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PGIM Names Kathy Sayko Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer

"Kathy's extensive involvement with diversity and inclusion initiatives during her time at Prudential will allow us to continue building our reputation as a career destination for top talent."

Originally Published by Prudential.

PGIM has named Kathy Sayko as its next chief inclusion and diversity officer, effective Sept. 12. Sayko will succeed Cathy Verhoff, who is retiring at the end of the year. PGIM, among the world's top 10 asset managers with $1.2 trillion in assets under management as of June 30, 2018, is the global investment management business of U.S.-based Prudential Financial, Inc.

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Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth Announces Inaugural Class of Data Fellows

Program brings together leading minds – from Internet pioneer to economist to brain surgeon – to close the information equality gap and tackle society's biggest challenges.

Originally Published by Mastercard.

The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth announced its new Data Fellows program – a collaboration with some of the world's brightest minds to harness data insights for social good. Over the course of the next 12 months the Fellows, including Internet pioneer Vint Cerf and sociologist Nicholas A. Christakis, will study trends and develop actionable insights to help policy makers and others put in place programs that can potentially improve the economic stability of vulnerable communities around the world, starting in the U.S.

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BASF Has Developed the World's First Particle Foam Based on Polyethersulfone

The foam, that is lightweight, stiff and strong, highly temperature resistant, intrinsically flame retardant, is suitable for complex-shaped components in cars, airplanes and trains.

Originally Published by BASF.

After two years of intensive research, BASF is now able to present prototypes of the world's first particle foam based on polyethersulfone (PESU). The foam is characterized by its unique combination of properties: high-temperature resistance, inherent flame retardancy - and its extreme light weight coupled with great stiffness and strength. It is therefore particularly well suited for complex-shaped components in cars, airplanes and trains, which require excellent mechanical properties together with the ability to withstand high operating temperatures or to meet stringent flame-retardant requirements. The expandable PESU granulate is pre-foamed into beads with low densities between 40 and 120 g/L and can be processed into molded parts with complex 3D geometries using technologies available on the market.

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Why Johnson & Johnson Is on a Mission to Make Treating Pediatric Patients Safer

For Baby Safety Month, the company's Head of Pediatric Drug Development talks about the industry-leading Child Health Innovation Leadership Department.


Originally Published by Johnson & Johnson.

By Tamekia Reece

Ensuring the safety and well-being of children has been a cornerstone of Johnson & Johnson's work for over 100 years.

Today, the company helps provide treatments to millions of kids across the globe to address everything from tuberculosis to intestinal worm infections, so children can reach their full potential. It's just one facet of a larger commitment: help improve the health of future generations, or "GenH."

It's why Johnson & Johnson created the Child Health Innovation Leadership Department (CHILD), which is part of the company's Office of the Chief Medical Officer. The mission of CHILD is to help drive the creation of new and better policies around medical treatments for children, as well as uphold the safety and effectiveness of pediatric drugs.Another important facet of that commitment: help improve medical innovation for these little patients.

In honor of Baby Safety Month, we spoke to Samuel Maldonado, M.D., Head of Pediatric Drug Development and Vice President, Child Health Innovation Leadership Department, Johnson & Johnson, to learn more about the company's forward-thinking work for kids.

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Nielsen Examines the Digital Habits and Impact of Black Consumers

"African American influence has long resonated cross-culturally, and now it's being delivered directly from creator to consumer. Give talented, creative people unobstructed access to the world stage and, inevitably, they will shine."

Originally Published by Nielsen.

African American consumers are enjoying a remarkable period of influence, cultural expression and entrepreneurship that is manifesting digitally and trending mainstream, according to global researcher Nielsen. With the highest smartphone ownership and usage of any demographic group and an unyielding desire for self-expression and image control, African Americans are leveraging digital platforms and technology to move from consumers to creators--of platforms, products, content and financial ecosystems.

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KPMG Study: Tax Leaders Say They Will Embrace Innovation to Cope with Reform and Transform Their Businesses

New Chief Tax Officer Outlook Highlights Global Tax Reform and Technologies As Key Challenges for Next 12 Months.

Originally Published by KPMG.

As economic, regulatory and technologic changes—along with a drive for innovation—push tax departments to continue to evolve, Chief Tax Officers (CTOs) say that harnessing the benefits of new technologies and addressing the ever-increasing reporting and compliance requirements for U.S. and global tax reform are among the major challenges they face in the next 12 months, according to a new annual study from KPMG LLP in conjunction with Forbes Insights.

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