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.
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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.
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From motorized wheelchairs to lower counters in the canteen, creating an inclusive workplace makes a difference.
We are happy to announce that Thomson Reuters India was, on February 18, recognized for promoting employment for people with disabilities at the 4th annual Global CSR Excellence and Leadership Awards. (more…)
The White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA) recently announced that it has selected Reuters Senior Photographer Larry Downing to receive its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for his exceptional coverage of the White House dating back to 1978 and spanning 6 U.S. presidencies. This is the first time a Reuters photographer has been recognized for this award.
Larry started covering the White House while Jimmy Carter was president, working for U.P.I. and then Newsweek Magazine before joining Reuters in 1997.
Over the course of his career, his reputation and access has enabled him to document countless historic events and people. As Larry remembers in his Wider Image profile, he was even included in a secret Air Force One trip to Iraq with U.S. President George W. Bush to surprise U.S. combat troops one Thanksgiving.
As Larry has said: (more…)
Today we’re excited to announce the release of Reuters TV, a revolutionary mobile TV news service. Delivered via a beautifully designed iPhone app, Reuters TV defines a new category of TV news by offering curated but personalized coverage that is available anywhere, on-demand. Reuters TV for iPhone is exclusively available on the App Store in the US and UK.
Reuters TV is aimed at a growing segment of informed, mobile, and globally engaged consumers who value authentic video storytelling and an alternative to traditional TV news.
“The way we consume TV and hear about news has changed,” said Isaac Showman, Managing Director of Reuters TV. “Reuters TV is news for the Netflix age: it’s individually relevant, on-demand, and up-to date. It’s ideal for viewing during your daily commute.”
Designed to meet the varied demands of mobile viewers, Reuters TV offers two unique services: (more…)
Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO Monique Villa has been named among the top 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.
The annual award recognizes individuals who have made a significant impact in the world of business ethics and compliance. Monique moved up in the ranking this year to #37 and was honored for her commitment to fight modern-day slavery and empower women worldwide.
As the Founder of Trust Women, Monique is the driving force behind several global efforts to advance ethical business practices. Trust Women has now become a global movement to boost women’s rights and to fight slavery worldwide. This year’s annual conference brought together over 550 delegates from 55 countries worldwide.
As a direct result of the Trust Women conference, in 2012, alongside Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., Monique launched a U.S. financial working group to encourage some of the biggest financial institutions in the USA to contribute to the fight against human trafficking. Specialized NGOs have designed red flags to identify the financial footprint left by human traffickers and slavers. Today, these major banks have agreed to share suspicious data from their clients’ credit cards with law enforcement agencies.
This powerful collaboration has already led to an increase in the number of suspicious activities being reported to the New York District Attorney and could help thousands of individuals. The Thomson Reuters Foundation will now replicate this initiative in Europe with Europol.
Other actions taken at the Trust Women Conference include: (more…)
For the third consecutive year, Thomson Reuters has earned a perfect 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a U.S. national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality.
As a result, we were also recognized among the 2015 Best Places to Work. Now in its 13th year, the CEI evaluates U.S. businesses on their LGBT-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBT community. (more…)
Reuters unveiled its groundbreaking mobile TV news service this week on the top floor of our office in Times Square. As the trends change for the delivery of and demand for TV news, we are introducing a forward-thinking service that’s on-demand, up-to-date, relevant and mobile – putting users in control of what they watch and when they watch it. Watch the reveal video here: (more…)
We’re pleased to welcome three new members to our company’s Board of Directors:
- Sheila C. Bair (60) is a Senior Advisor to the Pew Charitable Trusts, and currently serves as a member of the boards of Host Hotels & Resorts and Banco Santander. Ms. Bair previously served as the Chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and has held senior positions at the New York Stock Exchange, Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
- Michael E. Daniels (59) is currently a member of the boards of SS&C Technologies Holdings and Tyco International, as well as a trustee of Holy Cross College. Mr. Daniels previously spent 36 years with IBM where he held senior roles in sales and technology.
- P. Thomas Jenkins (54) is Chairman of OpenText Corporation and has served as a member of its board since 1994. Mr. Jenkins served as President and Chief Executive Officer of OpenText from 1994 to 2005. Mr. Jenkins previously served in several managerial and technical capacities at various technology companies.
“We are fortunate to welcome three exceptional new directors,” said David Thomson, chairman of Thomson Reuters. “We are honored to draw upon their deep experience, expertise and perspective as we continue to grow our global business.”
We also announced that David W. Binet has been appointed Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Binet is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Woodbridge Company Limited, and has served as a director of Thomson Reuters since January 2013.
This Friday, May 23rd at 8:30am EDT, Reuters Editor-at-Large Sir Harold Evans will engage former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in a wide range of topics including those covered in his upcoming book, Stress Test, where Mr. Geithner shares his account of fighting the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression, its lingering effects and his experience of nearly three decades in public service.
Mr. Geithner is President of Warburg Pincus. Previously he served as the 75th Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (2009 – 2013) and as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (2003 – 2009) where he played a central role in designing the U.S. response to the global financial crisis. Mr. Geithner first joined the Treasury Department in 1988 holding a variety of positions in three different administrations before joining the International Monetary Fund in 2001.
You can watch the Newsmaker on Reuters.com, via Reuters Insider, join the conversation on twitter (#ReutersLive) or follow the live blog. Also, make sure to follow all of the accounts that will be live-tweeting the event: @ReutersInsider, @thomsonreuters, & @ReutersGMF.