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EU sets new obligations for asset managers to avoid greenwashing

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission proposed on Thursday new rules to force asset managers to disclose how they take into account environmental risks in their investments and abide by new, precise criteria when they claim "green" credentials.<p>The plan is meant to spur green investment and …

Sustainability

The Dark Truth About Cambridge Analytica’s Ties to Trumpworld

A partnership between an Israeli entrepreneur and the Mercer-backed analytics firm may connect two key threads in Robert Mueller’s investigation.<p><b>Jared Kushner</b> may have fallen off the White House radar of late, but just after <b>Donald Trump’s</b> surprise election win, he wasn’t shy about claiming his …

Donald Trump

One Key To Impact Investing: Start Big

<i>You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play.</i><p>Robert Rubinstein, 66, founder and chairman of the TBLI Group, has been advocating for sustainable, responsible or impact investing since the mid-1990s. One of the key lessons he’s learned: start big.<p>“I always focus on …

Investing

Satellite images reveal which countries cheat on their economic statistics

The temptation is great for government officials to manipulate economic statistics. Foremost among them is gross domestic product, the most commonly used measure of a country’s economy, which often serves as a proxy for a government’s financial stewardship. In a free society, groups like the civil …

Congress releases all 3,000-plus Facebook ads bought by Russians

Congress just dropped the Russian trolling motherlode.<p>Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released on Thursday more than 3,000 Facebook ads from 2015 to late 2017 bought by the Russia-based Internet Research Agency (IRA). The company, which is linked to Russia-backed propaganda efforts …

Social Media

Paul Bremer, Ski Instructor: Learning To Shred With The Bush Administration’s Iraq War Fall Guy

Lots of people want to be ski instructors at the Okemo Mountain Resort. Nobody gets rich doing it, but there are perks, including a free season pass …

Chinese manufacturing may not be moving to Africa all that soon

The promise of Chinese manufacturing moving to Africa increasingly seems like a real possibility. Chinese car factories assemble in South Africa. Mainland footwear companies have expanded into Ethiopia. Chinese entrepreneurs have opened textile plants in Rwanda and other operations across the …

Hatch announces alliance with Development Partner Institute (DPI), strengthens its commitment to sustainability in mining

Hatch is pleased to announce its founding partnership with the Development Partner Institute (DPI) (dpimining.org), an organization that is focused …

7 Top VCs Say These Communication Skills Will Set You Apart

The <i>New York Times</i> and CB Insights partnered this week to publish a list of the top 20 “winningest” venture capitalists in the world. I’ve personally interviewed some of the investors who made the <i>New York Times</i> list and I’ve followed the others. Seven of the top 20 have made notable remarks on the …

Venture Capital

Employers are turning to mathematically modelled ways of sifting through job applications. Even when wrong, their verdicts seem beyond dispute – and they tend to punish the poor<p>A few years ago, a young man named Kyle Behm took a leave from his studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, …

Employment

How Was Your Smartphone Made? Nobody Really Knows

A startup called Fairphone pulls back the curtain on an electronics supply chain plagued by forced labor and armed militias. Is a truly ethical smartphone possible?<p>Most of us don’t know how to open up our smartphones, much less what’s inside. Believe it or not, even phone makers can’t account for …

Mobile

John Lanchester · When Bitcoin Grows Up: What is Money?

It’s worth thinking about that promise to ‘pay the bearer on demand the sum of ten pounds’. When we parse it, it’s not clear what it means. Ten …

Bitcoin

Ethiopia confronts its worst ethnic violence in years

WENCHI, Ethi­o­pia — The cows are back in the valley near the village of Wenchi in Ethiopia’s highlands, after being driven out five years ago by the arrival of a Dutch agricultural company.<p>They returned in the past few weeks, after villagers burned the warehouses filled with seed potatoes that …

'There is no silver bullet': Isis, al-Qaida and the myths of terrorism

Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images<p>Smoke rises after an airstrike on the city of Kobane in Syria.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/19/1440002440200/f1d0c50d-eecf-4e44-ac3a-cc5c5494d089-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images<p>Smoke rises …

Osama Bin Laden

Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide: Some Thoughts From the Military Side

What does a nation owe its military? An audience at the Naval War College has a few ideas.<p>I am storing a batch of recent incoming emails in the digital counterpart of a cooling-off tank. The messages have arrived in response to the items I ran last month on the tragic episode in which an Air Force …

Military

6 Lessons For Rocking A TED Talk Or Any Speech

TED and its independently run TEDx events are carefully curated, concise talks on a cornucopia of topics. I love to find a topic that I didn’t know I was interested in, then watch the talk online.<p>Presenting a TED Talk can bring you attention and even business, but it is no easy feat to be chosen as …

Fooled By Randomness

I don’t want you to make the same mistake I did.I waited too long before reading Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the …

Nine psychological reasons why we love lists

The internet is awash with information that’s been sliced and diced into bite-sized chunks. But why do we find it so appealing? Claudia Hammond explores the canny mind tricks behind the buzz.<p><b>1. We know exactly what we’re getting</b><p>Whether it’s the 10 ways your body is disgusting or the 100 greatest …

16 Leadership Lessons from a Four Star General

Say what you want about General Stanley McChrystal and the Rolling Stone article that led to his premature retirement from the military he spent his …

Yahoo!

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Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You find …

Paul Farmer · Diary: Ebola

The Ebola virus is terrifying because it infects most of those who care for the afflicted and kills most of those who fall ill: at least, that’s the …

Life in Timbuktu: how the ancient city of gold is slowly turning to dust

Once a hub of Arab-African trade, Timbuktu is now a city on the edge – with the desert encroaching, water supplies disappearing, and rebel fighters threatening new attacks. A special report by Alex Duval Smith. Photographs by Sean Smith<p>Hamoudi “Jagger” Baby has slit jugulars for 30 years. As he …

Map Out Cultural Conflicts on Your Team

When you’re on a global team, cultural differences can be complex and can often seem contradictory. The biggest challenge comes when differences are complex in surprising ways.<p>Here’s a letter I received from an executive at automotive supplier Valeo, a French company with big client bases in …

Eight Things I Learned from Peter Thiel’s Zero To One

Peter Thiel is an entrepreneur and investor. He co-founded PayPal and Palantir. He also made the first outside investment in Facebook and was an …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People | Inc.com

Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.</i><p>He's also …

The Book of Trees: 800 Years of Visualizing Science, Religion, and Knowledge in Symbolic Diagrams

How the humble tree became our most powerful visual metaphor for organizing information and distilling our understanding of the world.<p>Why is it that when we behold the oldest living trees in the world, primeval awe runs down our spine? We are entwined with trees in an elemental embrace, both …