The Benefits of the SEC’s Climate Disclosure Rule

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Description: The SEC wants publicly traded companies to disclose detailed information about their climate-risk activities. Wharton’s Witold Henisz explains why doing so could lead to significant changes for businesses, investors, and the planet. Source: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu – podcast Date: Apr 12, 2022 Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/the-benefits-of-the-secs-climate-disclosure-rule/ Questions for discussion: What are the intended rule changes? What is the… Read more »

Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion, so it can be ‘transformed as private company’

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Description: Elon Musk offered to buy Twitter for $54.20 a share, saying the social media company needs to be transformed privately, a little over a week after first revealing a 9.2% stake in the company. Musk’s offer values Twitter at about $43 billion. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Apr 14, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/14/elon-musk-offers-to-buy-twitter-for-54point20-a-share-saying-it-needs-to-be-transformed-as-private-company.html Questions for discussion:… Read more »

How Amazon plans to fix its massive returns problem

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Description: Amazon is handling a rapidly growing number of returns that are causing a massive problem for the e-commerce giant and the planet. A National Retail Federation survey found a record $761 billion of merchandise was returned to retailers in 2021. That amount surpasses what the U.S. spent on national defence in 2021, which was $741 billion. Source: CNBC.com… Read more »

Toronto businesses hopeful as stadiums fill up for first time since pandemic

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Description: TORONTO — Downtown Toronto businesses were buzzing with anticipation Saturday as the city’s three main sports franchises are welcoming thousands of fans to games for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com Date: Apr 09, 2022 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/toronto-businesses-hopeful-sports-fans-175740642.html Questions for discussion: What are the related business activities that correlate with… Read more »

The Huge Endeavor to Produce a Tiny Microchip

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Description: As the global chip shortage continues, we take an inside look at how semiconductors are fabricated. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Apr 08, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/08/technology/intel-chip-shortage.html? Questions for discussion: What are the direct economic benefits due to investments in these plants? What are the factors of production needed in order to set up these plants? Given… Read more »

BlackRock’s Larry Fink, who oversees $10 trillion, says Russia-Ukraine war is ending globalization

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Description: Larry Fink, the CEO and chairman of the world’s biggest asset manager BlackRock, said Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has upended the world order that had been in place since the end of the Cold War. Source: CNBC.com Date: Mar 24, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/24/blackrocks-larry-fink-who-oversees-10-trillion-says-russia-ukraine-war-is-ending-globalization.html Questions for discussion: Do you agree with the Larry Fink’s assessment… Read more »

A Plastic Bag’s 2,000-Mile Journey Shows the Messy Truth About Recycling

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Description: When the British supermarket chain Tesco Plc first started ­collecting plastic bags and wrappers from customers to be recycled in March 2021, Caroline Ragueneau was thrilled. She was working as a retail assistant at a Tesco store in southwest England when the first white deposit boxes appeared, promising to turn what’s typically discarded back… Read more »

How Founding CEOs Can Better Lead Companies After Growth

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Description: Don’t believe the old saw that a founder can’t be a growth CEO–but do shift your focus from products to people. Source: INC.com Date: Mar 23, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/magazine/202203/eren-bali/carbon-health-udemy-growth-leadership-advice.html Questions for discussion: Why is the leadership thinking changing, according to the article? How does this help marketers promote the company and brand to customers… Read more »

How older workers can push back against the reality of ageism

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Description: Ageism is one of the most unfair paradoxes in the labor market: People put in decades of hard work and then find themselves penalized for having done so. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 20, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/20/how-older-workers-can-push-back-against-the-reality-of-ageism-.html Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the managerial issues related to ageism?… Read more »

Toronto, the Quietly Booming Tech Town

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Description: For all the excitement around places like Austin and Miami, the biggest tech expansion has been in Canada’s largest city. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Mar 21, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/21/technology/toronto-tech-boom.html Questions for discussion: Explain what is happening in Toronto and how the city is managing to draw IT developers. What does this report suggest to other… Read more »