Insider spoke with 8 of the most powerful Black women in money management about microaggressions, mentors, and career triumphs
The executives told us about what it's like to work in a predominantly white and male industry — and how they found their voice on Wall Street.
A tiny ESG hedge fund took on Exxon — and won. Now Engine No. 1 has a new play for transforming activist investing.
Engine No. 1 recently won a proxy battle with Exxon. Now it's launching and ETF and hoping to get big asset managers like BlackRock aligned again.
PwC announces a $12 billion plan to recruit 100,000 people and train 25,000 Black and Latinx students over 5 years
PwC's "The New Equation" plan includes a commitment to training 25,000 Black and Latinx students, and hiring 10,000 of them.
Amazon 'wellness' guide tells workers to buy shoes at the end of their shift to better fit their swollen feet
An Amazon worker leaked the guide to Vice after he said Amazon told him to keep working despite being seriously injured by a broken conveyor belt.
JPMorgan power player Peter Scher was just handpicked by Jamie Dimon to lead the firm's new healthcare initiative after a decade of leading philanthropic investments
"Peter knows how to get things done, and I know he'll bring the same energy, discipline, and rigor to tackling healthcare," Dimon told Insider.
One year after George Floyd's death, corporate America is still scrambling to hire chief diversity officers
George Floyd's murder elevated diversity and inclusion issues in boardrooms across America. But, CDOs are often met with unrealistic expectations and a lack of resources.
Meet the 7 bankers from minority-owned investment banks that are proving they can lead bond deals like Wall Street's biggest lenders
Minority-owned banks have grown through adversity but earn a sliver of the investment-banking pie. Here's seven execs advocating for greater equity.
Prudential just joined an initiative to analyze employee compensation and benefits. Here's why the insurance giant believes it's 'an opportunity to do better.'
A Prudential executive explains why the firm is taking a page from PayPal's employee-first mentality.
JPMorgan just released new carbon-reduction targets for clients in the auto, power, and oil & gas sectors
The targets for clients include a 41% carbon-intensity reduction for auto manufacturing; 69% for electric power; and 35% reduction for oil & gas by 2030.
The founder of the World Economic Forum explains why 'a new mindset' is giving him hope for climate action, and shares which companies are getting it right
Klaus Schwab credits a good portion of his philosophy on climate change to Bill Gates, who he said is a leader in the green movement.
4 minority-owned banks reveal how they're overcoming Wall Street's 'woeful' lack of diversity to play a bigger role in investment banking right now
Minority-led banks are coming into light, and corporate America is listening as social-justice issues foster diversity and inclusion initiatives.
KPMG's US CEO shares how the 'Big 4' firm is thinking about the future of work, returning to the office, and burnout
Paul Knopp told Insider that companies are making long-term investments in sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion programs.
JPMorgan just announced a $2.5 trillion climate and sustainable development push. The bank's global head of sustainability walked us through how it will work.
JPMorgan also recently launched a green economy team in its commercial bank to cover areas like renewables, efficiency tech, and sustainable finance.
Deutsche Bank teamed up with 6 firms led by women, people of color, and veterans on a $750 million bond sale as Wall Street looks to elevate minority shops
Deutsche Bank's new bond looks beyond Wall Street's usual suspects. The deal promotes equity and gives smaller firms a bite of $1.1 million in fees.
Wall Street investors like BlackRock are pressuring employers to release D&I and climate impact data. Here's what HR leaders need to know to prepare.
Regulators, investors, and the general public are pushing for even stronger reporting on corporate social responsibility.
New Deloitte research shows how the pandemic impacted corporate leaders' ability to fight climate change
Most executives are worried about climate change, but some 65% said the pandemic has forced them to scale back their sustainability efforts.
BlackRock's diversity head, driving change at a delicate moment, details the biggest challenge to building a more inclusive asset manager
Michelle Gadsden-Williams is in charge of making BlackRock a more inclusive asset manager. She detailed her plans in an interview with Insider.
PayPal took big steps to increase wages and cut healthcare costs for employees. Now the payments giant is working with Just Capital to formalize a plan for other companies to follow.
PayPal and Just Capital are working with other CEOs to measure the financial health of their own employees.
BlackRock just held a town hall to roll out its diversity and inclusion strategy after recent complaints. Here are all the details.
BlackRock plans to tie executive bonuses to diversity initiatives and launch more products focused on under-served communities.
Costco is raising its minimum wage to $16 per hour, the CEO announced in a congressional hearing on Thursday.
JPMorgan reveals the latest part of its $30 billion commitment to support Black and brown communities
Brian Lamb, JPMorgan's head of diversity and inclusion, spoke about the firm's vision for racial equity and where the money is going.
Former Secretary of State and diplomat Henry Kissinger is known for books "World Order" and "On China."
The billionaire hedge fund manager shared his thoughts about where the global economy is headed ... and his predictions aren't rosy.
A Stanford economist says the US needs a 'New New Deal.' Here's his plan for getting people back to work and spending on businesses.
President Biden just created the Civilian Climate Corps, a policy copying FDR's New Deal's Civilian Conservation Corps.
