February 2, 2023
NPR’s Planet Money: Nick Fountain, James Sneed, Jess Jiang
“He wasn’t the first. He wouldn’t be the biggest. But after you hear his story, you’ll get it.” Why did this particular con man go on to live “forever in infamy”? (transcript available; for another catchy story of ill-conceived crime, see A Strange Tale of Fruitcakes and the Collin Street Bakery)
Harvard Business Review: Sharon Block
What are employers missing about recent union organizing? Such collective activity signals that “many workers are trying to communicate to their employers that they want to improve their workplaces — not abandon them.” (also see Managers Are Already Trying to Bust eBay’s First Union, Organizers Say)
The New York Times: Erin Griffith
How are recent labor market pressures encouraging some workers to reshape their futures? (also see Young Americans Demand Businesses Have Solid Moral Compass)
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz: Andrew R. Brownstein, Adam O. Emmerich, David M. Silk, Mark F. Veblen, Kevin S. Schwartz, Sabastian V. Niles, Carmen X. W. Lu, Anna M. D’Ginto
“Perhaps the biggest surprise of 2023 may be how the anti-ESG movement’s efforts to unwind the consideration of ESG factors by companies and investors ultimately end up providing much needed clarity”: What other predictions are in store for the coming year? (also see Update on ESG, Stakeholder Governance, and Corporate Purpose)
“These findings call into question the willingness of Western firms to decouple from economies their governments now deem to be geopolitical rivals”: Is it time to hold companies accountable for “warwashing”?
Anthropocene: Emma Bryce
“Can the benefits of reusable containers be balanced with the costs of their production and use?”
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