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GMO

India’s new unicorns

The world’s largest democracy is becoming a seedbed for billion-dollar startups.
by Vishnupriya Sengupta and Suvarchala Narayanan
s+b Blogs

The living lessons of Dead Souls

The classic Nikolai Gogol satire from 1842 provides keen insight into the endurance of charismatic financial hustlers.
by Daniel Akst

Pressure points

In his new book, Transaction Man, journalist Nicholas Lemann describes the evolution — and failure — of competing attempts to manage the power of corporations.
by Mike Jakeman

How conglomerates can do better in emerging markets

Despite investor skepticism about business conglomerates, in emerging markets they are well placed to improve returns. But they need a sharper focus and a better-defined strategic identity to guarantee future performance.
by Shashank Tripathi, Eduardo Fusaro, and Anurag Garg

Making Indian businesses sustainable

Companies will accelerate their commitment to long-term social and environmental well-being only if India builds an ecosystem of sustainability drivers.
by Deepa Krishnan
s+b Blogs

Keep your CSR programs on track

Corporate social responsibility can be tricky, especially for multinationals. A new study lays out some guidance.
by Matt Palmquist
GMO

China’s herd of unicorns

About 200 Chinese startups have valuations of $1 billion or more, and many are preparing to go global.
by Jianbin Gao and Yuqing Guo
PwC Insights
Crossing the lines: How fintech is propelling Financial Services and Technology, Media, and Telecommunications firms out of their lanes.