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    1. When it comes to investment giants furthering social good, many see a disconnect between words and action

      When it comes to investment giants furthering social good, many see a disconnect between words and action

      BlackRock, State Street, and Vanguard control an enormous share of the S&P 500, giving them unprecedented clout. And yet they rarely use all their power to push companies on the world’s biggest challenges.

      Seven years ago, University of Michigan management professor Jerry Davis spoke at a meeting of the Labor and Employment Relations Association in Chicago, where he highlighted the growing dominance of a handful of investment firms.

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    2. How parents talk about money differently to their sons and daughters

      How parents talk about money differently to their sons and daughters

      Girls are taught to save their money, while boys are taught how to build their wealth.

      Our parents are often our first teacher and most lasting example of how to manage money.  A new study, however, suggests that parents are talking to boys and girls about personal finance in different ways, and it might be responsible for shaping habits and expectations that can last a lifetime.

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    3. Exclusive: “Patagonia is in business to save our home planet.”

      Exclusive: “Patagonia is in business to save our home planet.”

      In an exclusive interview, founder Yvon Chouinard talks about how the new mission will reshape how the company does business.

      For the past 45 years, Patagonia has been a business at the cutting edge of environmental activism, sustainable supply chains, and advocacy for public lands and the outdoors. Its mission has long been “Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.”

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    4. 5 Common Worst Practices Bosses Need To Abandon Now

      5 Common Worst Practices Bosses Need To Abandon Now

      Micromanagement, using fear as a motivator, leaning too heavily on top performers, and other ways you might be screwing yourself over without knowing it.

      Having a best practices lists can boost productivity when employees don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Tried and true methods can save time, money, and frustration, but sticking too closely to them without reevaluation can be dangerous.

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    5. Secrets of people who stay happy in the worst circumstances

      Secrets of people who stay happy in the worst circumstances

      In the face of setbacks, some people seem to fall apart, while others find ways to move forward and continue to get things done. Are there things you can do to be resilient?

      Bad things happen both personally and professionally. Relationships end. Significant others get sick or die. Promotions are given to someone else. Clients leave. Companies go through rounds of layoffs.

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    6. Bill Gates is investing in European companies that solve the less obvious parts of climate change

      Bill Gates is investing in European companies that solve the less obvious parts of climate change

      His Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund is teaming up with the European council to invest in companies focused on agriculture, manufacturing, and transportation.

      Bill Gates has coined a new way to think about climate change, and is leading a team of investors to help solve it. The concept is called “the 75% problem”–a nod to the idea many people think investing in clean energy alternatives like solar panels and wind turbines will curb greenhouse gas emissions.

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    7. This personal server lets you keep your emails entirely in your control

      This personal server lets you keep your emails entirely in your control

      If an email service is free, then your data is what’s being sold. The new Helm server makes sure only you have access to your emails.

      A few years ago, two software engineers took a look at the state of privacy online. Edward Snowden had recently revealed that the NSA was reading the emails of American citizens. A small group of companies controlled the majority of the internet, as they do now, by offering free services as they gathered data about the people using them.

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    8. How a group of firefighters in California helped save net neutrality

      How a group of firefighters in California helped save net neutrality

      By shutting down their broadband in the middle of an emergency, Verizon may have unwittingly proved that California needs to regulate Big ISPs.

      In late July, firefighters in Santa Clara County, California were stretched to the breaking point as they took on raging wildfires in the Mendocino hills, which were spreading fast, nearly 30,000 acres within hours at one point. It was the largest fire on record in state history.

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    9. How impact investors can better serve communities: ask them what they need

      How impact investors can better serve communities: ask them what they need

      Impact Experience brings investors, foundations, and thought leaders to marginalized communities to find out what the communities think would help.

      Amid the decline of the coal economy in West Virginia, the city of Williamson has not fared well. Nestled in the heart of coal country in Mingo County, Williamson has lost more than 2,000 jobs–25% of its workforce–in the last four years. The city also struggles with some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes, and opioid addiction in the U.S.

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    10. Impact investing is booming–but not nearly enough to make radical change

      Impact investing is booming–but not nearly enough to make radical change

      The impact investing market has grown to nearly $228 billion.

      Between mid-2017 and mid-2018, the value of the impact investing market roughly doubled to $228 billion in assets under management, according to a survey from the Global Impact Investing Network, a nonprofit that works to increase the scale and effectiveness of financial bets with social and environmental returns. But that’s still a drop in the bucket of what’s needed to make real-world change.

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    11. The rich want to use money to solve problems, except the problems that made them rich

      The rich want to use money to solve problems, except the problems that made them rich

      A new book, “Winners Take All,” argues that philanthro-capitalism fails to address one thing: The system that created the situations that philanthropists are trying to fix.

      When journalist Anand Giridharadas became a Henry Crown fellow at the Aspen Institute several years ago, he was initially excited to rub elbows with about 20 of the world’s emerging philanthropy-minded capitalists.

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    12. Fighting climate change could boost the global economy by $26 trillion

      Fighting climate change could boost the global economy by $26 trillion

      Concerted efforts to stop climate change by 2030 would also create 65 million new jobs and–this part is important–stop 700,000 premature deaths.

      Over the next 10 to 15 years, the world will invest $90 trillion in new infrastructure–more than the total current stock that exists today. If those investments are in line with what’s needed to address climate change, a new report says, it could be part of a shift that delivers $26 trillion in economic benefits between now and 2030.

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    13. These are the reasons you can never make a decision

      These are the reasons you can never make a decision

      Here’s how to avoid and overcome these six decision-making obstacles.

      Deciding on key investments in your company over the next year may seem like a wildly different thought process than deciding where to take your family on vacation. However, a recent study published in the journal Science indicates that your decision-making approach for each may be similar and based on your willingness to take responsibility for others.

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    14. 9 focus-forming habits to lengthen your attention span

      9 focus-forming habits to lengthen your attention span

      These are small and totally doable actions that, with a little practice, can help you focus and get more done.

      From the infinite scroll of Facebook and Instagram to the temptation of a perfectly sunny day, there are a lot of distractions that prevent you from zeroing in on your work. But as career expert and cofounder of Early Stage Careers, Jill Tipograph, explains, internal interferences are tough to avoid, too.

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    15. Unsure how your career impacts your kids? Here’s some perspective

      Unsure how your career impacts your kids? Here’s some perspective

      Pursuing your passion might not always be a selfish move that exposes your family to needless risk. Sometimes it’s the best parenting decision you can make.

      Nearly every parent who’s working to support a family feels constrained by their career choices: Providing financial security for your children usually takes precedence over fulfilling your own dreams and aspirations. If you’re especially fortunate, you don’t have to choose or compromise.

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