Pulse: US


Allison Herren Lee, from Trump appointee to new face of regulatory ESG push in Washington

SAN FRANCISCO (Callaway Climate Insights) — The ESG investment phenomenon is reframing financial markets at pace in the face of a post-pandemic landscape, yet U.S. regulators are only now beginning to publicly embrace the critical importance of sustainability disclosure to market accountability.

There are indeed glimmers of a new path forward for ESG disclosure rules in Washington. This is remarkable in and of itself in that these inklings are in sharp contrast to the last four years of Trumpian “American First” mentality, including at the SEC.

Biden Opts for Growth and Equity While Republicans Whine

Congressional Republicans who eagerly supported massive increases in the budget deficit under Donald Trump have been quick to resuscitate their deficit concerns so they can denounce President Joseph Biden’s $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan.” In the words of Florida Senator Rick Scott, the plan is just “massive spending … with no accountability.”

Hale Report: Podcast Episode 11 - US-China Relations with William Overholt

Lyric Hughes Hale, Editor-in-Chief of EconVue, is joined by Dr. William Overholt, Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Business, to discuss US-China relations in the new Biden Administration.

To listen to the podcast, please click here. (50 mins)

For a copy of the full transcript, please click here.

 

 

George Shultz, 100, gives 'young' Biden advice on climate change: carbon pricing

George Shultz’s brilliant career as a public servant, economist, Fortune 500 executive, dean of the University of Chicago’s business school and now Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University has helped shape the trajectory of America’s economic and foreign policy throughout the latter half of the 20th century.

Hale Report: Podcast Episode 10 The Knowns and Unknowns of the COVID Economy with Robert J Gordon

Welcome to the Hale Report and the latest episode of our podcast series. Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with Professor Robert J Gordon, the Stanley G. Harris Professor of Economics at Northwestern University. His chosen topic: The Knowns and Unknowns of the Covid Economy. He is an authority on a topic that presents one of the greatest economic puzzles of our time: productivity.

U.S.-Taiwan Relations After the U.S. Election Talk at Georgetown's SFS

Eleanor Shiori Hughes is an MA Candidate in Asian Studies at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS).  In this report, she details how she recently hosted a webinar for her graduate program with Sean King, Senior VP of Park Strategies and an affiliated scholar at the University of Notre Dame's Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, on the evolution of U.S.-Taiwan relations and its trajectory going forward under the incoming Biden administration. 

 

‘Second Wave’ Should Not Derail the Economic Recovery

Overreactions by Some Governors (and Perhaps President Biden) May Force a Short Contraction Near Year-End; This Would Be Followed by a Big Spring Rebound – Still Reach a New GDP Peak by 21Q3

Stop Worrying About ACA Repeal (Part B): Concentrate on Game-Changing Interoperability & Transparency Regulations

Co-wrote with Matt Dumas,  the Founder and Managing Partner of Chasm Partners, a retained executive search firm focused on the healthcare technology and services space.

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