In a rare move, Moody's says it's paying close attention to Pitney Bowes ransomware attack

Before this year, ratings agencies rarely took a stance on how particular cybersecurity incidents could impact a company’s credit or outlook. That is changing, as Moody’s response to the three-day-old Pitney Bowes attack shows.
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Andrew Yang turns question on Trump impeachment into a slam against Amazon for hurting retailers

“How many of you notice stores closing where you work and live here in Ohio? Raise your hands,” Yang asked. A number of retailers across the country have been downsizing their footprint as shoppers abandon the mall and head online.
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SoftBank is in talks with JP Morgan on WeWork bailout as cash expected to dry up by mid-November

A little over two weeks after withdrawing its IPO filing, WeWork is in need of cash. SoftBank and J.P. Morgan Chase are trying to pull something together.
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Where ESG Fails

We are entering a new stage of understanding of the linkage between investment performance and social impact. Previous approaches, such as socially responsible investing and environmental, social, and governance screening, have obscured the opportunities for higher growth, profitability, and competitive advantage that come from treating social and environmental issues as integral to a company’s core strategic positioning. We term profit-driven social impact “shared value.” Emerging evidence, although still limited and company-specific, suggests that companies that successfully implement strategies to create shared value can deliver superior shareholder returns. Capturing that value, however, will require very different practices on the part of both corporate leaders and investors.
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Klarman Studios Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary: Q+A with Studio Manager/Audio Engineer Craig McDonald

Klarman Hall opened on October 1, 2018, with a dedication ceremony and daylong symposium. With its soaring atrium and state-of-the-art auditorium, Klarman Hall is a remarkable, world-class convening space. What might not be immediately obvious is the equally remarkable capabilities of the lower-level concourse, which houses the Klarman Studios—two studios for recording podcasts and webinars and a black box film studio. “We wanted to capture the thought leadership that was happening on stage, package it and then send to the world through podcasts, video and all the different ways that people consume information,” explains Chief Marketing Officer Brian Kenny.


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