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A new study for BlackRock shows exactly how active funds have an edge moving forward in the transition to net-zero emissions. Active investors’ advantage over traditional investors comes by incorporating sustainable insights, identifying climate-related financial catalysts, and seeking investment in emerging tech. Rich Kushel, Senior Managing Director at BlackRock says their strategies can identify companies and data points that generate a higher alpha. BlackRock is putting their money where their mouth is by launching an array of new active ESG funds across bond and equity markets targeting value or growth in different capitalization categories. In total, there will be nine new funds with ESG objectives.

FINSUM: The traditional rules of investment haven’t applied to ESG and technology, so a new set of analytical insights and active management may outperform traditional analysis.

Labor shortages are rampant all across the country. It’s at its most prominent in food services and restaurants, as 80% of restaurants report to be understaffed. Companies like Miso Robotics are stepping in, as they test burger-flipping robots at CaliBurger and White Castle and are expanding their abilities to wing production at Buffalo Wild Wings. Miso says their strategy was never to swing in or capitalize on a labor shortage, but undoubtedly they are benefiting from the epidemic that is affecting the whole country.The labor shortages could continue, and those shortages permeate the AI and robotics industry themselves. There is a lot of demand for those working on robotics, and in the meantime, they aren’t fully capable of supplanting the restaurant workforce, which means there is a lot of upside.

FINSUM: Restaurant services are full of opportunities for robotics and it’s not just in cooking, they are also being used in a major way for food delivery services.

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