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Stakeholder Capitalism Is Back–Is Your Next Earnings Call Ready?

by Benjamin Thiele-Long| August 31, 2021

It has been two years since the Business Roundtable announced a new purpose. The statement that “the interests of stakeholders are relevant as a derivative of the duty to stockholders” was recently replaced by leading concepts of “value for customers,” “dealing fairly and ethically with suppliers,” and “supporting the communities in which we work.”   The Business Roundtable’s updated purpose is […]

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Addressing COVID Burnout in Financial and Professional Services

by Becca Cooper| April 29, 2021

As the world passed the milestone of one year in the pandemic, the business community has faced a new employee engagement challenge: pandemic burnout. In the last few months, the financial and professional services industries have reckoned with employee stories of overwork, exhaustion and even abuse. In response, companies are offering incentives like bonuses, trips, […]

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How Financial Services Can Better Invest in Women

by Becca Cooper| March 29, 2021

When Equal Pay Day in the U.S. falls on the final week of Women’s History Month a year into an economic crisis that has affected women disproportionately more than men … well, there might just be a few things to talk about. Especially when it comes to the financial services sector, which historically has lagged […]

Managing Volatility: What’s Ahead for Financial Services

Managing Volatility: What’s Ahead for Financial Services

by Becca Cooper| January 29, 2021

We’re only a month into 2021, but already the year is taking shape for financial services. The stock market is on a retail-investor-fueled rollercoaster, with Redditors taking on short-sellers, creating unprecedented volatility. The pandemic and subsequent lockdown spurred a digital reckoning, forcing brands from large banks to small fintechs to quickly reevaluate how they interact […]