I just spoke with hedge-fund billionaire Ray Dalio about the future of global capitalism. I'm worried.
"I've watched how civil wars and revolutions take place," the Bridgewater founder says. "There need to be changes, really structural changes."
World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab said now is the time for companies to "walk the talk" when it comes to stakeholder capitalism.
World Economic Forum chief Klaus Schwab: What Biden means for capitalism, how the pandemic has changed the CEO job, and what the workforce of the future will look like
In a video interview, Schwab spoke about his new book, "Stakeholder Capitalism: A Global Economy that Works for Progress, People and Planet."
Amazon's Housing Equity Fund will provide below-market loans and grants to housing partners, public agencies, and minority-led organizations, it said.
It's unclear what prompted Microsoft to tie bonuses to integrity, but it generally tries to establish itself as a leader in tech-industry ethics.
After hearing that some employees were lining up at food banks, CEO Dan Schulman decided to investigate. His actions radically changed the company.
Elon Musk said a college degree isn't required for a job at Tesla — and Apple, Google, and Netflix don't require employees to have 4-year degrees either
Students assume getting a 4-year degree is the only way into top companies like Tesla, Apple, and Netflix. But that isn't always true.
Joe Biden's administration has discussed recurring checks for Americans with Andrew Yang's 'Humanity Forward' nonprofit
Greg Nasif, the press secretary for Andrew Yang's Humanity Forward nonprofit, told Insider the Biden administration is a "group open to new ideas."
The vaccine breakthroughs at Pfizer and Moderna are the latest examples of how immigrants have been driving billions in American innovation for decades
The cofounder of Moderna — who came to the US on a visa — says the "immigrant mindset" is a powerful force in the science and tech community.
How Ben & Jerry's embrace of social issues set it apart from the competition, boosted its marketing, and helped it build a positive workplace culture
The ice cream giant's CEO tells us how social purpose can boost employee and customer engagement — as long as it's authentic.
Pope Francis joins with CEOs of Fortune 500 companies to form a new council focused on creating a more equitable economy
The companies, which include the likes of Salesforce and Bank of America, represent more than $10.5 trillion in assets under management.
Inequality flamethrower Anand Giridharadas on why billionaires shouldn't exist and his hopes for the Biden administration
"We don't need the richest and most powerful people in the society to give more," Giridharadas told Business Insider. "We need them to take less."
Netflix's Reed Hastings, Instagram's Kevin Systrom, and others join billionaire investor Ray Dalio for massive charity giveaway
Last week, Dalio gave away 10,000 "charity gift cards" worth $100 each. Now, he's doing it again with the help of other top executives.
Billionaire investor Bill Ackman says the US should give every American cash at birth so they can retire a millionaire
Bill Ackman's plan, called "Birthright," endorses a universal basic income of sorts that would provide access to the stock market.
Major retailers like Walmart, Amazon, and CVS turned record profits but didn't pay employees much extra for working during the pandemic, a new report finds
Research from the Brookings Institute found that some companies only paid their frontline workers less than a dollar more per hour.
A growing body of research indicates that employees with better benefits stay at companies longer and are more productive.
'Reactionary giving' was all the rage from the 'Trump bump' after 2016 — but the coronavirus has changed giving like everything else
On Giving Tuesday, the philanthropy world looks back on a landscape transformed by "reactionary giving" or "rage donations" after the 2016 election.
Ahead of Giving Tuesday, Coca-Cola held a virtual dinner series event on social justice after funding millions in grants this year
Coca-Cola Brand Director Erica Tuggle says the virtual dinner series centered on systemic racism drew in almost 5,000 audience members.
You can improve (or even save) lives without being rich. Here are 3 things to know about effective giving.
"Effective altruism" uses a scientific approach to find the biggest impact from any donation you make. It's Giving Tuesday, so let's get started.
Danone North America's CEO Shane Grant said the new benefit is a 'growth move' for the business that will help improve retention.
Businesses should reject special treatment from the government: Charles Koch says he made decisions that hurt his bottom line in the short term, but 'it was the right thing to do'
Advocating against corporate welfare requires you to be "the skunk at the garden party," according to Koch.
To combat the COVID-19 economic downturn, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy passed a millionaire's tax. Here's why he says that's good for everyone.
Wealthy people analyze "total value proposition" and make their decisions accordingly, Murphy, a former Goldman Sachs executive, said.
What a Joe Biden presidency means for capitalism, ESG investing, and the American worker, according to a leading expert on the economy
"Biden can really change the course of capitalism for the better. I really believe that. And I hope to hell that he does," the JUST Capital CEO said.
Working parents are reaching their 'breaking point' due to the pandemic, and they say national paid parental leave can't come soon enough
The US is one of the only countries in the world that doesn't provide time off for parents to care for their kids.
Capitalism is at a 'crucial' turning point and President-elect Biden could make it more fair, according to a leading expert on the economy
Biden's policies are "amenable" to moving stakeholder capitalism forward, Martin Whittaker, CEO of JUST Capital, said.
The US faced a shortage of poll workers as many seniors sat out this cycle over fears of contracting the coronavirus.