Corporate charitable donations were critical in order to absorb the immediate shock and disruption of the pandemic. But for business leaders willing to consider a far-sighted approach, there is another, higher-risk strategy with potential for longer-term change: betting on social enterprises. Social enterprises—essentially, startups and businesses that serve a social purpose in addition to a financial one—will be key to the world’s recovery as we build back a stronger, more resilient economy through innovation and inclusion of low-income populations that have thus far been excluded or exploited. … [Read more...] about Corporate donations shouldn’t be Band-Aids. Big bets on social enterprises will make more change
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“With an RNA vaccine, it’s very easy to switch,” says Drew Weissman, an immunologist at the University of Pennsylvania whose early research helped make mRNA vaccines possible. The vaccines contain the genetic instructions for cells in the body to make the spike protein, the part of the virus that invades human cells, helping trigger an immune response so the body is ready to respond if it encounters the actual virus. (Other vaccines, like the one from Johnson & Johnson that is likely to be approved soon, would also be fairly simple to update, though the process would take a few more steps—and thus more time—than the new shots that use mRNA.) … [Read more...] about How easy will it be to update the COVID vaccine if the virus mutates too much?
Once thought of as a relic of yesteryear, the limited series—or miniseries, depending on which generation you belong to—has rapidly shifted back into focus. In fact, it was only six years ago that the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences adjusted its Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series category to better accommodate what networks were churning out and solidified the format’s definition as a series with at least two episodes with a total running time of at least 150 program minutes that tells a non-recurring story. In every year since, we’ve seen new limited series that are both ratings magnets and critical darlings: The Queen’s Gambit, The Undoing, Watchmen, Chernobyl, The Night Of, Sharp Objects, When They See Us. … [Read more...] about Hollywood is redefining Peak TV—for better and for worse
Businesses that had issued statements in the summer committing to increased diversity and anti-racist efforts struggled with how to respond. There is still much fear in business of getting involved in “political issues” and the potential impact it will have on their customer and client retention. “Organizations have to decide what side of history they want to be on,” says Janine Dennis, CEO of Talent Think Innovations. “You can continue to perpetuate our issues by aiding and abetting these vigilantes of freedom … [or] you can help to eradicate some of our issues as a country by taking a strong stance and making it clear that your company in no way condones such acts and behavior.” … [Read more...] about 4 steps companies should take in the aftermath of January 6
3. Build DEI strategies that transcend all levels and roles We all have seen top-down DEI initiatives regularly fail; often because individual employees don’t understand how to incorporate big diversity goals into their day-to-day decision-making, or don’t see a clear connection between their organization’s DEI goals and their own role. Decades worth of data suggests that companies must engage decision-makers at all levels in solving the problem, ensuring that diverse talent is not siloed within an organization, but built into the fabric of a team at all levels. That’s key to broadening everyone’s view of what an engineer or technologist “looks like.” … [Read more...] about Tech’s attempts to diversify are failing. Here’s what to do instead