The business case for sustainable investing is emerging

Ruben Onsu

Nestle is maintaining growth despite committing billions of dollars towards improving the company’s environmental footprint, CEO Mark Schneider told CNBC Thursday.

“Today’s consumer asks even more than before for sustainability. They want to know that we are treating the planet well, they want to know we’re taking care of the next generation,” he said in an interview with Jim Cramer on “Mad Money.”

“I think there’s a good business case emerging and that’s what we’re pursuing,” said Schneider, whose interview landed on Earth Day.

As laid out in its sustainability strategy, Nestle plans to reduce emissions within its

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Florida lawmakers move closer to overhauling auto insurance policies, despite warnings

Ruben Onsu

TALLAHASSEE — Representatives from State Farm, Geico, Progressive and multiple insurance trade organizations came out against a sweeping overhaul of Florida’s automobile insurance laws proposed by state lawmakers this session.

Insurance companies warned state lawmakers on Monday that up to 45 percent of Florida motorists could see their rates rise if lawmakers choose to do away with the state’s 50-year-old “no-fault” laws and increase the minimum amount of insurance motorists would be required to carry.

“It will have a significant rate increase for 35 to 45 percent of Floridians,” Doug Bell, a lobbyist for Progressive, told lawmakers.

Those rates would

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David Cameron lobbied for NHS staff’s personal data

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Former UK prime minister David Cameron lobbied the NHS for access to staff’s personal data, weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cameron was acting on behalf of financial services firm Greensill Capital, which he had financial interest in. His work for the firm, which filed for administration in March 2021, has led to increased scrutiny of private companies’ lobbying.

Greensill had acquired two startups – the Australian app Earnd and UK provider FreeUp, both of which offer earned wage access (EWA) services, allowing users to receive advance salary payments.

In an email dated March 2020, published by The Sunday Times [behind

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Apple plans to expand ads business

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National Review

Apple’s New Privacy Policy Shaking Up Ad Industry

Welcome to the Capital Note, a newsletter about business, finance, and economics. On the menu today: Apple rolls out expanded ads business, jobless claims hit new low, quant funds stage a comeback, and Google’s new privacy policy. To sign up for the Capital Note, follow this link. Apple Ads Apple is reportedly expanding its advertising business, adding to the App Store’s sponsored-apps offerings just as it institutes a new privacy policy that makes it more difficult for competitors to target ads. At present, Apple generates $2 billion by boosting

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Comparing Hybrid Financial Advisors: Vanguard vs. Schwab vs. Fidelity

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Are you looking for a financial advisor? Money expert Clark Howard loves to recommend the hybrid advisor options from Vanguard, Schwab and Fidelity — especially Vanguard’s Personal Advisor Services.

But what exactly is a hybrid advisor? And what are the differences between the options at these three large investment firms? Keep reading to find out.


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What Is a Hybrid Financial Advisor and Why Does Clark Like Them?

Competition tends to be good for consumers. And if you’re like me, you appreciate choices. But choosing between two different things is usually easier than choosing between many similar

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Gallatin County files lawsuit against insurance company over payment for snowplow crash | County

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Gallatin County and a snowplow driver who was involved in a 2017 collision have filed a complaint in federal district court against Atlantic Special Insurance Company, alleging that the insurer acted in bad faith and breached its contract with the county.

In that case, a Gallatin County plow being driven by Rick Blackwood failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a car being driven by Sarah Daniels.

The snowplow’s blade broke through the windshield and roof of the car and Daniels spent several months in the hospital and has permanent impairments from the crash, according to court

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