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Meet the 7 bankers from minority-owned investment banks that are proving they can lead bond deals like Wall Street's biggest lenders

Minority-owned banks have grown through adversity but earn a sliver of the investment-banking pie. Here's seven execs advocating for greater equity.
Premium Strategy 2021-05-17T12:00:00Z
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Prudential just joined an initiative to analyze employee compensation and benefits. Here's why the insurance giant believes it's 'an opportunity to do better.'

A Prudential executive explains why the firm is taking a page from PayPal's employee-first mentality.
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JPMorgan just released new carbon-reduction targets for clients in the auto, power, and oil & gas sectors

The targets for clients include a 41% carbon-intensity reduction for auto manufacturing; 69% for electric power; and 35% reduction for oil & gas by 2030.
Better Capitalism 2021-04-22T13:46:06Z

The founder of the World Economic Forum explains why 'a new mindset' is giving him hope for climate action, and shares which companies are getting it right

Klaus Schwab credits a good portion of his philosophy on climate change to Bill Gates, who he said is a leader in the green movement.
Premium Finance 2021-04-17T12:15:00Z

4 minority-owned banks reveal how they're overcoming Wall Street's 'woeful' lack of diversity to play a bigger role in investment banking right now

Minority-led banks are coming into light, and corporate America is listening as social-justice issues foster diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Premium Finance 2021-04-16T13:47:45Z

KPMG's US CEO shares how the 'Big 4' firm is thinking about the future of work, returning to the office, and burnout

Paul Knopp told Insider that companies are making long-term investments in sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion programs.
Premium Finance 2021-04-15T10:00:00Z

JPMorgan just announced a $2.5 trillion climate and sustainable development push. The bank's global head of sustainability walked us through how it will work.

JPMorgan also recently launched a green economy team in its commercial bank to cover areas like renewables, efficiency tech, and sustainable finance.
Premium Finance 2021-04-02T14:40:20Z

Deutsche Bank teamed up with 6 firms led by women, people of color, and veterans on a $750 million bond sale as Wall Street looks to elevate minority shops

Deutsche Bank's new bond looks beyond Wall Street's usual suspects. The deal promotes equity and gives smaller firms a bite of $1.1 million in fees.
Premium Better Capitalism 2021-03-31T13:57:58Z

Wall Street investors like BlackRock are pressuring employers to release D&I and climate impact data. Here's what HR leaders need to know to prepare.

Regulators, investors, and the general public are pushing for even stronger reporting on corporate social responsibility.
Better Capitalism 2021-03-24T10:00:00Z

New Deloitte research shows how the pandemic impacted corporate leaders' ability to fight climate change

Most executives are worried about climate change, but some 65% said the pandemic has forced them to scale back their sustainability efforts.
Premium Finance 2021-03-19T13:22:04Z

BlackRock's diversity head, driving change at a delicate moment, details the biggest challenge to building a more inclusive asset manger

Michelle Gadsden-Williams is in charge of making BlackRock a more inclusive asset manager. She detailed her plans in an interview with Insider.
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BlackRock just held a town hall to roll out its diversity and inclusion strategy after recent complaints. Here are all the details.

BlackRock plans to tie executive bonuses to diversity initiatives and launch more products focused on under-served communities.
Retail 2021-02-25T16:00:36Z

Costco will pay all workers at least $16 per hour, as the CEO advocates for a higher minimum wage

Costco is raising its minimum wage to $16 per hour, the CEO announced in a congressional hearing on Thursday.
Finance 2021-02-25T05:01:00Z

JPMorgan reveals the latest part of its $30 billion commitment to support Black and brown communities

Brian Lamb, JPMorgan's head of diversity and inclusion, spoke about the firm's vision for racial equity and where the money is going.
Better Capitalism 2021-02-14T11:51:08Z

Ray Dalio reveals why Henry Kissinger is his favorite right now

Former Secretary of State and diplomat Henry Kissinger is known for books "World Order" and "On China."
Better Capitalism 2021-02-13T13:00:00Z

PRESENTING: Ray Dalio on the state of capitalism, his market predictions, and what he's reading now

The billionaire hedge fund manager shared his thoughts about where the global economy is headed ... and his predictions aren't rosy.
Strategy 2021-02-10T16:39:25Z

A Stanford economist says the US needs a 'New New Deal.' Here's his plan for getting people back to work and spending on businesses.

