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Ideas Made to Matter

5 qualities of top banking and finance leaders

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A former UBS AG president on how situational awareness and responsive management build on a leader’s core skills.

Oct 21, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Labor

A business checklist for work of the future

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A new MIT report says business has a role to play in determining what quality work will look like in a world remade by AI and robotics.

Sep 23, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Finance

Impact investing is hot right now. Here’s why

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Socially responsible investors are putting their money where their values are, which is good news for firms committed to tackling global problems.

Sep 17, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Sustainability

ESG ratings vary widely. Here's why

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Research reveals that ratings agencies have different definitions and measurements for corporate social responsibility.

Aug 26, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Platform Strategy

Enterprises embrace the platform

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Online marketplaces aren’t just for startups. Here’s how Barclays Bank and Albertsons Cos. are capitalizing on an ecosystem of partners.

Aug 9, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter

Ethics and automation: When workers are displaced

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Automation and AI can create good jobs, benefit workers, improve productivity, and grow the economy. Here’s how to roll them out right.

Jul 8, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Digital Economy

5 building blocks of digital transformation

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Established companies are under pressure to rapidly develop and scale their digital offerings. Here’s research on how to make that happen.

Jun 27, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Finance

Quant pioneer James Simons on math, money, and giving back

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He excelled in mathematics at MIT, then set his sights on Wall Street. How Jim Simons made billions, and what he’s doing with it.

Mar 29, 2019
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6 career hacks from Apple VP Kate Bergeron

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This 17-year Apple veteran reflects on good bosses, great teams, and saying ‘yes’ even when you’re not ready.

Mar 14, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Finance

Shifting risks could trigger the next financial shock

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To avoid another fiscal crisis, pay attention to risks hiding in shadow financial systems, says MIT Sloan’s Kristin Forbes.

Feb 8, 2019
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