Ben Bergman is becoming a member of Insider as a correspondent on our rising enterprise capital/startups desk, led by Julie Bort and Vishal Persaud.
Ben is becoming a member of us from dot.LA, the place he’s a senior finance reporter. He was the primary staffer employed by the location in 2019.
Beforehand he was a senior enterprise reporter and host at KPCC, a senior producer at Gimlet Media, a producer at NPR’s Morning Version, and produced two investigative documentaries for KCET. He has been a frequent on-air contributor to enterprise protection on NPR and Market and has written for The New York Instances and Columbia Journalism Evaluate.
Bergman was a 2017-2018 Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Financial and Enterprise Journalism at Columbia College.
A hedge fund invests its method onto the board of ExxonMobil with a view to push the agency towards cleaner power. On the similar time, a Dutch court docket ordered Royal Dutch Shell to chop its carbon emissions quicker.
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
You understand, I am wanting right here at an inventory of the most important companies based mostly on their market capitalization, what the corporate is value total. Exxon ranks thirty third, which is fairly massive. It is a massive firm. However it was No. 1. Exxon is value a fraction of what some massive tech corporations are lately. In truth, Exxon is value quite a bit lower than Exxon was value. It faces massive uncertainties due to local weather change. And that’s the context for a significant shareholder transfer. A tiny hedge fund managed to put two new administrators on Exxon’s board, and possibly extra, in an try
A Restricted Legal responsibility Firm or LLC as it’s extra generally recognized is likely one of the hottest enterprise entities for entrepreneurs. That is very true for first-time enterprise homeowners. Along with tax advantages, an LLC protects the members of the corporate from private legal responsibility for enterprise debt. If the enterprise doesn’t carry out as deliberate, your private property can be protected.
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As David Brent made clear within the hit TV comedy The Workplace, there’s a wealthy and rewarding profession available in servicing the wants of different workplaces.
Or at the very least there was earlier than the pandemic hit, and everybody began working from residence.
From paper suppliers in Slough, to cleansing, upkeep and catering corporations, complete industries are centered on offering office-based firms with what they should maintain working.
However what’s the way forward for such workplace provide corporations when massive numbers of persons are anticipated to proceed to work remotely at the very least half the time when the pandemic is lastly over?
That is tipped to end in many firms shutting massive workplaces and switching to smaller ones. And for some to eliminate their workplace altogether.
The cleansing business within the UK is typically virtually invisible, but it employs a million folks throughout 65,000 corporations, Price £54bn to