Author Archives: Valerie Lam

BlackRock, Temasek to Raise Billions for Carbon-Cutting Startups – Bloomberg

Written by Erik Schatzker

Two of the world’s most powerful money managers are joining forces to build a business on climate-change investing and raise one of the largest venture-capital funds dedicated to carbon-cutting technologies.

BlackRock Inc. and Singapore’s Temasek Holdings …

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The Complicity of Corporate Sustainability – Stanford Social Innovation Review

Written by Auden Schendler

In the early ’90s I worked on corporate sustainability with a group of young, smart, optimistic colleagues, paid virtually nothing, working out of an office closet next to the bathroom at Rocky Mountain Institute, a sustainability …

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Renewable Energy Smashes Records in 2020 – EcoWatch

Written by Kenny Stancil

Despite the difficulties associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, the world added a record amount of new renewable energy capacity in 2020, according to data released Monday by the International Renewable Energy Agency.

IRENA’s annual Renewable Capacity …

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Rethinking sustainability in the post-pandemic landscape – ING

Written by ING

Looking back, 2020 was a wake-up call for corporates, investors and governments alike. Not only were they dealing with the impact of lockdowns, supply chain disruptions and loss of business, but the year was also marked by …

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Work Like a B Corp: Genuine Corporate Social Responsibility Strategies to Try Now – Medium

Written by Sofia Raimondi

our company seems to have it all — in-demand products or services, a workforce that feels like family, inspiring leadership, and plans for sustainable growth in the years to come.

And yet energy feels low. Employee …

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CPG brands develop creative breakfast food during COVID-19 – SmartBrief

Written by Audrey Altmann

While US lockdown orders and coronavirus restrictions have created a boost in at-home food consumption across categories, breakfast products have experienced significant growth and development this past year. Consumers working from home and families with children …

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As ThredUp’s stock pops in public debut, its CEO shares the resale platform’s key advantages over Poshmark and other marketplaces – Business Insider

Written by Shoshy Ciment

ThredUp is the latest resale platform to go public.

The resale marketplace raised $168 million in an initial public offering on Thursday, pricing its 12 million shares at $14 per share, joining the ranks of other …

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Woven Capital kicks off portfolio with investment in autonomous delivery company Nuro – techcrunch

Written by Rebecca Bellan

Woven Capital, the investment arm of Toyota’s innovation-focused subsidiary Woven Planet, has announced an investment into Silicon Valley-based autonomous delivery vehicle company Nuro. This kicks off the new $800 million strategic fund, which will invest in …

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Slack Backtracks on DM Feature – Linkedin

Written by Monica Fike

Slack Connect DMs, we hardly knew ye. The popular work-chat platform revealed a new feature, Connect DM, on Wednesday, which allowed users to send customizable messages to people outside their organizations when inviting them to connect. …

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How to Interview with Your Whole Self – Vault

Written by Natalie Fisher

It’s natural that interviewing can sometimes feel unnatural, as it can often be difficult to know “who you’re supposed to be” during an interview. You might think that you need to interview in a certain way …

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