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How Mastercard’s CEO is working toward financial inclusion during the pandemic

Murray introduces Banga as one of the best examples he’s seen of the new brand of CEO that sincerely wants to focus their companies’ abilities on addressing society’s deepest problems.

How Mastercard’s CEO is working toward financial inclusion during the pandemic

Murray introduces Banga as one of the best examples he’s seen of the new brand of CEO that sincerely wants to focus their companies’ abilities on addressing society’s deepest problems.

High-frequency traders are winning big thanks to coronavirus disruption

The pandemic has taken a major toll on financial companies, from insurers to banks and asset managers.
Fed Releases Details of BlackRock Deal for Virus Response

Fed Releases Details of BlackRock Deal for Virus Response

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, will earn relatively modest fees for helping the Federal Reserve run a bond-buying program to steady markets unsettled by the pandemic.

How BlackRock Ended Up on Both Sides of the Bailout, Feat. Meltem Demirors

As BlackRock gets appointed to oversee bailouts to companies including BlackRock, how do we make an insane moment lead to good?
A robo-adviser can simplify investing for novices and know-it-alls

A robo-adviser can simplify investing for novices and know-it-alls

Robo-advisers are a one-touch option for investing. But what's happening under the hood and what are the risks?
Investment Giant BlackRock Eyes Investing in Mexico’s ‘Mayan Train’ on Yucatan Peninsula

Investment Giant BlackRock Eyes Investing in Mexico’s ‘Mayan Train’ on Yucatan Peninsula

BlackRock is seeing the value of Mexican tourism. The long-anticipated Mayan train project could get a huge boost if the Wall Street giant moves ahead with an investment. -Tom Lowry
Ask a Rich Person: Do You Feel Bad That Your Money Buys You Political Power?

Ask a Rich Person: Do You Feel Bad That Your Money Buys You Political Power?

"A lot of congresspeople call me and request meetings. I don't need to call their office and tell the staffers what I want."

They negotiated the Paris Agreement—now they’re focused on businesses stepping up

The authors of “The Future We Choose” on what comes next for businesses tackling climate change.

BlackRock is donating $589 million to bolster financial inclusion

Asset management titan BlackRock is committing a $589 million to its philanthropic arm, donating a windfall from a mortgage-financing investment.
The Rich Ignore Climate Change. Spencer Glendon Wants to Scare Them Into Action

The Rich Ignore Climate Change. Spencer Glendon Wants to Scare Them Into Action

The former investment fund employee has become a kind of doomsday prophet for the 1 percent.
Microsoft has given us a glimpse of a carbon-negative future

Microsoft has given us a glimpse of a carbon-negative future

Will we now see government policy take shape, reinforced by markets—or will it be the other way around?
Should the New York Stock Exchange try to slow climate change?

Should the New York Stock Exchange try to slow climate change?

Financial titans like BlackRock and New York Stock Exchange are under pressure to block fossil fuel companies from getting funding.

World leaders finally accept the economic risk of climate change, but business chiefs are a holdout

For the first time, the World Economic Forum's annual risk report flagged climate-change related disasters as the top five most likely risks the world is facing.
SiteMinder Gets Funding Boost as Financial Titan BlackRock Bets on Hotel Tech

SiteMinder Gets Funding Boost as Financial Titan BlackRock Bets on Hotel Tech

To call a company the best-capitalized hotel tech startup might seem like pointing out the tallest leprechaun. But while SiteMinder serves only about 36,000 hotels out of a million worldwide, new

SiteMinder raises $70M at $750M valuation after cresting $70M ARR in 2019

Today SiteMinder, an Australian software company focused on the hotel industry, announced a $70 million (USD) round that values the company at $750 million. That’s about $1.08 billion in Australian

BlackRock arrives fashionably late to sustainable portfolios

In his annual letter, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink tells executives that sustainability will become a big factor for investors.

Artists Call on MoMA to Cut Board Members Who ‘Profit From ‘Suffering’

The artists exhibiting in one of MoMA PS1's current exhibitions have signed an open letter requesting the removal of certain board members.

BlackRock CEO’s letter on climate change signals where finance is headed

It's aiming to reshape investments to reflect sustainability concerns.
Major investment firm to prioritize sustainability, back off coal

Major investment firm to prioritize sustainability, back off coal

Managing roughly $7 trillion in assets gives BlackRock's decisions a major impact.