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Impact Investing Needs Millennials

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by: Vilas Dhar and Julia Fetherston As impact investing tries to make the move from philanthropic thought experiment to powerful instrument for global change, a vital demographic and financial reality is emerging — it’s going to be millennial investors (particularly those inheriting or building significant private wealth) who make or…

Chips and Tablets Don’t Digest

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By Samuel Greengard One of the problems with automation is that it sometimes delivers short-term gains while undermining long-term results and loyalty. Most interactive voice response systems (IVRSs), for example, save companies boatloads of money but annoy consumers. Nobody wants to punch a mishmash of buttons, get caught in an…

Business Gets Robotic

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By Samuel Greengard Business and IT leaders must begin to grapple with the technical and IT aspects of robotics technology, along with the human implications and ramifications. Once a novelty, robots are everywhere these days. They’re being put to work in surgery, manufacturing, aerospace, engineering and construction, transportation and logistics,…