Jul 25, 2019

A first look at Michael Bloomberg's 2019 Global Business Forum

Bloomberg's Global Business Forum. Photo: Bloomberg Philanthropies via Flickr

Moguls, big minds and heads of state will join Michael R. Bloomberg and Bloomberg Philanthropies for the third annual Bloomberg Global Business Forum, at New York's Plaza Hotel on Sept. 25, during the UN General Assembly.

Some big names include Snap CEO Evan Spiegel, former top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn, the IMF's Christine Lagarde, World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva and Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

Other attendees include:

  • Kuwait Investment Authority Managing Director Farouk A. Bastaki, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, NYSE President Stacey Cunningham, Tigress Financial Partners CEO Cynthia DiBartolo, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, Gulf International Bank (UK) CEO Katherine Garrett-Cox, , Novozymes President and CEO Peder Holk Nielsen, Disney's Bob Iger, Henry Kissinger, KKR's Henry Kravis, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, Care.com founder Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Hank Paulson and Australian Super Chair Heather Ridout AO.

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What Corporate America is doing about guns

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

As the nation debates the best ways to curb mass shootings, America’s biggest companies are reconsidering their relationships with the gun industry.

Why it matters: The manufacturing, selling and transportation of guns is a complicated supply chain that touches much of corporate America, including retailers, banks and shippers. These corporations don't face partisan gridlock and can take action on guns swiftly, but the moves of a few companies won’t have the effect that new laws would.

Go deeperArrowAug 8, 2019

Carlyle Group set to become latest big private equity firm

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

The Carlyle Group Wednesday morning announced that it will become the latest big private equity firm to convert from a publicly traded partnership into a C-corporation.

The big picture: Carlyle converting, on its face, isn't too surprising. Rivals like Apollo, Blackstone and KKR already took the plunge. But this particular conversation is different because Carlyle is giving all of its shares equal voting rights, meaning that the firm's 30% outside owners will have a 30% say in the business. Other firms have maintained a dual-class share structure.

Go deeperArrowJul 31, 2019

Big Oil CEOs to huddle on sidelines of UN climate summit

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

CEOs of the world’s biggest oil companies will face critical questions from environmentalists at an invite-only forum Sept. 23 in New York City, on the sidelines of a major UN climate summit.

Why it matters: The burning of fossil fuels that oil and gas companies produce is a big reason Earth’s temperature is rising, yet their products are also the foundation of the global economy.

Go deeperArrowJul 31, 2019