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On this week’s episode, we talk about:

Shareholder energy

Larry Fink, the chairman and CEO of BlackRock – and arguably essentially the most highly effective individual in finance – has mentioned he desires his firm to place energy again within the palms of the folks. The context is that BlackRock, the world’s largest asset supervisor, runs a variety of passive funds, of the kind that nearly everybody with a pension will spend money on, whether or not they realize it or not. Critics of passive funds say they don’t encourage good stewardship: shareholder democracy is supposed to be about “one share, one vote” – you personal a little bit of the corporate, so you need to have a say in the way it’s run – however an enormous asset supervisor like this successfully owns all of the votes. So what’s Fink’s answer?

Rigidity in Bosnia

The UN has issued a warning over rising hate speech in Bosnia forward of nationwide elections later this yr. The intervention follows threats by Bosnian Serb chief Milorad Dodik to tug the nation’s Serb enclave – the Republica Srpska – out of key establishments, a transfer described as “tantamount to secession”. So is bother as soon as once more brewing in Europe’s yard – and does the West have the abdomen to confront an outbreak of violence?  

Anglican angst

Anglican church buildings exterior England could be given extra of a say within the number of the following Archbishop of Canterbury, below plans being mentioned by the church. This displays a shift within the international make-up of the congregation – Anglican church attendance is plummeting within the UK, however very wholesome abroad – and in addition an try to handle the church’s colonial previous. However reforms supposed to extend racial range may set again the illustration of different teams, together with ladies and LGBTQ+ folks, within the church hierarchy.