President Biden just created the Civilian Climate Corps, a policy copying FDR's New Deal's Civilian Conservation Corps.
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I just spoke with hedge-fund billionaire Ray Dalio about the future of global capitalism. I'm worried.

"I've watched how civil wars and revolutions take place," the Bridgewater founder says. "There need to be changes, really structural changes."
Better Capitalism 2021-01-26T12:00:00Z

Bank of America, KPMG, Mastercard, and some 60 other top companies adopt new ESG metrics

World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab said now is the time for companies to "walk the talk" when it comes to stakeholder capitalism.
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World Economic Forum chief Klaus Schwab: What Biden means for capitalism, how the pandemic has changed the CEO job, and what the workforce of the future will look like

In a video interview, Schwab spoke about his new book, "Stakeholder Capitalism: A Global Economy that Works for Progress, People and Planet."
Real Estate 2021-01-06T13:54:07Z

Amazon launches a $2 billion housing fund to build or preserve more than 20,000 affordable 合约数字币和虚拟币homes

Amazon's Housing Equity Fund will provide below-market loans and grants to housing partners, public agencies, and minority-led organizations, it said.
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EXCLUSIVE: Microsoft is tying employee bonuses to their 'integrity'

It's unclear what prompted Microsoft to tie bonuses to integrity, but it generally tries to establish itself as a leader in tech-industry ethics.
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PayPal workers were struggling to make ends meet. CEO Dan Schulman vowed to change that.

After hearing that some employees were lining up at food banks, CEO Dan Schulman decided to investigate. His actions radically changed the company.
Strategy 2020-12-27T14:39:19Z

Elon Musk said a college degree isn't required for a job at Tesla — and Apple, Google, and Netflix don't require employees to have 4-year degrees either

Students assume getting a 4-year degree is the only way into top companies like Tesla, Apple, and Netflix. But that isn't always true.
Better Capitalism 2020-12-24T16:55:02Z

Joe Biden's administration has discussed recurring checks for Americans with Andrew Yang's 'Humanity Forward' nonprofit

Greg Nasif, the press secretary for Andrew Yang's Humanity Forward nonprofit, told Insider the Biden administration is a "group open to new ideas."
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The vaccine breakthroughs at Pfizer and Moderna are the latest examples of how immigrants have been driving billions in American innovation for decades

The cofounder of Moderna — who came to the US on a visa — says the "immigrant mindset" is a powerful force in the science and tech community.
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How Ben & Jerry's embrace of social issues set it apart from the competition, boosted its marketing, and helped it build a positive workplace culture

The ice cream giant's CEO tells us how social purpose can boost employee and customer engagement — as long as it's authentic.
Better Capitalism 2020-12-08T16:59:16Z

Pope Francis joins with CEOs of Fortune 500 companies to form a new council focused on creating a more equitable economy

The companies, which include the likes of Salesforce and Bank of America, represent more than $10.5 trillion in assets under management.
Better Capitalism 2020-12-08T15:14:05Z

Inequality flamethrower Anand Giridharadas on why billionaires shouldn't exist and his hopes for the Biden administration

"We don't need the richest and most powerful people in the society to give more," Giridharadas told Business Insider. "We need them to take less."
Better Capitalism 2020-12-06T23:00:00Z

Netflix's Reed Hastings, Instagram's Kevin Systrom, and others join billionaire investor Ray Dalio for massive charity giveaway

Last week, Dalio gave away 10,000 "charity gift cards" worth $100 each. Now, he's doing it again with the help of other top executives.
Better Capitalism 2020-12-04T16:10:33Z

Billionaire investor Bill Ackman says the US should give every American cash at birth so they can retire a millionaire

Bill Ackman's plan, called "Birthright," endorses a universal basic income of sorts that would provide access to the stock market.
Better Capitalism 2020-12-04T13:25:00Z

Major retailers like Walmart, Amazon, and CVS turned record profits but didn't pay employees much extra for working during the pandemic, a new report finds

Research from the Brookings Institute found that some companies only paid their frontline workers less than a dollar more per hour.
Better Capitalism 2020-12-02T17:25:56Z

