, but renewables are the one area that will continue to grow. Clean energy isn’t just...

Teleworking (and Maybe Cleaner Air) Will Be COVID-19’s Lasting Legacy

As the economy gears up, some will remain working from home.  Teleworking is a strategic business initiative and could help fight climate change,...

Interrupting the Risk-Bias Cycle for Investors

Unconscious bias, including racial bias, is heightened in a crisis (like the pandemic)If investors focus on low-risk, familiar strategies, they may be...

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Raises Concerns Over Government Misuse, Privacy

Governments are turning to contact tracing apps to curtail pandemic, raising concerns over privacy Governments of all levels are seeking apps that track...

Impact Investors Worry About Job Losses for Young Workers

Impact investors are concerned about the U.S. economy shedding jobs for young workers amid grim reports of the worst job losses since...

COVID-19 Accelerates Move to Impact Investing, Says Partech’s Lavault

The pandemic will accelerate an emphasis on social impact investing, Partech’s Lavault says Post-pandemic funds being announced are focusing on areas that align...

Impact Investors Can Help India Rebound From COVID-19 Lockdown Pain

India’s massive informal sector has had no protection as the country’s economy has been nearly paralyzed by the lockdown imposed to ease...

Big Pharma Should Curb Drug Price Increases During Pandemic, Consumer Group...

A consumer group calls on pharmaceutical companies to freeze drug prices during the COVID-19 pandemic and says the U.S. government should regulate...

COVID-19 Lawsuits Threaten to Overwhelm Reopening Businesses

As retailers, restaurants and corporations around the world return to the work, they’ll be managing ESG risk in new ways — with...
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