Four ways sustainability can increase resilience – Sponsor Content

On the latest episode of #BLKBottomLine, Debbie McCoy, BlackRock Systematic Head of Sustainable Investing, highlights why sustainability can accelerate economic recovery.

There are four key areas for increased resilience: systems, policies, companies and innovation.

First, there is heightened focus around climate change. But the broader societal system has come into question as well, particularly around inequality. Climate change and inequality remain salient conversations as we think about how to strengthen for the future.

In this very unusual moment of COVID-19, there is unprecedented policy action taking place. There is opportunity in Europe as new policies are formed, particularly around energy, and in the U.S. and all over the world, there is increased public-private partnership.

Another key area is the resilience of companies through this period of change. Companies are no longer responsible just to themselves, but also to the communities in which they operate.

Lastly, despite processes being upended

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5 ways SpaceX is changing Crew Dragon flight for next NASA astronauts

  • SpaceX is set to launch four astronauts to the space station for NASA later this month.
  • After inspecting the data from its first astronaut flight, SpaceX made four big upgrades to its Crew Dragon spaceship.
  • The next capsule will have new maneuvering capabilities, a reinforced heat shield, longer-lasting solar panels, and better parachute-deployment sensors.
  • SpaceX is also promising a clearer ocean landing site without a crowd of boats.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

SpaceX showed the world that its Crew Dragon can safely carry NASA astronauts to and from space this summer.

Now the company is preparing the spaceship for its biggest feat yet: routine flights to and from the International Space Station.

SpaceX’s first mission for NASA was a test flight called Demo-2. It rocketed astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley into orbit, after which their Crew Dragon capsule docked to the space station. They stayed there

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Need STEM Talent? 14 Smart Ways To Compete With Big Tech

With so many businesses today relying on technological tools and systems, demand for professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is at an all-time high. And when giants like Google and Microsoft have the resources to make irresistible job offers, recruiting top STEM talent to work at your small tech company can seem impossible.

You may not be able to offer the same perks your larger competitors can, but there are smart ways to go about recruiting the industry’s best and brightest. To help, we asked members of Forbes Coaches Council what leaders of tech startups can do to compete with the behemoths and attract high-quality STEM candidates. See their best suggestions below.

1. Sell The Benefits Of A Startup Culture

The attractions a big company offers are brand, perks, job

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10 Exciting Ways 3D Printing Will Be Used In The Future

As 3D printing continues to mature, its practical uses are seemingly infinite. From artwork and toys to entire buildings and even transplantable organs, this technology can go as far as our imaginations will allow.

While 3D printing may be most exciting for companies looking to streamline their prototyping technology, its potential for the non-tech consumer world is growing and evolving. That’s why we asked members of Forbes Technology Council what potential uses of 3D printing non-tech companies should be excited about and why. Keep an eye out for its use in these 10 applications.

1. DIY Product Prototyping

Prototyping of products has long been the barrier to innovation because inventors could do little more than dream about a product or idea. A friend’s 12-year-old son ordered a 3D printer on the internet, set it up without any parental guidance and started manufacturing fidget spinners. For a couple of weeks,

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3 Ways Retailers Can Win the 2020 Holiday Season

Like everything else in the Covid-19 world, holiday shopping in 2020 will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

Global online sales are expected to grow 30 percent to $940 billion year over year this holiday season–up from 8 percent growth in 2019–which could help retailers make up for lost revenue during the pandemic. That’s according to Salesforce’s 2020 Holiday Forecast, a report that parsed online shopping activity of more than one billion consumers.

For retailers angling to generate as many sales as possible this holiday season, you have to be willing to possibly deploy new strategies, according to Rob Garf, vice president of industry strategy and insights at Salesforce. “Businesses that succeed during the holidays will use everything at their disposal to make shopping easy and safe, including convenient digital ordering, creative and effective fulfillment, and responsive customer service,” said Garf, during a virtual press briefing to discuss the forecast 

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3 ways gaming phones excel: You don’t get this in an iPhone or Galaxy

“Why are gaming phones still a thing?” That’s what my colleague Michael Simon pondered after the recent releases of the Asus ROG Phone 3 and Lenovo Legion Phone Duel, and it’s a fair question to ask.

