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When it Comes to Divergent Generational Perspectives, Can Compromise Drive Profits?

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by Tami Kesselman, partner, LOHAS Advisors

Many families face an ongoing tension between the decision-maker “Patriarch” perspective and the younger “NextGen” perspective on how to approach investing and whether alpha should have primacy in investment decisions — with social, educational, justice, environmental, and other impact goals being served predominantly philanthropically — or if the two should always be approached as an integrated whole, regardless of asset class.

Freeport-McMoRan Included in 2021 World's Most Admired Companies List

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Freeport-McMoRan garnered a spot on the 2021 World's Most Admired Companies list, ranking sixth among its industry peers. 

The list was created by the magazine in partnership with global management consultant firm Korn Ferry. Rankings are based on rigorous vetting, including a poll of 3,800 corporate executives, directors and analysts. The review began with 1,670 global companies, and the list ultimately was narrowed to a ranked top 51 All-Stars plus an alphabetical list of the remaining 281. Industries also were ranked into categories by overall scores.  

Innovate ... Then What?

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Innovation is vital for a business to establish a competitive advantage. Putting it to work is another challenge in itself, however, and success often comes only after a protracted period of trial and error.

Take CLP’s digital solutions platform Smart Energy Connect  (SEC) as an example. Its ability to rebound from the setbacks it encountered in offering an indoor air quality solution provides a useful lesson in the value of persistence.

DevOps, Data, and More: How Booz Allen and Federal Agencies are Modernizing Health IT During COVID and Beyond

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Through modernization initiatives, federal health agencies are using the cloud, DevOps, artificial intelligence (AI), and more to serve their constituents. During COVID-19, these initiatives collecting critical data and delivering vital services were tested like never before. The changes in telehealth, contact tracing, and electronic health record systems were transformational, all while laying the foundation for the health care of tomorrow.

'NEXT Coalition' of Leading U.S. Engineering, Construction Firms Wins Construction Dive Magazine's Coveted Top Innovation Prize

‘Innovator of the Year’ award recognizes alliance’s push for enhanced construction safety during COVID-19 pandemic
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ – As the COVID-19 pandemic deepened, leading U.S. engineering and construction firms joined forces in May, leveraging their deep safety expertise and best practices in a campaign to ensure the well-being of crews and office teams facing the outbreak’s complex challenges.

Now for that push with pilot projects already in play, the NEXT Coalition is being honored, winning Construction Dive magazine’s coveted “Innovator of the Year” award.

Why Climate Finance? Why Now?

by John Howell of Climate & Capital Media and Climate Finance Weekly
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“Why climate finance,” you might ask? In 25 years of reporting on sustainable business, I have become fascinated by the pivotal relationship between capital and innovative solutions to climate-related issues.

Booz Allen Foundation Unites Innovators and Experts in the COVID-19 Fight

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Now months into the COVID-19 crisis, how have the world’s brightest innovators been working to prevent the spread of the disease, protect caregivers, improve care delivery, and educate our communities? And how will technology reshape how we prepare for the health crises of the future?

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E25: Shalu Umapathy, IDEO.org

Innovation & People-Centered Design for a More Just Tomorrow
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Shalu Umapathy, Managing Director of New Ventures at IDEO.org, joins Pro Bono Perspectives host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to share how her organization creates a more just and inclusive world through people-centered design. As the nonprofit arm of the  innovation and design firm by the same name, IDEO.org partners with organizations to pioneer new ways of working and builds tools that help millions of people learn and practice human-centered design.

Black & Veatch Names Christopher Murphy Chief Technology Officer

Technology expert has proven global track record of driving innovation through collaboration as infrastructure goes digital
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. November 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Reflecting the increasing convergence of diverse technology platforms and the design, engineering and construction of critical infrastructure systems, Christopher Murphy has joined Black & Veatch as Chief Technology Officer. Murphy, a former executive and expert at The Coca-Cola Company in harnessing disparate information technology (IT) environments to deliver optimal business value, will focus first on integrating hardware and software with Black & Veatch services to enhance client support.

Booz Allen's Susan Penfield On What's Next in Government Innovation

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In October, Booz Allen served as the Presenting Sponsor of the first-ever virtual Fast Company Innovation Festival, with firm leaders joining compelling panel discussions on innovation, cybersecurity, the space race, and the future of recreation. Join us as we recap these timely conversations in a dedicated series of posts.

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