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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.
Building digital body language with Erica Dhawan
How do companies build corporate culture when most of the workforce is still working from home? Connecting through the screen has become more important than ever – especially as we start to return to the office. On the second episode of a four-part mini-series on sustainability, Erica Dhawan, Author and Keynote Speaker, discusses how employees and the companies they work for can build camaraderie and compassion in a virtual environment. Then, Eric Van Nostrand, BlackRock’s Head of Research for Sustainable Investments, shares how we can translate corporate culture into investment insights.
New technologies help fight climate change
The clock is ticking when it comes to climate change. And while innovations like solar power and wind have been around for some time, new technologies are emerging – around energy, agriculture, fashion and more – to help the transition to a lower-carbon economy.
On the first episode of a four-part mini-series on sustainability, Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer at Temasek, talks about innovation in the fight against climate change. He discusses emerging areas from electric and autonomous vehicles to spider silk; how we can ensure the energy transition is a just transition; and BlackRock and Temasek’s partnership towards a lower-carbon future.
What’s next for megatrends?
Cyberattacks increased 400% during the Covid-19 pandemic. More people have moved into New York city than out of it in the past year. And both India and China will reach a population of 1.5 billion in the next five years. We've learned a lot about megatrends over the course of our five-episode mini-series. On our last episode, Jeff Spiegel, U.S. Head of Megatrends and International ETFs, will wrap it up and share what's next for megatrends.
Autonomous vehicles: The future is now feat. Cruise
Sales of electric vehicles hit a record high in 2020. And right now, there are about 1,400 self-driving cars in the US with over 80 companies testing their potential. On the fourth episode of a five-part mini-series on megatrends, Will Araujo, Director of Autonomous Vehicle Development at Cruise, talks about the transformation of autonomous and electric vehicles over the past decade, how cities and technology have shifted as a result, and how long he believes it will be until we all have our hands off the wheel.
China: where megatrends come together
The middle class is growing around the world, and it’s particularly growing in China. If China continues to grow at the pace predicted, its economy could be bigger than the U.S. by the late 2020s. On the third episode of a five-part mini-series on megatrends, Molly Rosenman, China Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Country Head, shares the story behind China’s growth over the past few decades and both the risks and opportunities of investing in China.
Great podcast on 3 intersecting crises! It’s refreshing to hear a podcast long on facts and useful information and short on political skewing. Thanks.
In the sack with Biden and ESG
Too biased and climate focused.
This podcast is so refreshing to hear actual intelligence and not the hype trying to grab your attention. Just information and thoughts from those who are doing their business. Actually very helpful in so many levels.