• 5 top VCs reveal the favorite cybersecurity startups in their portfolios, after investors pumped a record $7.8 billion into the industry last year

    1 day ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement The cybersecurity market is booming like few other sectors of investing. Venture capitalists poured more than $7.8 billion into the cybersecurity industry globally in 2020, setting a new record. PitchBook, the startup analyst company, estimated the overall value of cybersecurity startups in 2020 at $148.2 billion, and projected that figure to swell to $206.9 billion by 2024.
    Yet the geeky, highly technical industry, aswirl with hype and jargon as big hacks make headlines, can be tough for outsiders to make sense of. That means they may miss out as investors rush to...
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  • Companies have issued $240 billion of debt with incentives tied to environmental and social targets over the last year

    Companies have issued $240 billion of debt with incentives tied to environmental and social targets over the last year

    1 day ago - By Business Insider

    ESG investing accounts for the sustainability and societal impact of an investment and can be personalized to reflect the values of the investor.
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    Companies have issued $240 billion of debt with incentives linked to environmental and social goals over the past year.
    Anheuser-Busch InBev launched a $10.1 billion revolving credit facility tied to environmental targets.
    Gerardo Chiaia, the CEO of Portugese platics company Logoplaste, says this type of loan will become "part of the license to operate."
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  • Companies have issued $240 billion of debt with incentives tied to environmental and social targets over the last year

    Companies have issued $240 billion of debt with incentives tied to environmental and social targets over the last year

    1 day ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Over the past year companies like Anheuser-Busch InBev and BlackRock have taken a greater interest in a new type of debt that uses self-made targets for environmental, social, and governance progress to incentivize or punish borrowers.
    Accroding to the Wall Street Journal , companies have issued nearly $240 billion of debt since last summer linked to ESG goals such as cutting carbon emissions or getting more women on boards.
    This carrot or stick approach to lending gives companies the opportunity to reduce their interest rate burdens for meeting specific targets...
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