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The Assault on ESG
1 DESIGN • The Death of a Place to Sit When fast-food restaurants eliminate chairs and tables, it's not just diners who lose out.
Revolutionizing the immigration process • BAL USES HIGH-TECH TOOLS AND A UNIQUE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE TO HELP CLIENTS SECURE GLOBAL TALENT
2 FINANCE • Lost in the Web3 Wilderness The scene from ETHDenver, where the blockchain faithful weather the crypto winter. The legal weed helps.
3 FASHION • Telfar's Inclusive ExclusivityDesigner Telfar Clemens has built his outsider brand into a cultural and financial powerhouse. What's next?
Innovating for sustainability • WESTERN DIGITAL IS SHOWING THAT OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCIES CAN LEAD TO GREEN BENEFITS
4 TECH • Roblox Grows Up The 3D world for kids is attracting an older audience and brands are taking notice.
A new way to measure sustainable investing • CLARITY Al'S PLATFORM GIVES COMPANIES A DETAILED PICTURE OF ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES
5 WORK LIFE • Luxury strawberry farmer Hiroki Koga takes our career questionnaire.
Banking with a customer focus • ALLY WANTS TO REDEFINE THE IDEA OF A BANK-ELIMINATING OVERDRAFT FEES WAS ITS FIRST STEP
Cloud computing for all • COREWEAVE IS HELPING STARTUPS COMPETE-AND DRIVE INNOVATION IN AI AND MACHINE LEARNING
7 LEADERSHIP • Making It Personal At Instacart and her new healthcare institute, Fidji Simo is finding new ways to channel user data toward targeted solutions.
Rebuilding a critical American industry • WHY PURDUE UNIVERSITY IS ALL IN ON SEMICONDUCTORS
Crunch Time A Flamin'Hot • Flamin’ Hot cheetos are tasty and trendy. In Eva Longpria's new film—her feature directorial debut—they're also an inspiration.
RIP ESG? • AS COMPANIES AND INVESTORS ADOPT ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND GOVERNANCE (ESG) METRICS TO BATTLE CLIMATE CHANGE AND INCREASE DIVERSITY, THEIR CRITICS AREN'T JUST DECRYING “WOKE CAPITALISM.”
WORLD CHANGING IDEAS
Location is everything • HOMETEAM HAS BUILT A NETWORK OF FILMMAKERS TO TACKLE A CHANGING MEDIA LANDSCAPE
HONORING NATIVE HER ITAGE
SOLAR COMMUNITY HUBS
Transforming youth sports • GAMECHANGER IS AN INVALUABLE RESOURCE TO COACHES, PARENTS, AND YOUNG ATHLETES
Redefining power management • AI-DRIVEN TECHNOLOGY FROM EPIRUS WILL HELP DRIVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY—AND SAVE LIVES
Breathing new life into old home movies • MEMORIES’ POWERFUL STREAMING TECHNOLOGY MAKES IT EASY TO SHARE FORGOTTEN MOMENTS
A new approach to gene editing • METAGENOMI IS BETTING THAT UNKNOWN ORGANISMS MIGHT HOLD THE KEY TO CURING DISEASE
Travel with meaning • DISCOVER PUERTO RICO TAKES A CULTURE-FORWARD APPROACH TO BOOSTING TOURISM
THE BUSINESS OF MENOPAUSE • A GENERATION OF COMPANIES HAS EMERGED TO ADDRESS THE SYMPTOMS OF MENOPAUSE AND EXTEND WOMEN'S VITALITY. IN THE PROCESS. THEY'RE CHANGING THE VERY NATURE OF AGING.
THE REBRAND • DESIGN AGENCY COLLINS GIVES GMOS A NEW IDENTITY