Sustainability

Financial instruments help companies make progress towards ESG goals, according to execs from BNP Paribas and JPMorgan Asset Management

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Sustainable financing has grown significantly in recent years as corporations, governments, and institutions invest in ESG initiatives. Even companies that are still reliant on fossil fuels can leverage financial instruments to help them fund progress toward sustainability.
At the same time, with so much at stake, companies are expected to demonstrate a genuine commitment to outcomes, and new and potential regulations are adding to the pressure for transparency.
The various financial instruments funding sustainability initiatives were discussed by panelists on...
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The man arrested after repeatedly misusing Tesla's Autopilot is a notorious Instagram wealth troll

The man arrested after repeatedly misusing Tesla's Autopilot is a notorious Instagram wealth troll

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement The 25-year-old man arrested for riding in the back seat of a Tesla Model 3 while it semi-autonomously drove on the highway is a notorious Instagram wealth troll.
Param Sharma regularly posts selfies with stacks of $100 bills and photos from the cockpit of half-million-dollar Lamborghinis. His account is like a young, ultra-wealthy elite Reddit "starter pack."
"I have unlimited money to blow on Teslas," he told San Francisco Fox affiliate WTUV after the incident. "If you take away my Tesla, I will get another Tesla. That's how it works."
Param Sharma, who goes by...
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I've worked in the financial services industry for 25 years, and I have 4 investing tips for any woman who wants to build more wealth

I've worked in the financial services industry for 25 years, and I have 4 investing tips for any woman who wants to build more wealth

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement The financial services industry has changed over the past 25 years. There are more ways for a person to learn about financial planning and investing topics through various articles and education from around the internet. Yet, data shows that a majority of American women, over 50%, still do not take an active role in their financial future and rather leave those decisions to their spouse.
Another area that hasn't changed much over the years is that, in the US, of the roughly 300,000 financial advisors today, only 18% are women. Even more bleak: Just 2.9% of all...
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Airbnb Reportedly Pays Tourist $7m After Rape - BBC

Airbnb Reportedly Pays Tourist $7m After Rape - BBC

Airbnb paid a tourist $7m after she was allegedly raped at knifepoint at a rental property in New York City, according to media reports. Read more ...

MacKenzie Scott has given away over $8 billion since divorcing Jeff Bezos...

MacKenzie Scott has given away over $8 billion since divorcing Jeff Bezos, but her wealth keeps rising thanks to Amazon's soaring stock price

Summary List Placement MacKenzie Scott has given away over $8 billion in the last year, but it hasn't made much of a dent in her net worth - in fact, her fortune keeps... Read more ...

Tucker Carlson baselessly claims 'FBI operatives were organizing the attack...

Tucker Carlson baselessly claims 'FBI operatives were organizing the attack on the Capitol,' his latest whitewashing of Jan. 6

Summary List Placement In his most severe rewriting of history on the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol, Fox News opinion host Tucker Carlson baselessly claimed the riot... Read more ...

US home construction up a moderate 3.6% in May

US home construction up a moderate 3.6% in May

WASHINGTON - U.S. home construction rose 3.6% in May as builders battled a surge in lumber prices that have made homes more expensive Read more ...

Meme-stock momentum has withered after retail traders drove a 3-week rally...

Meme-stock momentum has withered after retail traders drove a 3-week rally in AMC, BlackBerry, and other Reddit favorites

Summary List Placement Meme-stock momentum is fading after a three-week rally that mirrored the GameStop frenzy earlier this year. The latest meme-stock bubble has lasted for... Read more ...

Cathie Wood's Ark ETFs bought the dip in DraftKings after a short-seller...

Cathie Wood's Ark ETFs bought the dip in DraftKings after a short-seller report sent shares tanking

Summary List Placement Two of Cathie Wood's actively managed Ark ETFs bought the dip in DraftKings on Tuesday, acquiring a combined 870,299 shares after a short-seller report... Read more ...

China's COVID-19 vaccines are being called into question after infections...

China's COVID-19 vaccines are being called into question after infections surged in countries using Chinese shots

Summary List Placement By March, the Seychelles was one of the world's most vaccinated countries. With over half of its population fully inoculated from COVID-19, the island... Read more ...

France eases mask rules; will end nightly virus curfew

France eases mask rules; will end nightly virus curfew

PARIS - France on Wednesday eased several COVID-19 restrictions, with authorities saying it's no longer always mandatory to wear masks outdoors and halting an 8-month nightly... Read more ...

Royal Caribbean postpones cruise after 8 crew members on board test positive...

Royal Caribbean postpones cruise after 8 crew members on board test positive for COVID-19

Summary List Placement Royal Caribbean International is delaying its first passenger cruise on the Odyssey of the Seas cruise ship after eight members of the crew tested... Read more ...

The $171 billion of US IPOs in 2021 is already a full-year record

The $171 billion of US IPOs in 2021 is already a full-year record

Summary List Placement Initial public offerings in the US this year have already broken 2020's record with six months to go. In the first half of this year alone, IPOs have... Read more ...