One chart shows why more companies should invest in paid parental leave

A growing body of research indicates that employees with better benefits stay at companies longer and are more productive.
Strategy 2020-12-01T21:02:53Z

'Reactionary giving' was all the rage from the 'Trump bump' after 2016 — but the coronavirus has changed giving like everything else

On Giving Tuesday, the philanthropy world looks back on a landscape transformed by "reactionary giving" or "rage donations" after the 2016 election.
Strategy 2020-12-01T20:05:26Z

Ahead of Giving Tuesday, Coca-Cola held a virtual dinner series event on social justice after funding millions in grants this year

Coca-Cola Brand Director Erica Tuggle says the virtual dinner series centered on systemic racism drew in almost 5,000 audience members.
Better Capitalism 2020-12-01T19:17:06Z

You can improve (or even save) lives without being rich. Here are 3 things to know about effective giving.

"Effective altruism" uses a scientific approach to find the biggest impact from any donation you make. It's Giving Tuesday, so let's get started.
Better Capitalism 2020-12-01T14:56:03Z

The $36 billion food giant Danone is giving its factory workers 18 weeks of paid parental leave

Danone North America's CEO Shane Grant said the new benefit is a 'growth move' for the business that will help improve retention.
Strategy 2020-11-23T23:05:42Z
Opinion 2020-11-13T16:21:45Z

To combat the COVID-19 economic downturn, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy passed a millionaire's tax. Here's why he says that's good for everyone.

Wealthy people analyze "total value proposition" and make their decisions accordingly, Murphy, a former Goldman Sachs executive, said.
Better Capitalism 2020-11-10T13:20:00Z

What a Joe Biden presidency means for capitalism, ESG investing, and the American worker, according to a leading expert on the economy

"Biden can really change the course of capitalism for the better. I really believe that. And I hope to hell that he does," the JUST Capital CEO said.
Better Capitalism 2020-11-08T15:00:00Z

Working parents are reaching their 'breaking point' due to the pandemic, and they say national paid parental leave can't come soon enough

The US is one of the only countries in the world that doesn't provide time off for parents to care for their kids.
Better Capitalism 2020-11-06T21:08:07Z

Capitalism is at a 'crucial' turning point and President-elect Biden could make it more fair, according to a leading expert on the economy

Biden's policies are "amenable" to moving stakeholder capitalism forward, Martin Whittaker, CEO of JUST Capital, said.
Better Capitalism 2020-11-03T16:08:00Z

How Old Navy, Target, and other companies helped respond to a national polling worker shortage

The US faced a shortage of poll workers as many seniors sat out this cycle over fears of contracting the coronavirus.
Better Capitalism 2020-11-02T13:05:00Z

The upskilling economy: 7 companies investing millions of dollars in retraining American workers so they can find better jobs

Executives from companies like Accenture and JPMorgan are recognizing the increased need to upskill and reskill workers during the pandemic.
Better Capitalism 2020-10-28T16:00:00Z

Facebook is expanding an upskilling program aimed at helping Black and Latinx small business owners who have been hardest hit by the pandemic

The upskilling program is part of Facebook's $1.1 billion program to help reduce racial inequality in the US.
Premium Small Business 2020-10-27T12:00:00Z

American Express is tapping a former star editor from Teen Vogue to launch a new podcast series to help Black entrepreneurs, as the credit card giant continues its efforts to improve racial equality

A month ago, American Express created a $10 million grant program to support Black-owned businesses. Now it's partnering with Elaine Welteroth.
Better Capitalism 2020-10-26T18:59:00Z

Verizon executive says the company's recent $44 million investment in upskilling is part of its duty to prepare job seekers for the future

The program, which prioritizes Black and Latinx applicants, is part of Verizon's new socially responsible business plan called Citizen Verizon.
Premium Better Capitalism 2020-10-23T19:09:11Z

Technology is drastically reshaping the workforce — here's what 3 leaders think are the biggest challenges and opportunities

A panel at Business Insider's Global Trends Festival discussed the impact of new technology on companies and workers.
Better Capitalism 2020-10-16T13:00:00Z

Here's what 9 top CEOs have to say about systemic racism and inequality in America

General Motors' Marry Barra, Walmart's Dough McMillon, and other CEOs are calling for corporate and legislative action.
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