Billionaire Robert Smith on Workforce Challenges, ESG Investing

Jan.20 — Robert Smith, the billionaire chief executive officer of Vista Equity Partners who pledged to pay off the student loans of Morehouse College’s class of 2019, discusses the challenges facing the next generation of workers and the importance of ESG investing. He speaks with Francine Lacqua on “Bloomberg Surveillance” at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

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Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain medieval quarters, with landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge. The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned.

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