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Know why: Bringing the balance between environment and energy into focus

Annual Report

2014 was a year in which knowing more —who, what, why and how — was critical to informed decision making and successful outcomes. Explore our 2014 Annual Report.

Perhaps nowhere is the importance of “knowing why” more apparent than in the interplay of world energy markets and the increasing urgency of climate and environmental issues. See how through context, connection and insight, we help professionals know why changes are occurring in world energy, identify and develop alternatives, and monitor the environmental impacts of energy: (more…)

The need to know: Explore our 2014 Annual Report

Annual Report

Our customers participate in the most important conversations in a fast and complex world every day. As professionals, they navigate markets, risks and regulations; shape and manage legal systems and tax jurisdictions; protect innovations; and drive scientific discovery. Their work is important and their decisions matter. And common to them all is the need to know.

Professionals today need more. More than information, data and news. More than speed. More than mobile access. They need insight, analysis and context. Solutions that simplify, clarify and deliver competitive advantage, providing confidence to act on what they know. And millions of professionals from every part of the global economy rely on Thomson Reuters for what they need to know to understand critical issues, solve tough problems and adapt to dynamic change.

During 2014, the risks of global fraud and rising terrorism; the multi-stage recovery of world markets and the opening up of China; the significant shift in oil prices and increasingly urgent focus on climate change and energy alternatives; and the economic and social impacts of an aging world population and Alzheimer’s disease were just a few of the challenges and opportunities facing our world. It was a year in which knowing more — who, what, why and how — was critical to informed decision making and successful outcomes.

Explore our 2014 Annual Report – Know which includes the Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion and Thomson Reuters Foundation annual reports.

Churchill behind bars

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Reuters Pretoria Office in 1900

Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister and Second World War leader, died 50 years ago in January. He was 90. Throughout his long life he was to be caught up in war and the threat of war. Late in 1899, when he was 25, he became a prisoner of the Boers. Hostilities in the Boer War (1899-1902) were conducted very differently from the way they were to be some 15 years later. Reuters also saw itself differently. Our archive tells us more…

The two independent Boer republics were situated in the south-eastern part of Africa. War with Britain broke out on October 12, 1899. Churchill became a war correspondent for The Morning Post of London at the high salary of £250 per month. Some weeks later he accompanied a scouting expedition in an armoured train. Film buffs will recall this episode from the film Young Winston. Captured by the Boers, he was imprisoned in a POW camp in Pretoria, capital of the Transvaal (Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek). As a prisoner, he received two telegrams from his American mother, making use of Reuters private telegram service: (more…)

Sadia wins Rising Star of the Year in 2015 everywoman in Technology Awards

Sadia award

Thomson Reuters very own Sadia Chuhan, an apprentice IT project manager from London, was recently recognized as Rising Star of the Year by the 2015 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards.

The Rising Star award, which is sponsored by American Express, is awarded to a woman aged under 26 excelling in her technology career and making a valuable contribution to her organization. Sadia, just 20 years old, was celebrated for her “positive attitude”.

“Thank you to Thomson Reuters,” Sadia said. “And my mum, who pushed me to do an apprenticeship!”

Sadia joined Thomson Reuters in London in October 2013 as part of the pilot apprenticeship program, working as a Data Center Technician for Proximity Services. She has recently moved into a Project Management role within Data Center Infrastructure Services, and has achieved these successes while still attending college one day a week.

Angela Murray-Brown, talent and development associate at Thomson Reuters said: “This is a fantastic personal achievement for Sadia and an amazing example of what female technologists can achieve.

“Technology desperately needs more female role models. This is why the everywoman in Technology Awards were launched in 2011 – to showcase the talented women in the sector as the role models that they are.”

This is not the first time our rising star as been recognized for her dedication. At the end of her first year on the apprentice program Tower Hamlets College Sadia received an award for the ‘Best IT Student of the Year’.

While with Thomson Reuters Sadia has taken part in hackathons, un-conferences and has been working as part of Urban Synergy, a group who work with local children to encourage them to realize their goals. The 2015 FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards nominations also recognized Thomson Reuters Christine Ashton, Senior Vice President, Technology as a Leader of the Year finalist.

Sustainable business

Sustainable Business

It’s business for good – and good for business. In 2015’s first issue of Thomson Reuters Exchange Magazine, we tackle the topic of Sustainable Business. Environmental, social and governance issues are no longer simply corporate responsibility initiatives – they are at the core of how analysts, investors, risk management professionals and others evaluate companies around the world.

Highlights from this issue include Thomson Reuters senior carbon market analyst, Anders Nordeng on the buying and selling of emission rights; managing director of Thomson Reuters Risk Business, Phil Cotter on supply chain sustainability in multinational organizations; Commonfund’s Lauren Caplan and John Griswold discuss the long history and evolution of mission-based investing; and BSD Consulting’s John Moorhead and Thomson Reuters Tim Nixon evaluate whether the world’s 500 largest businesses are doing enough to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Also in this issue: (more…)

Cape of great hope

Trading Africa Summit

Earlier this month, I had a chance to go to Cape Town and take part in the 4th Annual Trading Africa Summit driven by our team in South Africa. Over 350 people attended the event which used our Convene app – and featured sessions led by Keith Nichols, David Craig, Ken Olisa, Sneha Shah, and many others. I was proud to lead a panel on innovation in the financial services space which not only was a lot of fun, but also featured an incredibly engaged audience. (more…)

Public notice, comment unnecessary for rule interpretation changes, Supreme Court says

From Westlaw Journal Employment:  A federal agency does not need to follow formal rule-making procedures, including eliciting public comment, when it changes its interpretation of federal statutes and regulations, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.

The Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. § 551, does not require an agency to follow the public notice and comment process when it first issues an interpretative rule, the high court said, so an agency does not have to seek comments when it makes a change.

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Metrics Mania

Metrics Mania

Thomson Reuters Metrics Mania, a unique competition that measures the research impact of the the 68 institutions competing in the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, will align those same schools in six rounds of weekly competition to determine the final winner of the Research Crown. Winners will be identified by reports pulled from Thomson Reuters InCites.

The competition will begin Monday, March 16th and close with the naming of the champion on Tuesday, April 7th. Fans are invited to submit brackets with their predictions of the winners beginning March 16. Participants will be awarded one point for each correct guess. At the conclusion of the contest, the 10 entrants with the most points will each be awarded a $100 American Express Gift Card.

Get notified when brackets are available.

Follow Metrics Mania on Twitter @InCites_TR and join the conversation at #metricsmania.

 

Knowledge Worker Innovation Series: The right data and investment strategies

Knowledge Worker

Inspired by a neighborhood of innovators and entrepreneurs, the Knowledge Worker Innovation Series consists of events that bring in thought leaders from industry and academia to discuss, dissect and explore technology topics and trends. The discussions helps us stay on top of and share the ideas that shape our approach to making information intelligent and delivering it to the businesses and professionals who depend on it.

We are pleased to announce the next event in our Knowledge Worker Innovation Series, proudly held in Boston’s Innovation District. Here’s what is on tap for the event: (more…)

The power of graphics

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Our graphics teams work to distill data and create meaning.

We caught up with Vincent Flasseur, our financial graphics editor for EMEA, to get the inside track on how visual analysis can help our customers make sense of a complex world. Before you read the interview, make sure to check out our most popular interactives and graphics of the last year as well as infographics that we run daily on this blog.

Q. What does your role involve?

A. I’m the financial graphics editor covering EMEA. My role involves producing and editing financial charts featured in our Reuters news stories. (more…)