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Why Larry Fink Wants Grads to Stay Curious

BlackRock | Posted 06.17.2016 | Education
BlackRock

BlackRock Chairman and CEO Larry Fink gave a commencement speech at his alma mater UCLA on June 10. He urged graduates to stay curious and face succes...

The Rapid Mainstreaming of Impact Investing

Ben Thornley | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Ben Thornley

Amid all the noise about impact investing it can be difficult to get a clear read on what counts as fact or fiction. Yet the question remains: just how rapidly is the market changing, and what are the implications?

CA Philanthropist Keeps BlackRock on Defensive With CEO Pay Shareholder Vote

Capital & Main | LaurenWeber | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics

At Wednesday’s New York shareholder meeting for BlackRock, the global investment management behemoth, it was anything but business as usual. In the ...

Trump and Hillary Are Both Wrong

Michael Hodin | Posted 05.09.2016 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Donald Trump's positions on our programs for seniors - Medicare and Social Security - are much like his positions on trade protectionism and foreign p...

Aging Is a Path to Economic Growth - Globally

Michael Hodin | Posted 03.03.2016 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

When the G-20 Finance Ministers met in Shanghai, their goal was to chart a strategy to jumpstart the global economy. It would be hard to accuse them o...

BlackRock CEO Wants Companies To Stop Quarterly Earnings Estimates

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business

The stock market is about information -- figuring out which companies will do well and which will do poorly, and how much investors should pay to own ...

10 Sustainable Business Stories That Shaped 2015

Andrew Winston | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Andrew Winston

The year 2015 was a pivotal time when humanity turned more decisively toward building a thriving and sustainable world.

Ageless in NYC

Michael Hodin | Posted 12.16.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

If you were in New York City last Wednesday morning, you might have been on your way to see the tree at Rockefeller Center, shopping at Macy's or just...

Longevity Changes Everything...or Should

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.25.2016 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

As the 2016 American presidential campaign gets rolling, it will be interesting to see how the candidates outline their strategies for population aging.

Mission Aligned Investing: More Complex Than It Seems

Clara Miller | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
Clara Miller

Even with the best intentions and emerging tools, the current investment framework makes it difficult to match investment portfolios to values.

As Gas Tax Revenues Fall, Infrastructure Crumbles

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 06.08.2016 | Travel
Robert Whitcomb

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is focusing on long-term projects that would help most people in the state, rather than "government by deal'' wherein powerful groups seek taxpayer help for their special projects.

Can Etsy Keep its Edge Post-IPO? 3 Ways to Defy Capital Market Norms

Judith Samuelson | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Judith Samuelson

The buzz about Etsy's IPO runs something like this... the company that connects artisans and home-based craft makers to a new kind of consumer hungry for unique products -- has met its nemesis: the public equity markets.

Unions and Other Old Things

Michael Hodin | Posted 04.07.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The minimal role of unions in the 21st century prompts us to consider what else does and does not make sense in the workplace when we live healthy, active lives into our 70s, 80s, and 90s. In societies that are defined by more old than young, the traditions that have for decades shaped work need to be reconsidered.

Self-Interest Will Drive Fossil Fuel Divestment More Than Idealism

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

If anyone needed more proof that economics trumps sustainability: low gas prices are causing a plunge in electric vehicle and hybrid sales.

Big Investors Retreat From Fossil Fuels

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Last week's news seemed to show the market moving towards an acceptance of climate change's negative impact on corporate earnings -- and a rejection of fossil fuel investments on purely financial terms.

Invest In the Future -- Not in Fossil Fuels

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Americans are worried about pollution -- oil trains running through their towns, fracking in their neighborhoods, coal dust in their air. They're worried about what the future will look like for their children if carbon pollution continues unchecked.

Sketchy Wall St. Practice Under Scrutiny

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business

March 18 (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating whether U.S. stock exchanges and alternative trading venues provid...

How Banks Got In On The Content Business -- And Why It's Working

Posted 10.16.2013 | Business

By Joe Lazauskas, Contently Original content is not the first thing most of us think of when it comes to financial services. But as content becomes...

Activists Confront Financial Titans Larry Fink and William Gross

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Two activists who have been on the front lines of the battle against Wall Street's predatory practices confronted two of the world's wealthiest and most powerful financial titans.

An $80 Million Chunk Of Twitter Was Just Bought

Reuters | Gerry Shih | Posted 03.27.2013 | Technology

By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - BlackRock, the world's largest asset management company, has taken an $80 million stake in Twit...

Juma Ventures Is Powered by Pro Bono

Aaron Hurst | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Juma Ventures is an innovative youth development program that helps under-resourced youth achieve their dreams of a college education through a mixture of youth employment, financial asset building, and educational support services.

5 Tips for Small Business From Hedge Fund and Private Equity Magnates

Chitra Nawbatt | Posted 10.01.2012 | Small Business
Chitra Nawbatt

Advice from hedge fund and private equity managers can resonate with all market players, whether investors, institutions, large or mid-size companies and small business. Here are five tips that can be applied to small business

Major Wall Street CEO On JPMorgan Loss: 'Not A Big Thing'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 06.07.2012 | Business

Jamie Dimon apparently isn't as slick as we all thought. Dimon, JPMorgan Chase's CEO, "inflamed" the public's reaction to his bank's $2 billion tr...

CEO Pay Rising Less Quickly Due To Shareholder Discontent: Study

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business

* CEO pay rose 14 pct in 2011 vs 23 pct in 2010 * AFL-CIO presidents says Citigroup pay vote "a bell-ringer" * Mutual fu...

Wall Street Cries: Shut Up, Bulls, You're Jinxing The Market

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business

You can't swing a dead cat these days without hitting somebody or something touting how the stock market is going to the moon. That makes Wall Street ...