Inspirational Reads for Black History Month-image

February 10, 2021 | Handshake

Inspirational Reads for Black History Month

With just over a week into Black History Month 2021, we’re dedicating this time to celebrate the voices that continue to pave the path towards a more just society for African Americans across the United States. This year, we’re sharing...

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Speaking Softly and Carrying a Big Green Stick: Yellen, Treasury & The Power of Soft Diplomacy-image

January 22, 2021 | Handshake

Speaking Softly and Carrying a Big Green Stick: Yellen, Treasury & The Power of Soft Diplomacy

As Janet Yellen is expected to pass confirmation as the next Treasury secretary, her plans for climate change represent a new approach for an inter-governmental solution to address climate change. Her support for a carbon tax has been well documented...

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December 30, 2020 | Handshake

For Diverse Boardrooms

Neither boardrooms nor C-suites have been widely represented by women, minorities or LGBTQ+. This long-standing culture of board composition stems from structural cultural barriers to unconscious bias.   The thinking that women are not supposed to be in those roles and that for a group of people to be effective and successful, there must...

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Purpose-Driven Leaders Think Differently:   Boosting Employees’ Mental Health During a Pandemic-image

December 29, 2020 | Handshake

Purpose-Driven Leaders Think Differently: Boosting Employees’ Mental Health During a Pandemic

Three simple practices that purpose-driven leaders can adopt now to boost employees’ mental health during the pandemic.  COVID-19 has placed a spotlight on the ongoing mental health crisis. While the pandemic continues to pose challenges to communities across the globe, many business leaders are in a position to create tangible solutions to address the common hardships of mental health, especially in the workplace. ...

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Is Learning The New Pension?-image

December 15, 2020 | Handshake

Is Learning The New Pension?

“If you know stuff and can demonstrate that you know stuff and have been upskilling yourself with online training to do the task that we need, you’re hired.” – Ravi Kumar New York Times opinion columnist, Thomas L. Friedman warns...

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From Issue To Impact: Solving The Challenges Of Black Equity In America-image

November 30, 2020 | Handshake

From Issue To Impact: Solving The Challenges Of Black Equity In America

Business leaders must educate themselves and adopt business practices that lead to the advancement of Black equity in the workplace.

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October 30, 2020 | Handshake

Celebrating A Commitment To Democracy

The election workforce, these public servants provide a critical frontline role, working up to 16 hours per day to ensure polls are staffed and every ballot is counted.

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Business Transformation: A Field Guide for Builders, Social Champions and Changing the World-image

September 30, 2020 | Handshake

Business Transformation: A Field Guide for Builders, Social Champions and Changing the World

Dr. Karan Giotra of Cornell University recently wrote a paper, co-sponsored by Handshake, titled: “Business Transformation: A Field Guide for Builders, Social Champions and Changing the World”. The premise of the paper is that business activities that cause significant harm...

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There Is No Such Thing As Work-Life Balance. Or Is There?-image

September 1, 2020 | Handshake

There Is No Such Thing As Work-Life Balance. Or Is There?

How business leaders can better support employees managing working remotely during a pandemic.  Let’s face it, we’ve all been there before, sitting in an interview and the topic of work-life balance comes up in conversation. “Define what work-life balance means for...

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ESG Investing Needs Clear, Smart Regulation—And Fast-image

August 20, 2020 | Handshake

ESG Investing Needs Clear, Smart Regulation—And Fast

The incorporation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into investment decisions is a popular, evidence-backed strategy to reduce risk. Yet some regulators remain wary of ESG, putting the continued growth of sustainable investing in doubt. For example, the U.S....

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The Buzz Behind More Than A Vote-image

August 19, 2020 | Handshake

The Buzz Behind More Than A Vote

“Change isn’t made by watching from the sidelines.”- More Than a Vote’s motto More Than a Vote – a nonprofit started by a coalition of prominent Black athletes and artists – was recently launched to address systemic, targeted voter suppression...

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Events In The New Normal: A Multi Faceted & Multi Platform Approach-image

August 11, 2020 | Handshake

Events In The New Normal: A Multi Faceted & Multi Platform Approach

Silver linings may feel few and far between these days. In the world of live events, Covid-19 forced everyone to find innovative ways to connect and take creative to new levels. The gleaming aesthetics and expensive sets of live events grew into to hostage-like zoom calls as events production rapidly turned virtual.   2020 has brought forth a new normal that...

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