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Meet Six Leaders from the Newsweek Expert Forum

For more than 80 years, Newsweek has kept readers informed about what is happening in the world. Now Newsweek Expert Forum is bringing together innovative thinkers and industry leaders to share their insights on international issues, technology, business, culture and politics.

Expert Forum members have opportunities to build relationships and shape public opinion — connecting with peers from complementary fields and getting their ideas in front of a wide audience on Newsweek.com.

Meet six leaders from the Newsweek Expert Forum, and learn more about becoming a member.

Andrew Raupp, Founder, STEM.org

Andrew Raupp is an entrepreneur and educational leader. In 2001, he founded STEM.org, an educational research and credentialing organization that has played a key role in developing and growing the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education movement. The organization has worked with more than 140,000 pre-K to twelfth-grade students and 14,000 educators worldwide to date. Andrew and

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15 Ways Business Leaders Can Find Sustained Success In 2021

After all of the personal and professional challenges of 2020, business leaders around the world are looking at the year ahead for opportunities to improve themselves as well as the organizations they lead.

If you want to create the right conditions for a more positive and successful 2021, the members of Forbes Coaches Council can help. Below, they draw upon on their expert insight as leading coaches to share 15 things you can do to prepare for sustained success in the new year.

1. Review What Worked, What Didn’t And What You Want

I recommend using a three-step process at the end of every year: First, review what worked well for you this past year. Second, assess what could have gone better. Third, create a vision of what you

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EU, China leaders seal long-awaited investment deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — Top European Union officials and Chinese President Xi Jinping concluded a business investment deal Wednesday that will open big opportunities to European companies, but has the potential to irk the new American administration.

Amid concerns about the human rights situation in China, the EU said the seven-year-long negotiations were concluded “in principle” during a videoconference involving Xi, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and EU Council president Charles Michel.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel — whose country holds the rotating presidency of the EU — and French president Emmanuel Macron also took part in the discussions with the Chinese president, the EU said.

“We are open for business but we are attached to reciprocity, level playing field and values,” von der Leyen said.

The videoconference launched a ratification process that will take several months as the text of the agreement still needs to be legally reviewed and

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Make Covid-19 recovery green, say business leaders

More than 200 top UK firms and investors are calling on the government to deliver a Covid-19 recovery plan that prioritises the environment.

They say efforts to repair the economy should support the government’s commitment to tackle the climate change crisis.

They believe ministers should use the Covid-19 lockdown as a springboard to propel a green economy.

The signatories to the letter include Lloyds Bank, Asda, Siemens and Sky.

The proposals outlined by firms such as Mitsubishi, Signify and Yorkshire Water in a letter to the prime minister include:

  • Driving investment in low carbon innovation, infrastructure and industries.
  • Focusing support on sectors that can best support the environment, increase job creation and foster the recovery – whilst also decarbonising the economy.
  • Putting strings on financial support to ensure firms getting bailout cash are well managed, and in step with climate goals.

In a speech on Thursday Boris Johnson briefly committed

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