When Paul Scialla founded the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) six years ago, he set out to establish a building standard that integrated human health and wellness into development plans. He never expected a pandemic would propel that into a worldwide movement. In the absence of a coronavirus vaccine and coordinated global response to combating covid-19, IWBI’s WELL Health-Safety Rating has emerged as a key guide to reopening economies safely
Speaking to Yahoo Finance at the All Markets Summit: Road to Recovery, Paul Scialla, founder of the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and real estate firm Delos, said concerns about air and water quality, as well as emergency preparedness planning are increasingly dictating real estate development around the world as companies look to reopen safely in the absence of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Chris Bosh had propelled his way into NBA history, winning back-to-back championships with the Miami Heat.
Chris Bosh has never been one to wade deep into politics. As an NBA player, he characterized politics as “more heavier than religion.” Yet, as the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat look to close out a remarkable 2019-2020 season defined by social activism, the 2-time NBA champion implored athletes to keep their movement for racial equality going.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert offered a strong rebuke of President Trump’s foreign policy, saying his policies amounted to “more rhetoric than action,” and threaten to destabilize parts of the world. Speaking to Yahoo Finance, Olmert said a Biden administration would create “a much greater balance in the appearance of the American position towards the Middle East.”
Davina Kelly knew she was taking a risk when she left her Florida home to see her daughter in Ohio at the start of a pandemic. She never expected it would leave her homeless.
WeWork built its brand on the idea of flexible real estate. Now, it’s betting its future on business services and software.
Speaking to Yahoo Finance’s The Ticker, California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara said the state is scrambling to develop standards to help homeowners reduce wildfire risks.
Business re-openings and a “historic demand” for shipments are helping fuel Uber Freight’s bounce-back, after the lows hit during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The push to work from home may have accelerated the exit out of Silicon Valley for now, but tech startups that remain are turning to a different type of workforce: remote workers overseas. As more and more companies adjust to a distributed reality, founders say they are increasingly looking outside of the United States to tap into a global talent pool, largely untapped by big tech.
The saga surrounding the acquisition of popular social media app TikTok has thrust corporate CEOs in the unusual role of diplomacy, as companies caught in the middle of U.S.-China tensions look to curry favor on both sides of the Pacific.
India-based IT firm Infosys plans to hire 12,000 employees in the U.S. over the next two years, building on an initiative it launched in 2017 to dramatically expand its workforce in America. The latest announcement brings the company’s total job commitments to 25,000 over the next five years.
Covid-19 related campus closures and the shift to remote learning may mark the end of higher learning institutions as we know them. Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig says 25% of all universities in the U.S. are likely to close, as cash strapped colleges struggle to adapt to a changing education environment.
Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff strongly condemned the Trump Administration’s deployment of federal law enforcement officers to Portland, saying the move “poured gasoline on the fire” of an otherwise “mildly serious situation.” Speaking to Yahoo Finance’s The Ticker, the Executive Chairman of the Chertoff Group said his former department had overstepped its authority.
The digital transformation accelerated by the coronavirus marks an “inflection point” that will fundamentally shift labor market dynamics, according to Infosys President Ravi Kumar. Speaking at Yahoo Finance’s All Markets Summit Extra Kumar said the new emphasis on remote working will lead to a more inclusive workforce, that prioritizes “skills over degrees,” in part because employers will have a larger pool to recruit from.
Amid mounting concerns over the growing influence of Chinese companies and their ties to the communist government, national security experts say Washington is leveraging all of its tools to keep Chinese technology-related investments out of the U.S.
U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr delivered a blistering critique of the Chinese Government Thursday and singled out U.S. business leaders as complicit in the country's rise. Speaking at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he pointed to tech companies like Apple (AAPL) and Cisco (CSCO), as well as Disney (DIS) as examples of American firms "bowing to Beijing."
Cybersecurity experts say an outright ban of TikTok may be easier said than done, and any move to quash a consumer driven platform on national security grounds unrelated to terrorism would mark a first for the country.
Legal aid groups and housing advocates are bracing for a surge in evictions, as local governments begin lifting moratoriums that deferred rent payments for millions of tenants who lost jobs to the pandemic.
Global supply chain disruptions brought on by COVID-19 have already prompted companies to consider bringing manufacturing closer to home.
Amazon launched a $2 billion venture capital fund Tuesday to invest in technologies and services aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Speaking to Yahoo Finance, Amazon’s Head of Worldwide Sustainability Kara Hurst said the move was yet another step to use the e-commerce giant’s 'scale for good' as it sets aggressive targets to become carbon neutral by 2040.
The financial stress brought on by COVID-19 closures threatens to unleash a wave of school closures for an industry that was already struggling from demographic shifts, high tuition costs, and reduced funding.
Shared desks and free-flowing pantries may run counter to social distancing, but WeWork says enterprise clients are increasingly opting for the flexibility of its office spaces, as companies reimagine the workplace amid the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to Yahoo Finance, chief product and experience officer Hamid Hashemi said the company is seeing greater demand “net-net,” even as independent workers and smaller businesses move out, to cut costs.
The increasing prevalence of artificial intelligence and 5G technology are threatening to drive up energy consumption, putting the technology sector on par with the aviation industry in the amount of CO-2 it releases, according to a leading researcher at Gartner. While data centers, tasked with processing the world’s data, have made significant investments to reduce energy consumption over the last several years, David Cappuccio, Gartner VP of Research, says that dynamic is likely to shift dramatically with the growing use of analytics and machine learning.
With 2020 shaping up to be one of the hottest years on record, the insurance industry, already hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic, is bracing for another wave of insurance claims.