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Larry Fink on the power of capitalism
For more than a decade, BlackRock’s Chairman and CEO, Larry Fink, has written letters to CEOs of public companies around the world on behalf of our clients. In this episode, Larry talks about this year’s letter and how the pandemic has turbocharged an evolution in the operating environment for virtually every company, how capitalism is changing, and what it all means for CEOs.
The evolution of smart cities
As of 2020, more than 56% of the world's population lives in urban areas and that number is expected to soar. In part two of our tech mini-series, Brooks Rainwater, Director of National League of Cities Center for City Solutions and Jane DiGiacomo, Managing Director with BlackRock's Global Real Assets business explore how technology is improving the quality of life for a city’s most important asset - its people.
What does the future of 5G look like?
5G infrastructure is on the rise, boosting connection speeds and slashing lag times. In part one of our tech mini-series, Jeff McElfresh, CEO of AT&T Communications, discusses the benefits of 5G, how edge computing will drive innovation and why fiber may be the key to bringing new tech to the masses.
COP26: Why this climate summit was different
The much-anticipated climate summit in Glasgow is now over. Did two weeks of debates and negotiations among governments end in an agreement on how the world will address the most pressing climate issues?
Paul Bodnar, BlackRock's Global Head of Sustainable Investing, is back from Glasgow and joins the Bid to break down the big takeaways from COP26, how this summit was different than the first 25 meetings and the necessary work ahead to decarbonize the complexities of the global economy.
What’s next for sustainability?
What do we do with the power plants, internal combustion engines and fossil fuels that power so much of our economy today? How do we retire the carbon economy and create green jobs for affected workers? How do we build a greener economy?
On the last episode of a four-part mini-series on sustainability, Paul Bodnar, BlackRock’s new Global Head of Sustainable Investing, shares our outlook on sustainability. He discusses how we get to a net zero carbon economy and the dramatic changes that we’ll need to get there, how a company’s focus on social issues like diversity and inclusion can impact performance, and the big questions at the center of the sustainability conversation.
Carla Harris on diversity and vulnerability at work
There are just 5 Black CEOs in the Fortune 500.1 And women of color hold less than 5% of board seats.2 How can companies increase representation and create leaders at all levels of an organization? On the third episode of a four-part mini-series on sustainability, Carla Harris discusses why diversity, equity and inclusion matters more than ever for companies and their workforces. Carla is a Vice Chairman of Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley, an author, a podcast host and a gospel recording artist. Carla talks about how to find your calling, how Millennials and Gen Z are changing the workforce, and the untapped opportunity in investing in and hiring diverse talent across gender and communities of color.