Execs give 3 kinds of non-answers about earnings

The new paper shows that roughly 11% of analyst questions in conference calls yield non-answers from corporate managers.

Stanford • futurity
July 28, 2021 ~7 min

Resilience isn’t static. It fluctuates over time

Resilience is a dynamic process, rather than a fixed trait, a new study with members of a college marching band suggests.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
July 19, 2021 ~6 min

Electric delivery vehicle emissions depend on charging

When, where, and how electric delivery fleet vehicles are charged can greatly affect their potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, researchers report.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
July 13, 2021 ~8 min

‘Vegan spider silk’ provides sustainable alternative to single-use plastics

Researchers have created a plant-based, sustainable, scalable material that could replace single-use plastics in many consumer products.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 10, 2021 ~7 min

A better way to introduce digital tech in the workplace

Kate Kellogg advocates for “experimentalist governance,” to find what works best for employees at all levels, then implement it widely.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
June 3, 2021 ~9 min

Why is there a shortage of lumber in the US?

An expert breaks down why the United States is facing a lumber shortage that's causing prices to skyrocket, including when we might expect it to end.

NC State • futurity
June 1, 2021 ~5 min

How will businesses handle new mask guidelines?

Two experts explain the impact of the CDC's new, more relaxed mask wearing guidelines for businesses, as well as how shoppers might react.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
June 1, 2021 ~7 min

Engine No. 1's big win over Exxon shows activist hedge funds joining fight against climate change

Engine No. 1 convinced other shareholders to support at least two of its nominees to join the company's board as part of its push for a stronger sustainability strategy at Exxon.

Tima Bansal, Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability, Western University • conversation
May 26, 2021 ~9 min

Engine No. 1's big win over Exxon Mobil shows activist hedge funds joining fight against climate change

Engine No. 1 convinced other shareholders to support at least two of its nominees to join the company's board as part of its push for a stronger sustainability strategy at Exxon.

Tima Bansal, Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability, Western University • conversation
May 26, 2021 ~9 min

Startup improving chemical separations wins MIT $100K competition

Osmoses says its filtration membranes can make gas and vapor separation much less energy-intensive across multiple industries.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
May 24, 2021 ~7 min

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