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More than Tacos and Beer –SXSW Gives Us Hope-image

March 20, 2018 | Handshake

More than Tacos and Beer –SXSW Gives Us Hope

Each year, brands, influencers and innovators convene in Austin for the smorgasbord of events, panels, films and concerts know familiarly as “South By.” The SXSW conference has built a reputation over the years as a tech-inspired and forward-thinking convening, bringing...

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Larry Fink, Long-Term Value and the Human Element-image

February 14, 2018 | Handshake

Larry Fink, Long-Term Value and the Human Element

On Jan. 16, 2018, Larry Fink, founder and chief executive of the investment firm BlackRock, issued his annual letter to the CEOs of publicly traded companies. In a way, the 2018 edition was a culmination of the theme that has...

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Translating the Passion of Davos into Enduring Influence-image

February 7, 2018 | Handshake

Translating the Passion of Davos into Enduring Influence

During our four days at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, we were struck by the mindset of the private sector. In conversation after conversation, those in the private sector held two very strong beliefs: First, a recognition...

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Riding the Wave at Davos-image

November 16, 2017 | Handshake

Riding the Wave at Davos

Attending an event like the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland can feel like a return to the school yard blended with innovative makers fair. There are so many interesting conversations happening, you don’t know which one to...

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If You Want Influence, Play the Long Game-image

November 1, 2017 | Handshake

If You Want Influence, Play the Long Game

Over the last ten to fifteen years, there has been a growing public expectation that companies commit time and resources to help address major global challenges such as education, poverty, gender equality or access to clean water. Furthermore, a mounting...

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Handshake and Partners Kick off The Future of the Girl-image

October 11, 2017 | Handshake

Handshake and Partners Kick off The Future of the Girl

Here at Handshake, we believe that opening pathways for women to realize their full potential is essential to bring about positive change in the world. We have partners and clients that feel the same way and this year, we’re excited...

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“Better is Good”: Reflecting on UN Global Goals Week 2017-image

October 4, 2017 | Handshake

“Better is Good”: Reflecting on UN Global Goals Week 2017

Spending last week in New York with the Handshake team for UN Global Goals Week provided countless opportunities to hear inspiring, informative ideas from global leaders. But the phrase that has stuck the most from the week was one uttered...

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Forward-Looking Corporate Leaders Shouldn’t Sit Out Global Goals Week-image

September 21, 2017 | Handshake

Forward-Looking Corporate Leaders Shouldn’t Sit Out Global Goals Week

Complex global problems require complex solutions – and it’s rare that such solutions are achieved today without significant collaboration across issues and sectors. As the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) convenes and fuels Global Goals Week, corporate, nonprofit, academic, political,...

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To Have Influence, a Company Must be Resilient-image

January 13, 2017 | Handshake

To Have Influence, a Company Must be Resilient

 Resiliency is an emerging trend in corporate management – effective leaders are striving to put the systems and processes in place to ensure their companies can thrive in an increasingly complex world buffeted by natural disasters, nation-state conflict, and an...

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