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IMF Official Says $500 Billion Needed for Emerging Countries to Meet...

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

Green Investing’s Moment? Demand Surges for Clean Energy Ventures’ Fund

Green investments, at times shunned and misunderstood by mainstream investors, may be having their moment in the sun.  In...

World’s Biggest Banks Slowly Embracing Climate Initiative Championed by Carney, Bloomberg

Wells Fargo, Commerzbank and UniCredit are among the world’s biggest banks yet to sign on to a climate change initiative championed by...

Nobel Prize-Winning Research Offers Investors Practical Insights for Addressing Poverty

Economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer were recognized “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty,” said the Royal Swedish...

Chemistry Nobel Awarded to Scientists Who Created Lithium-Ion Battery And Hope...

The scientists who pioneered rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and opened up the possibility of a carbon-free future were awarded the Nobel Prize in...

Leveraging UN’s SDGs As a Guide to Emerging Market Investment

Key Takeaway: Private equity investors are relying more on the United Nation’s...

Toilet Paper’s Environmental Toll Rises as Alternatives Fail to Catch On

Consider this the next time you buy toilet paper.  If you’re like most American consumers your toilet paper was...

Green Accounting: Financial Statements May Get New Life as Environmental-Sustainability Tool

The latest tool in the global push toward environmental sustainability may be an enhanced financial statement. Researchers at Harvard...

New Metrics ’19 Connects the Dots in Impact Measurement & Reporting

This content is brought to you in partnership with Sustainable Brands. Sustainability and impact investing are gaining traction with...

Caption Health Aims to Make Heart Ultrasounds More Accurate and Accessible

Good ultrasound images of the heart can be especially elusive; the heart is a perpetually moving target, tucked behind the thick walls...

FDA Warns Medical Devices May Be Vulnerable to Hackers, Highlighting Vulnerability...

Pacemakers, insulin pumps and other medical devices using software called IPnet contain potential flaws that make them vulnerable to cyber attacks, the...

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Defends Company From Critics in Leaked Audio

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has had a tough couple of months.  Not only was the largest social network...

Britain’s Revolut Digital Bank Expanding Worldwide in Deal With Visa

Revolut, the British digital bank shaking up the industry, is going global in a big way: in a deal with payments giant...

U.S. Finance Intelligence Chief Warns That ‘Nothing Is Unhackable’

Hackers trying to take control of bank and credit card accounts are on the rise, and are now among the biggest challenges...

Dubai to Host Concert Promising Zero Carbon Emissions — Using Controversial...

A Dubai concert is promising to Rock the World but not the planet. Still, the show is being powered by a controversial...

AI Matches Doctors in Correctly Diagnosing Disease, Raising Hopes for Improved...

Artificial intelligence examining medical images can correctly identify diseases with greater speed and accuracy than doctors, raising the possibility that automated diagnosis...

EMPEA Summit Considers Ways to Close the $2.5 Trillion Funding Gap...

This content is brought to you in partnership with EMPEA. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development estimates...

Vox Joins Forces With New York Media to Challenge Google, Facebook

Combining the upstart Vox Media and New York Magazine’s owner may have been seen as an odd coupling once, but the merger...

Clean Air Fund Launched With $50 Million at U.N. Summit, Highlighting...

A handful of European philanthropies have banded together to create the Clean Air Fund to support projects combatting air pollution, and to...

London Moves to Top Spot in Fintech Deals, But San Fran...

Key Takeaway: It should come as little surprise that the City of...

Warren Demands Private Equity Firms Detail For-Profit College Investments

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is demanding private equity firms including KKR & Co. and Apollo Global turn over details of their investments...

Bill Gates Dismisses Fossil Fuel Divestments in Favor of Green Investments

Billionaire Bill Gates has taken a side in the polarized issue of whether to dump fossil fuel stocks to effect climate change...

Sunny Outlook: Solar Sector Booms as Utilities Lead With Record Pipeline...

Despite a small dip in projects in the most recent quarter, U.S. solar investors have reason for optimism. The...

Germany Ramps Up Libra Opposition as Banks Develop Competing “Stablecoins”

In the latest round of setbacks for Facebook’s planned Libra cryptocurrency, Germany ramped up its rhetoric against the electronic money today and...

As Loneliness Hits Crisis Level, BetaDwarf Gets $6.6 Million For “Friendshipping”...

Critics of online games say they isolate people and foster loneliness, which researchers have tied to a range of social problems.  

Mouse Microbiome Study May Point to Better Human Antibiotic Tolerance

A new study into how antibiotics affect beneficial bacteria living in human guts suggests ways in which dietary changes may reduce the...

SOCAP19 Celebrates the Power of “Valuable Strangers” in Impact Investing

This content was produced in partnership with SOCAP. Addressing the world’s greatest challenges requires collaboration, but many conferences in...

Number of Americans Without Health Insurance Rises for First Time Since...

The number of Americans without health insurance rose by 1.9 million last year, the first increase since the Affordable Care Act took...

U.K.’s Revolut Halts Effort to Expand Digital Bank into Luxembourg

British digital bank Revolut withdrew its application for an e-banking license in Luxembourg, after a member of the country’s parliament questioned whether...

Meat, Dairy Producers Ignore Climate Change Despite Effects On Profits

The $1.5 trillion global meat and dairy industries are taking little responsibility for their roles in climate change even as increased droughts,...
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