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Venture Capitalists Get Paid Well to Lose Money

Harvard Business Review

2013 had all the signs of being a comeback year for venture capital. The industry realized its highest returns since the Internet boom. Yet 2013 annual industry performance data from Cambridge Associates shows that venture capital continues to underperform the S&P 500, NASDAQ and Russell 2000. The ongoing poor performance of venture capital firms should be an obvious problem for institutional investors. LPs pay VCs like asset managers, not investors.

The Comprehensive Business Case for Sustainability

Harvard Business

Today’s executives are dealing with a complex and unprecedented brew of social, environmental, market, and technological trends. These require sophisticated, sustainability-based management. Hoping to alleviate their concerns, this article also provides concrete examples of how sustainability benefits the bottom line. Traditional business models aim to create value for shareholders, often at the expense of other stakeholders. ” Improving risk management.