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Leveraging Disruption to Save the Planet

Alums of our Multicultural Innovation Lab, an in-house accelerator for diverse-led tech startups, are finding innovative ways to curb carbon and promote sustainability.
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By now, the alarms over climate change seem to be sounding nearly every week. The most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a body of experts convened by the United Nations, warns that unless nations reduce carbon emissions by roughly 43% by 2030, slowing global warming to the point that averts catastrophe may be an unattainable goal.1

Coming Together for Children's Mental Health

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The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the growing mental health crisis among children and teens. Our Alliance for Children’s Mental Health assembled a panel of parents, healthcare experts, educators and students to discuss their concerns and possible solutions.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the growing mental health crisis among children and teens. Our Alliance for Children’s Mental Health assembled a panel of parents, healthcare experts, educators and students to discuss their concerns and possible solutions.

From the Ground Up: A Soil Solution

Morgan Stanley's At Scale Podcast Hosted by Audrey Choi
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Soil plays a critical role when it comes to ecosystem services: storing carbon, growing our food supply, managing the flow of water, and supporting life, but we’ve neglected and degraded it through intensive farming, deforestation, and pollution.

Amplifying Asian American Voices

Morgan Stanley Access and Opportunities Podcast hosted by Carla Harris
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On this episode, Charlene Kaye shares her path to embracing her Asian-ness as a musician with few role models who looked like her and how she now strives to be the example for aspiring AAPI musicians. Then, Carla sits down with Bing Chen, founder of Gold House, to discuss his work putting community and capital behind AAPI representation.

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On this episode, Charlene Kaye shares her path to embracing her Asian-ness as a musician with few role models who looked like her and how she now strives to be the example for aspiring AAPI musicians. Then, Carla sits down with Bing Chen, founder of Gold House, to discuss his work putting community and capital behind AAPI representation.

Four Ways Investors Can Act on Climate Change

Climate change presents risks, but there are ways for investors to take part in positive change.
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By Lily Trager
Wealth Management, Head of Investing with Impact

Should ESG Investors Own Cryptocurrency?

The growing popularity of cryptocurrency has created a new wrinkle for investors—how to balance its potential upside against its inherent environmental and social impacts. A look at both sides of the issue.
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Despite the recent exponential growth in the cryptocurrency industry, this emerging asset class leaves many open questions for investors who integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into their portfolios.

While crypto can offer some societal benefits—such as financial inclusion and the ability to “be your own bank”—there are also potential downsides, including its carbon footprint, prevalence of theft through hacks and lack of centralized governance.

How to Tackle Climate Change in Your Portfolio

With threats from climate change mounting, learn how you can align your investment portfolio with your vision for a more sustainable world while pursuing your financial goals.
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By Lily Trager
Wealth Management, Head of Investing with Impact

In the U.S., polarization over the future of energy policy and recent government actions taken to diversify energy sources as a means to limit environmental impact and meet demand seems only to have grown.

How to Build a Green Portfolio

You can seek to generate positive financial returns while benefiting the environment. Here are some different ways to approach that transition.
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BY Lily Trager
Wealth Management, Head of Investing with Impact

Just as reducing your own carbon footprint may not be as easy or straightforward as you would like, building a green portfolio can take time and patience. There are a range of approaches you can take to generate potential positive financial returns while benefiting the environment.

12 Women Founders Who Have Raised More Than $1M

These alums of our in-house startup accelerator have all marked a major milestone as women entrepreneurs. Here, they reflect on their success and share advice for other women founders.
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According to recently published research, startups with all-female founding teams raised just 2.2 percent of all venture capital in the first eight months of 2021, a lower share than any of the previous five calendar years, while teams with male and female founders raised 11.7 percent of the total.1

Morgan Stanley's Plastic Waste Researcher on the State of the Crisis

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Dr. Jenna Jambeck, an award-winning environmental engineer and now Morgan Stanley’s Plastic Waste Resolution Senior Researcher, speaks about her work on the plastic waste crisis and the path to possible solutions.

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Dr. Jenna Jambeck, an award-winning environmental engineer and now Morgan Stanley’s Plastic Waste Resolution Senior Researcher, speaks about her work on the plastic waste crisis and the path to possible solutions.

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