The Trust Agenda: CEOs are increasingly seeking “good growth,” aligned with business ethics and sustainability

Published: May 5, 2014 / Summer 2014 / Issue 75

The Trust Agenda

CEOs are increasingly seeking “good growth,” aligned with business ethics and sustainability.

by Dennis Nally

As the global economic recovery gathers momentum, optimism among CEOs is increasing. The postrecession period challenged many companies, and their chief executives focused their attention on survival. But they are now switching into growth mode. This drive for growth is shaped by fundamental external forces that are transforming business and society. Read more of this post

From black to green: U.S. billionaire Tom Steyer’s ‘Road to Damascus’

From black to green: U.S. billionaire’s ‘Road to Damascus’

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By Richard Valdmanis, Fergus Jensen andSonali Paul

BOSTON/JAKARTA/MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Billionaire Tom Steyer has rapidly become one of America’s most visible environmental advocates, vowing to punish lawmakers who don’t oppose climate change and pledging to spend up to $100 million to put the issue center stage in the November 4 elections. Read more of this post

Pressure builds on Thai Senate as crisis drags on

Pressure builds on Thai Senate as crisis drags on

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By Robert Birsel

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s Senate was meeting on Tuesday to try to find a solution to protracted political turmoil, with both sides putting pressure on the only legislative assembly still functioning in the polarized country. Read more of this post

Fighting fakes: ahead of IPO, Alibaba takes a tougher line

Fighting fakes: ahead of IPO, Alibaba takes a tougher line

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By Paul Carsten and Deepa Seetharaman

BEIJING/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alibaba is taking a tougher line against counterfeit items sold on its online marketplaces as the Chinese e-commerce giant heads towards a U.S. stock listing that could be the world’s biggest technology company IPO. Read more of this post

It’s Activists, Not Buffett, Who Can Change Corporate America?

It’s Activists, Not Buffett, Who Can Change Corporate America

By ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI

MAY 12, 2014, 9:30 AM 16 Comments

Anthony Scaramucci is founder and co-managing partner of SkyBridge Capital, a global asset management firm with about $10.5 billion in assets under management and advisement as of March 31. Read more of this post

E-commerce edge helps British retailers expand abroad

E-commerce edge helps British retailers expand abroad

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By Emma Thomasson and James Davey

BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) – Marks & Spencer Plc is making a new push to expand abroad, hoping e-commerce will give Britain’s biggest clothing retailer a better chance to succeed than earlier attempts to enter new markets. Read more of this post

BlackBerry aims to reverse emerging market slump with budget handset

BlackBerry aims to reverse emerging market slump with budget handset

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By Randy Fabi and Euan Rocha

JAKARTA/TORONTO (Reuters) – BlackBerry Ltd launched a low-cost touchscreen device in Jakarta, the Z3, as the embattled smartphone maker looks to revive sales in emerging markets like Indonesia where its once-fervent following has shriveled. Read more of this post

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