COVID-19 Accelerates Trends In Emerging Markets’ Corporate Debt

As an asset class, emerging markets’ corporate debt has shown quite a bit of resiliency. Longer term, we think the COVID-19 crisis will likely accelerate trends that were already underway.

As an asset class, EM corporates have shown quite a bit of resiliency. While defaults are likely to pick up some from here, they’re not expected to be anywhere near financial crisis levels or the original knee-jerk expectations of many on the sell-side.

In general, companies in our universe have been appropriately managing their maturity profiles for a while now and this has been evident during the COVID-19 pandemic. Longer term, we think the COVID-19 crisis will likely accelerate trends that were already underway.

The transition to a greener economy is evident as many countries have set limits to their nonrenewable resources as part of their electric generation matrix, and companies incorporate those plans. The rise of ESG as an

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Shining A Spotlight On Corporate Readiness Through The Lens Of Learning And Development

CEO of AllenComm since 2003.

Corporate leaders have long understood that demonstrating value to shareholders must include navigating and managing change. From the early days of Kurt Lewin’s change management model, it has been well understood that companies need to adequately prepare for both sudden unexpected shifts and gradual changes.

The current economic and health crises have propelled organizations toward long-overdue examinations of the role of employee training and development in shaping corporate readiness. It’s often said that 70% of change initiatives fail. While the Harvard Business Review has estimated that number is actually around 10%, it should still be no surprise that failure to adapt to changes due to the coronavirus can have far-reaching ramifications for employees and stockholders.

Although industries have seen several sudden disruptions due to advancements in technology, sudden changes due to Covid-19 have revealed unexpected challenges. Some organizations quickly overcame or adapted to these

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MIT Sloan Management Review Announces in One of the Largest Ever Studies of Corporate Culture the 2020 Culture Champions

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and MILL VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, MIT Sloan Management Review announced the 2020 Culture Champions, as determined by the Culture 500, a groundbreaking study that scientifically compares the corporate cultures of more than 500 of the largest companies driving the U.S. economy.  

The Culture Champions list comes out of the Culture 500, a large-scale, interactive research study conducted by researchers at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Studying over 1.4 million Glassdoor reviews from more than 500 of the largest employers in the United States, the Culture 500 is notable for its large scale — it is one of the largest studies of corporate culture ever conducted — and use of groundbreaking AI technology developed at MIT to make sense of over a million employee reviews.

The standout organizations in the study, the 21 Culture Champions were recognized because their employees

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Pure Harvest Corporate Group Announces the Acquisition of Solar Cultivation Technologies Assets and Intellectual Property

Denver, CO – ( NewMediaWire ) – October 09, 2020 – Pure Harvest Corporate Group, Inc. (OTC: PHCG), an emerging cannabis and hemp-CBD holding company, is pleased to announce it has acquired all of the assets of Solar Cultivation Technologies, Inc. (“SCT”), a Denver-based solar company focused on bringing solar to the cannabis industry in an effort to minimize the industry’s carbon footprint. This acquisition will allow PHCG to implement SCT’s solar, storage, and intelligent distribution technology throughout its operations in addition to providing these technologies to other operators in the cannabis industry.

“We are extremely excited to acquire SCT’s assets and technology and are confident that this acquisition will position PHCG to become an environmental leader within the cannabis space,” said Matthew Gregarek, CEO of Pure Harvest Corporate Group. “We understand that the industry’s carbon footprint is a tremendous issue and we believe that we now have the tools

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2019 was the second largest year ever for corporate solar investments

Throughout 2019, tech companies such as Apple and Facebook, retailers such as Walmart and Target, and other corporations from real estate companies to banks installed a combined 1,283 megawatts of new commercial solar capacity in the United States—enough to power more than 243,000 homes.

That figure comes from the Solar Energy Industries Association’s latest Solar Means Business report. After 2017, 2019 was the second largest year on record for corporate solar investments (corporations installed 1,368 megawatts of solar capacity in 2017). U.S. corporations have invested in a cumulative total of 8,300 megawatts of solar power.

SEIA’s annual report tracks both on-site (solar panels on the roof of your local Walmart or Target) and off-site (when a company gets its energy from a separate solar farm) commercial solar installations. Though slightly behind 2017 in terms of overall added solar capacity, 2019 was a record year for on-site solar installations, with 845

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Tech Mahindra Recognised as Corporate Influencer at World Media Awards 2020

Acknowledged for ‘In the Future’ campaign in partnership with The trust – The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s Group

A custom-content program that brings together outlook from C-level executives on future-focused technologies and their transformational journeys

Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering services and solutions, has been recognised for its ‘In the Future’ campaign curated in partnership with The Trust – The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and Barron’s Group at the corporate influencer at World Media Awards 2020.

The award celebrates creativity and effectiveness of cross platform, cross border, content-driven advertising and the winners provide leading examples of bold and influential strategies engaging international, influential audiences. The award jury comprised of independent international media and content specialists. The ‘In The Future’ case study illustrates on how Tech Mahindra utilized the platform for enabling dialogues with C-level executive leadership in curating collaborative thought leadership and leveraging

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Nomura and SRI International Create Silicon Valley-based Innovation Center to Exclusively Service Corporate Japan

A funnel for open innovation, experimentation and hands-on experience for Japanese companies

SRI International has collaborated with Nomura to create the Nomura-SRI Innovation Center (NSIC) – solely dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Silicon Valley’s disruptive technology innovation processes into corporate Japan.

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NSIC is designed to help Japanese companies stay abreast of the latest technology breakthroughs that could disrupt the global corporate landscape by connecting member corporations with R&D labs, university research, incubators and startups in the U.S. (Graphic: Business Wire)

NSIC is designed to help Japanese companies stay abreast of the latest technology breakthroughs that could disrupt the global corporate landscape. Examples include a range of deep technology such as quantum sensing and computing, next-generation artificial intelligence (AI), advanced robotics and analytics. Other relevant applications include low earth orbit sensing and imaging as well as computational life sciences.

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ATIF Holdings Limited Signs Strategic Collaboration with Zhuhai Boxin Technology, Targeting Hi-Tech Corporate Clients

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SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ATIF Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: ATIF, the “Company”), a company providing business consulting and multimedia services in Asia, announced that through its viable interest entity, Qianhai Asia Times (Shenzhen) International Finance Services Co. Ltd., it has reached strategic cooperation with Zhuhai Boxin Technology Limited Co. (“Boxin Tech”), to target explicitly at Zhuhai-based hi-tech enterprises as potential clients for the Company’s online financial consulting services platform IPOEX.com (“IPOEX”). This is the third partnership aiming at in-depth collaborations reached between the Company and its invaluable partners within this month, following Dexin Dahua and Wenzhou Chamber of Commerce in Shenyang City.

Based on the partnership, Boxin Tech will serve as one of IPOEX’s corporate client channels, making fullest use of its rich experience in catering

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