When the Razer Phone created the “gaming phone” market in 2017, it rolled out with unique features rarely—if ever—seen in smartphones: a high refresh rate screen, binned processors, copper vapor chambers, and in-your-face “gamer” aesthetics. But in the years since, many of those “gaming” features have trickled down to mainstream phones like the Samsung Galaxy and various OnePlus models. Again: Why are gaming phones still a thing?

Asus ROG Phone 3 Adam Patrick Murray/IDG

Asus ROG Phone 3 and it’s ROG UI

Don’t be fooled: Despite the mainstream adoption of some of their features, these fire-breathing, enthusiast-focused devices continue to innovate. As someone who covered many of the most popular gaming phones, there are three key features (beyond

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Google attacks extreme ways of ACCC news media bargaining code

Google has continued its fight against Australia’s news media bargaining code, this time attacking the final offer arbitration process, known as baseball arbitration, that will be used.

In such a process, rather than parties agreeing to a deal, an arbitrator is presented with a final offer from each side and must select one of the offers presented. Google is arguing that Australia’s old media are asking for sums far in excess of what Google generates from searches related to news, which it says is around AU$10 million in revenue.

“Clearly, both sides have very different ideas of what the prices should be — and asking the arbitrator to pick a ‘final offer’ is an extreme way of resolving that,” Google ANZ chief Mel Silva said in a blog post.

“The reality is that baseball arbitration often fails and doesn’t produce quick outcomes. Independent economists have raised questions about its effectiveness.”

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Channel Arbitrage And Other Ways Fintech Is Disrupting Financial Services

Technology is shifting the way industries market to, acquire, and serve consumers. To understand how technology will impact the financial services industry, I turned to Jonathan Metrick, the Chief Growth Officer for Portage Ventures, a fintech focused VC. Below are his insights.

Kimberly Whitler: How does your experience provide a unique perspective on tech and the financial services industry?

Jonathan Metrick: My unique perspective comes from my experience on both the investing & operating sides of fintech (financial technology). My role as Chief Growth Officer at Portage Ventures allows me to see the breadth of the industry, by advising over a dozen fintech businesses across our global portfolio on marketing & growth. Prior to this role, I was the CMO of Policygenius, the leading insurtech marketplace in the US, where I gained deep expertise building a marketing division of +40 and helping scale the business 10x in three

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Top 5 ways you’re wasting money on tech each year

As anyone who loves tech can tell you, owning all the latest gadgets isn’t cheap. To stay on the cutting edge, you can easily blow through several paychecks on new equipment each year. This barely leaves any room for bills and essentials.

It’s not just the cost of gadgets that stack up fast. Unless you look closely at every product or service you’re interested in, you might end up paying for more than you need. Tap or click here to see the best ways to slash your monthly subscription costs.

If you’re a tech lover and want to ease up on the spending, here are some of the best ways to get what you want without breaking the bank.

1. Buy refurbished and save

Everyone wants the hot new phone, but not all of us have the funds to get it. Even older models can be expensive if you buy

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Four Ways To Boost Remote Workers’ Performance Now And Into The Future

Founder and Principal Analyst, ZK Research with a focus on emerging technologies that enable organizations to transform digitally.

The U.S. is in an odd state of limbo: with nearly seven million cases of Covid-19, almost 200,000 attributable deaths and difficulties developing a safe and viable vaccine, organizations are preparing to support remote workers for the foreseeable future. A large part of this effort involves finding ways to keep workers engaged by promoting their health and wellbeing as people and not just employees.

Many companies are struggling just to survive this pandemic. But other businesses, especially those providing professional services – such as law, accounting and technology firms – haven’t skipped a beat. In fact, some are doing exceptionally well. These organizations need to ensure that surplus is being shared with employees.

In the absence of in-office perks that employees appreciate and expect, companies must reallocate their resources to boost

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