Virtual Roundtables

What Makes Climate Startups Succeed?

A rich ecosystem of climate tech startups is emerging in the U.S. and around the world, and working with partners in new ways. These companies aim to bend the carbon emissions curve downward while improving...

Why Environmentalists Must Work With Business

Governments worldwide have punted in the face of overwhelming evidence of environmental decay, and now we are in trouble. More responsive these days, ironically, are companies, which face pressure from consumers, partners, and especially hard-to-retain...

What’s Next for Climate Tech Investing? – Virtual Discussion

The world desperately needs better tech to reduce global warming emissions and assist with a green transition. And entrepreneurs are obliging–innovations from carbon capture technologies to better batteries to more-radical possibilities like fusion nuclear power...

Carbon Accounting 101: Where Does Business Stand?

Both law and market pressures are pushing companies of all types to begin measuring and reporting the climate gas emissions associated with their businesses. But it’s damnably difficult even to assess where they stand, not...

Web3: Is it Sustainable?

Is Web3 really the future of the consumer internet? Its two main components–crypto and the metaverse–are each highly controversial, and burdened by considerable hype. Yet they both also promise enormous potential, if utilized wisely. But will...

Digital Transformation and Water: Resilient, Secure and Equitable

Water is not a third-world issue. It affects everyone, everywhere. Action must be taken now to protect this precious and finite resource.

Media Production in a Post-Pandemic World

Video is the language of the modern internet. So these days, every successful business must be a video production company, among its other capabilities. Watch the session with IBM, Adobe, LucidLink, and WebMD.

How the New Approach to Cybersecurity Can Create Trust

Leading companies can’t merely be digital-first. They must win the trust of customers and partners. But cybersecurity threats are evolving rapidly, so establishing that trust is hard. Meanwhile, talent is in short supply just as...

The Death (and Future) of Venture Capital

Recently the Observer and The Information have published essays arguing that venture capital as practiced over the last half century is becoming obsolete (even while there is more of it available than ever before). What...

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