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Michael Saylor: How to Make Money with Bitcoin

Michael Saylor: Bitcoin is the family farm. Don’t panic! BY TONY LENNOX Michael Saylor describes his journey to bitcoin legend status as an accident. “I kind of fell off the turnip truck and hit my head on a pot of

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Dawn of a New Age in Data Control: Oasis Gives Power to the People

By HEATHER LEAH SMITH Dawn Song and the Oasis team are striving to bring about a better internet by giving users control over their own data. Users sign away the rights to their data without ever reading the fine print.

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Quiet, Unassuming, Modest — and One of the World’s Most Powerful Women

Wealthy philanthropist and CEO of Fidelity Investments Abigail Johnson came up through the ranks of the family business ‘the old way’ By TONY LENNOX Despite being one of the world’s wealthiest women, Abigail Johnson cuts an unobtrusive figure on the

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KBC Asset Management with CEO Johan Lema: ‘Everyone Invested’ Strategy Has Taken Belgian Firm to Prominence

Banking and insurance group KBC has a big, sprawling family: 41,000 employees and 12 million clients spread across Belgium, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary and Bulgaria. The man at the helm is chief executive Johan Lema, who has years of experience in

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IBM on Banks’ Reinvention Imperative: Don’t Leave Money On the Table!

The ability to change and digitally adapt has been a defining feature of business during the pan-demic. According to IBM, the Institute for Business Value (IBV), almost 60% of business lead-ers said they had already begun dramatically accelerating their companies’

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KPMG Lower Gulf: Banking on ESG Risks in Future

ESG risks have the potential of negatively impacting banks’ assets, earning capacity, and sometimes their reputation, argues Abbas Basrai. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and the emerging risks associated with them are becoming increasingly relevant to organizations, especially banks.

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IFC’s Blended Finance Department: Blending Public and Private Finance to Invest in Challenging Markets

What can be done to encourage more private investment in developing countries, especially the poorest and most fragile? This question lies at the heart of the development challenge today. Governments and development institutions alike recognise that the private sector is

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John Häfelfinger, CEO of Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank (BLKB): Finding Strength and Promise by Planning for the Long Term

John Häfelfinger, CEO of Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank (BLKB), talks to CFI.co about the opportunities afforded by sustainable finance. BLKB positions itself as a future-orientated bank and was ranked Best Bank in Switzerland by Forbes in 2019, and Best Regional Sustainability Bank

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Asian Development Bank: What Emerging Markets Can Teach Us About CSR

Fifty years after Milton Friedman’s famous essay arguing that companies should focus solely on shareholder profits, emerging markets businesses are helping lead the fight against Covid-19. Their example adds nuance to Friedman’s argument, reminding us that companies can effectively pursue

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Lord Waverley on Development Banks – By Name and By Nature: A Boon in Troubled Times

Development Finance Institutions (DFI), Development Finance Companies (DFC) or Development Banks (DB) are institutions that provide finance for development projects predominantly in weaker or developing economies. Development banks provide medium- to long-term risk capital and technical assistance to developing economies

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