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July 23, 2020  |  JP Morgan Chase

Consumption Effects of Unemployment Insurance during the COVID-19 Pandemic

JPMorgan Chase Research Institute puts out new research on unemployment benefits: “Allowing the $600 supplement to expire at the end of July 2020 could cause substantial declines in aggregate demand and potentially negative effects on the macro-economy.”

July 23, 2020  |  The New York Times

Want More Diversity? Some Experts Say Reward C.E.O.s for It

The New York Times suggests tying CEO pay to diversity outcomes as one of the most effective ways to improve diversity and inclusion across corporate America.

July 23, 2020  |  The Washington Post

How to turn our collective outrage into action

Robert F. Smith shares how the private sector can “turn our collective outrage into action,” to ensure our national reckoning becomes more than a passing moment.

June 22, 2020  |  The New York Times

The Risk of ‘Overnight Ruin’

Jay Clayton, the nation’s top securities regulator, has been thrust into a political firestorm. Where does that leave the S.E.C.?

June 22, 2020  |  Axios

Corporate America reaps windfalls from coronavirus tax breaks

Congress allowed companies to claim billions in tax refunds.

June 22, 2020  |  The New York Times

Treasury Dept. Agrees to Release Data on Small-Business Relief

The decision to reveal who received a Paycheck Protection Program loan comes after weeks of backlash over a lack of transparency.

June 8, 2020  |  The Wall Street Journal

For African-Americans, a Painful Economic Reversal of Fortune

Fallout from pandemic and protests highlights income and wealth gaps that leave black Americans vulnerable

June 8, 2020  |  Popular Information

Corporations tweet support for Black Lives Matter. Their FEC filings tell a different story.

In the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, major corporations are rushing to embrace the Black Lives Matter movement. But several of the same corporations have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to members of Congress that are rated “F” by the NAACP.

June 8, 2020  |  The New York Times

Corporate America Has Failed Black America

For a group of elite black executives, police killings and protests have unleashed an outpouring of emotion and calls for action.

May 14, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Dan Hesse Shares Sprint CEO Crisis Leadership Lessons

Lesson 1: Hope is not a plan.

May 14, 2020  |  JUST Capital

“Disposable Workers” Doing Essential Jobs

Millions of Americans are risking their lives to feed us and bring meals, toiletries and new clothes to our doorsteps — but their pay, benefits and working conditions do not reflect the dangers they face at work.

May 14, 2020  |  CNBC

Detroit’s automakers have enough cash to last the year without a bailout after learning the ‘hard way’ in the Great Recession

“An auto company’s top priority right now is simple: survive,” said leading auto analyst Adam Jonas of Morgan Stanley.

April 13, 2020  |  Barron's

Crisis Prods CEOs to Look Beyond Shareholders

Companies are making big commitments to so-called stakeholders during the year of Covid-19. Will it last?

April 13, 2020  |  Axios

The economic effects of coronavirus may devastate those who can least afford it

Job losses will disproportionately displace low-income workers.

April 13, 2020  |  The New York Times

The America We Need

How to make the nation more just, less fragile — and more free.

March 30, 2020  |  Bloomberg Markets

Coronavirus Is Shifting the Focus of Leading ESG Investors

While most money managers hunt for bargains in the market upheaval, Jonas Kron is searching for good guys.

March 30, 2020  |  The Wall Street Journal

Logistics Firms Endeavor to Keep Goods Moving as Much of Economy Shuts Down

Warehouse operators across the U.S. are sanitizing workplaces, providing protective gear to workers and separating staff as they try to keep supply chains running while much of the country’s economy shuts down amid the coronavirus pandemic.

March 30, 2020  |  Forbes

In The Covid Crisis, The Common Worker Is Our Hero

As the country mobilizes to fight Covid-19, wage workers are now the heroes who keep us alive. The C suite should wake up now and act, once the crisis has passed, on their need for a living wage.

February 23, 2020  |  MIT

Calculating Air Pollution’s Death Toll, Across State Lines

About half of the premature deaths caused by poor air quality are linked to pollutants that blow in from other states, a new study found.

February 23, 2020  |  Forbes

We’re Listening To Marty Lipton. It’s About Time.

Back in the 70s, Marty Lipton was a lone voice crying out in the wilderness. Now he’s joined by many others: Klaus Schwab, Just Capital, and the Business Roundtable. They’re all urging a shift from shareholder primacy to a new model of stakeholder capitalism.

February 23, 2020  |  Bloomberg

New York State Pension Fund Makes $800 Million Bet on ESG Credit

The New York State Common Retirement Fund put $800 million in sustainable fixed-income strategies this year, including sustainable private credit and green bonds, a rare big bet on debt in the equity-dominated market for responsible investing.

February 7, 2020  |  Yahoo Finance

Employers boosting efforts to create respect and dignity at work

Yahoo highlights William Towers Watson’s 2019 Workplace Dignity Survey. One insight? 8% of employers believe their workforce is treated with dignity and respect, but only 65% of employees feel the same.

February 7, 2020  |  Catalyst

10 Reasons Every Company Should Offer Paid Paternity Leave (And Every Father Should Take It)

Catalyst offers up 10 reasons why companies should offer paternity leave. One? Nearly two-thirds of men would change jobs to have more time to spend with their kids.

February 7, 2020  |  Harvard Business Review

We Are Nowhere Near Stakeholder Capitalism

Academics writing for Harvard Business Review shine a light on the challenges around operationalizing stakeholder capitalism, including the need for “integrated reporting.”

January 24, 2020  |  The New York Times

Big Business Says It Will Tackle Climate Change, but Not How or When

The New York Times writes that despite the energy around climate change, few business leaders at Davos gave specific details on how they’d actually improve their environmental practices.

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