Visitors to the Aspen Institute campus in Aspen, CO will find a pastoral setting suitable for rest and relaxation. This week, however, attendees have arrived for the 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival with a focus on learning from some of the world’s best and brightest. Today Aspen Ideas speakers engaged their audiences with ideas on everything from education reform to sustainable economic growth.
Catch up on some of the highlights of the day:
On Education Equality:
PAMELA CANTOR and TIM SHRIVER spoke on a panel about the importance of emotional skills and readiness as it relates to academic success.
Must make the connection: Social emotional skills predict academic success. #edchat at #AspenIdeas pic.twitter.com/tsgMQERpCj
— Aspen Ideas Festival (@aspenideas) June 29, 2016
During the session, JESSICA ROSENWORCEL asks how technological constraints manifest themselves in an education gap:
The #HomeworkGap is the cruelest part of our new #digitaldivide. How can we fix it? Talking about it at #aspenideas: https://t.co/5SKLAFryN8
— Jessica Rosenworcel (@JRosenworcel) June 29, 2016
On Sustainable Business:
In a breakout session on creating sustainable growth, MARK TERCEK remarked that sustainability has reached a point where it is now “business as usual” for investors.
Sustainability becoming part of biz as usual for investors but still need patient capital says @MarkTercek. #AspenIdeas
— David Festa (@davidfesta) June 29, 2016
How can businesses demonstrate that they are practicing sustainable strategies? Erika Karp explains that the proof is in good governance:
.@Cornerstone_Cap‘s Erika Karp on ESG at #AspenIdeas pic.twitter.com/QpfnCekmTH
— Bank of America News (@BofA_News) June 29, 2016
It’s 2016, and sustainable growth and responsible investing have become table stakes — period.
On a Changing Supreme Court
During today’s marquee event, the Afternoon of Conversation, Yale Law professor STEPHEN CARTER cut to the chase with his thoughts on a divided Supreme Court:
.@StepCarter of @Yale: “this is a tragic age for the Supreme Court.” Not only 4/4 court but previous reliance on 5/4 decisions #AspenIdeas
— Fritz Lodge (@FritzLodge) June 29, 2016
Says NANCY GERTNER, “SCOTUS has changed fundamentally.” The lack of consensus on SCOTUS is emblematic of the climate of coalition politics in which we live.
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