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Beware Hostile ‘Climate’ Edit

Protocol launched a climate vertical last week. Axios launched a new Climate Truths Deep Dive series, chronicling “how climate change affects nearly everything…” Insider this month launched a multi-part article series on Financing a Sustainable Future.

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Updated Cheat Sheet: ESG Targets & Awards

We updated this ESG cheat sheet with fresh targets (originally published Aug. 2021). It now includes 13 names. Unfortunately, the cheat sheet is still a mishmash of investor edit, IT edit and “green” edit.

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Amanda Orr: How to Discuss ESG Risk/Challenge in Smart Ways

SWMS contributor Amanda Orr writes: Remember those job interviews where they ask you to share your greatest weakness? And there were always those annoying people who refused to answer the question but instead positioned a strength as a weakness (“Oh, my greatest weakness is that I’m simply a perfectionist and I put in too many hours!).

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Gen AI: The Big Fizzle?

Goldman Sachs took 32 pages to say pretty much that. The media business may turn out to be an outlier, an industry perfectly suited to synthetic, multilingual words, sounds and images at scale. As for everyone else, well, the global consultancies will learn the truth first because they have rushed to monetize Gen AI — they aren’t yet succeeding.

Bloomberg Businessweek Goes Monthly

Now a misnomer, the Businessweek name will stick around for a while longer. Bloomberg is investing big in paper stock and photography. It’ll be a coffee table magazine, showcasing all that Bloomberg does. Now we know why Brad Stone took this new assignment. The first refurbed issue arrives in July.

Semafor Goes AI Crazy

Fourteen of 19 tech stories in the Semafor technology section are about AI. Two of the five outliers were about TikTok’s potential sale. Semafor sells itself on being differentiated. Chasing AI-news-of-the-day won’t achieve that.

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