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The big money leaves coal for dust

Fink had come to the view that climate risk and financial risk had “converged”. In a world where one of the basic financial building blocks was the 30-year mortgage decisions being made now, they had to be balanced against the risks that could be anticipated in the world of 2050. …

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How to stay connected with managers and co-workers as a remote worker

Apart from the practical benefits of remote working for both businesses and employees, ditching the daily commute can lead to other benefits like increased productivity, less stress and an overall general sense of improved wellness. Loading While remote work has many selling points, it’s also important to understand the potential …

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‘I believe in the science’: The businesses trying to lead Australia to a greener future

Leading the transition The movement includes the country’s biggest coal power generator, AGL, which has outlined its vision for life without its main fuel source, and corporate giants such as telecoms carrier Telstra, airline Qantas and software star Atlassian. AGL chief executive Brett Redman says the energy company is one …

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Populist revolt against their failed policies making economists rethink

According to a survey of its members conducted last year by the American Economic Association, nearly half of female economists felt discriminated against or treated unfairly on account of their gender. Nearly a third of non-white economists felt they’d been treated unfairly because of their ethnicity. Rodrik, an Egyptian American, …

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In media’s ‘Wild West’, news consumers struggle to find truth, trust and transparency

Research released on Friday, conducted by the UTS Centre for Media Transition on behalf of the Australian Communications and Media Authority, found 83 per cent of respondents were concerned that news on commercial television and radio broadcasters was influenced by large advertisers, and 88 per cent were concerned news is …

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Neobank Volt raises $70 million to target the ‘digitally comfortable’

Co-founder and chief executive Steve Weston said more than half of the funding will be used to support Volt’s regulatory capital requirements. “Until we had product in the market we could not justify an increase in share price and valuation,” he said. Research shows if people are comfortable using a …

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Student pilots consider class action against Melbourne flying school

The skills authority found Soar Aviation was not adequately supporting the needs of individual students, wasn’t meeting the requirements of the training package, and did not have appropriate assessment processes and practices. Soar Aviation strongly rejects the findings, saying they are “based on errors of fact”. The company will seek …

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‘Prisoners in our own town’: The fire-ravaged community where food is running low

Residents are unable to travel north along the Monaro Highway to NSW, and have been threatened with $250 fines if they attempt to drive south to Cann River, the closest place food and supplies can be bought. Ms Revell said the town had been “forgotten” by authorities, and was running …

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What a UBS banker’s Millennial vegan son reveals about the rise of China

Loading However, he says the changes he sees are largely thanks to the younger generations, people like his son, who are moving up in the business world and taking on leadership roles from which they can demand change that’s not just about the bottom line. “The biggest change in the …

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