State Pension Plans Would Be Better Off Avoiding External Management Fees
Recent research finds state pension plans would be better off avoiding external asset managers when investing their assets – and would carry substantially smaller unfunded liabilities if they simply invested in a conventional index fund.
For Wineries, Competition Boosts Profits From Sustainability
An international study finds that the more sustainability practices a winery has in place, the better its financial performance – and the effect is enhanced when a winery perceives significant pressure from competitors.
Survey: 69% of Organizations Do Not Have Comprehensive Enterprise-wide Risk Management Processes in Place Despite Growing Corporate Risks
While most finance leaders agree corporate risks are increasing, less than a third report having complete enterprise risk management processes in place.
Cloud-Computing Tool Moves From the Lab to the Marketplace
How one NC State researcher's work has gone from the lab to a thriving company.
New Manufacturing Process for SiC Power Devices Opens Market to More Competition
Researchers are rolling out a new manufacturing process and chip design for silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, which can be used to more efficiently regulate power in technologies that use electronics.
Study Finds Current Corporate Sustainability Reporting Misses the Mark
A new study finds corporate sustainability reporting often focuses on issues that are unimportant to stakeholders, and offers specific suggestions to improve the content of future reporting efforts.
NC State to Play Workforce Training Role in National Biopharmaceutical Initiative
NC State is part of a new, federal initiative aimed at advancing U.S. leadership in the biopharmaceutical sector.
Faculty Inventors Recognized
Three faculty members at North Carolina State University are being named fellows by the National Academy of Inventors.
NC State Boosts Efforts to Commercialize Research Discoveries
NC State has announced that seven projects will receive support from its Chancellor’s Innovation Fund, aimed at moving innovative discoveries from the lab bench to the marketplace in areas ranging from the development of new antibiotics to the creation of faster, more accurate medical diagnostic tools.
NC State to Lead Southeast Manufacturing Innovation Hub
NC State University will lead the Southeast hub for a new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute that aims to spur technological innovation to improve the efficiency of advanced manufacturing in the United States.
New Techniques Make RFID Tags 25 Percent Smaller
NC State researchers have developed a suite of techniques that allow them to create passive radio-frequency identification tags that are 25 percent smaller – and therefore less expensive.
Study: Near-Shore Wind Farms Would Have Big Impact on Coastal Tourism
A study by economists at NC State finds that most people are unwilling to rent vacation homes that have a view of offshore wind turbines – and that those who will rent expect steep rental discounts unless the turbines are more than eight miles offshore.
Racial Makeup of Labor Markets Affects Who Gets Job Leads
Research from North Carolina State University and Rice University finds that the racial composition of a labor market plays a significant role in whether workers find out about job leads – regardless of the race of the worker.
New Tech Targets Cloud Computing Bugs
Computer science researcher Helen Gu has launched a start-up to help companies that use cloud computing improve the user experience for their customers.
Start-Up Connects Micro-Entrepreneurs With Tourists
How an interdisciplinary team of researchers is helping small, locally owned businesses connect with tourists to create economic prosperity -- and amazing experiences.