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What does a low-carbon transition look like?
After yet another year of record temperatures and extreme weather events, there’s more and more discussion about how we can fight climate change and get to a net zero future – an economy that emits no more carbon dioxide than it removes from the atmosphere by 2050. But what does this transition look like in practice? Chris Ailman, Chief Investment Officer of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, and Salim Ramji, Global Head of iShares and Index Investments for BlackRock, share their perspective.
Moderna and CRISPR Therapeutics on fighting Covid-19
The Covid-19 pandemic has put genomics and immunology front and center. CEO of Moderna Stéphane Bancel and CEO of CRISPR Therapeutics Dr. Samarth Kulkarni share their perspectives as companies on the frontlines. First, Stéphane shares how Moderna innovated to produce a Covid-19 vaccine in record time and the potential of mRNA technology. Then, Samarth discusses how the medical breakthroughs of CRISPR technology will impact other medical crises like cancer and sickle cell disease in years to come.
Turning climate risk into opportunity
Climate change is reshaping the global economy. And we believe it’s not just an investment risk – it’s an investment opportunity. Vivek Paul, Senior Investment Strategist for the BlackRock Investment Institute, shares his outlook for sustainability this year and explains why the sustainability wave is just getting started.
What to expect from the economic restart
We expect a restart of the global economy and more action by policymakers to cushion the virus shock – but the impact on the markets will likely look very different. Jean Boivin, Head of the BlackRock Investment Institute, explores what’s next for Covid-19 and policy. He discusses how a resurgence in Covid-19 cases will affect the restart of the global economy, what action we expect from policymakers this year and how everything hinges on the low-rate environment.
Geopolitics: when Covid-19 meets a new administration
The Covid-19 crisis continues to profoundly shape our geopolitical environment. It has heightened U.S.-China tensions, accelerated inequality and caused companies to revamp their supply chains. With a new administration in the White House, what changes can we expect to the geopolitical landscape this year? Tom Donilon, Chairman of the BlackRock Investment Institute and former U.S. National Security Advisor, shares his outlook for the year ahead.
A stock picker’s guide to 2021
After a dramatic year of volatility, the U.S. stock market ended 2020 at record highs – and this year already has had a strong start. Can the momentum continue? Tony DeSpirito, Chief Investment Officer for U.S. Fundamental Equities, shares why he believes it can.