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Student Voices | Empowering Tomorrow – Fintech’s Role in Boosting Global Financial Inclusion

Student Voices | Empowering Tomorrow – Fintech’s Role in Boosting Global Financial Inclusion

Financial inclusion refers to the accessibility and availability of financial services to all individuals and businesses, regardless of their socioeconomic status, geographic location, or other demographic characteristics. Achieving financial inclusion has been identified as an enabler for seven of the …

Student Voices | Playing Catch-Up – Climate Risk Regulation in the US

Student Voices | Playing Catch-Up – Climate Risk Regulation in the US

As the impacts of climate change intensify, it is crucial to assess the preparedness of financial institutions. Globally, central banks and financial supervisors have taken proactive measures by conducting climate stress testing exercises to evaluate the financial system’s vulnerability to …

Key Takeaways from ClimateCAP MBA Summit

Key Takeaways from ClimateCAP MBA Summit

On February 9th and 10th, Leigh Anne Statuto, executive director of the Responsible Business Center, and Peter Lupoff, director of strategy, traveled to the University of Michigan for the annual ClimateCAP conference. This MBA Summit is a flagship event that …

Responsible Business Center Announces 2024 Fellowship Recipients

Responsible Business Center Announces 2024 Fellowship Recipients

Fellows Receive Funding and Opportunities to Further the Responsible Business Center’s Mission and Their Own Academic and Professional Pursuits In support of its objective to engage stakeholders with an interest in aligning business interests with responsible business practices, the Gabelli …

Resilient Food Systems: The Role the Business Community Plays in Fostering Regenerative Agriculture

Resilient Food Systems: The Role the Business Community Plays in Fostering Regenerative Agriculture

Farming practices, particularly intensive and damaging agricultural methods, have contributed to soil degradation and negative impacts on climate. Here’s what we, as business leaders, can do The Need for Resilient Food Systems The global food sector contributes nearly 30% of …

Industry Giants Toyota, Amazon, IKEA, and Honda are Among the Most Innovative Companies to be Recognized at the 6th Annual American Innovation Conference in New York City

Industry Giants Toyota, Amazon, IKEA, and Honda are Among the Most Innovative Companies to be Recognized at the 6th Annual American Innovation Conference in New York City

On November 14, 2023, at the 6th Annual American Innovation Conference, panelists from companies that were ranked most innovative by consumers in the 2023 American Innovation Index™, an annual report based upon research conducted by Fordham University’s Gabelli School of …

Responsible Business Center  | The Freedom to Invest

Responsible Business Center | The Freedom to Invest

Nearly half of U.S. states have considered policies that would restrict financial institutions’ ability to consider Environmental, Social, and Governance (‘ESG’) data in their investment decision-making. Twenty-two initiatives have passed versus 80 more that were soundly beaten. This mainstream investment …

Responsible Business Center | A Regenerative Economy: Capitalism 2.0

Responsible Business Center | A Regenerative Economy: Capitalism 2.0

The More Relevant Discussion I was asked recently if “regeneration could save capitalism?” The more I thought about it, the more relevant question might be: Should capitalism, as currently defined, be saved? A corollary might be, ‘does it matter?’ ‘Are …