One of the last projects David Bowie completed before his death earlier this year was Lazarus, a musical that pulled from his vast and varied catalogue of songs. This Friday, October 21st, a compilation album of material from Lazarus will be released via ISO/Columbia/RCA.In addition to the official cast recording of the show and Bowie’s version of the musical’s eerily prophetic title song, the Lazarus compilation will include three never-before-heard Bowie studio tracks. The three songs–“No Plan”, “Killing A Little Time”, and “When I Met You”–were recorded with the same band featured on Bowie’s final album Blackstar (stylized as a solid black five-pointed star), and have only been heard as performed by the cast of Lazarus (which includes the talented Michael C. Hall).Today, two of those three recordings–“When I Met You” and “No Plan”–were played on BBC radio. You can listen to “When I Met You” here (at 51:00) and its gloomy, dramatic counterpart “No Plan” here (46:00). Both of the tracks were recorded with Bowie’s longtime producer Tony Visconti.You can see the full track list for the Lazarus compilation below:CD 1:01. “Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)” – Ricky Nelson02. “Lazarus” – Michael C. Hall & Original New York Cast of Lazarus03. “It’s No Game” – Michael C. Hall, Lynn Craig & Original New York Cast of Lazarus04. “This Is Not America” – Sophia Anne Caruso & Original New York Cast of Lazarus05. “The Man Who Sold The World” – Charlie Pollack06. “No Plan” – Sophia Anne Caruso07. “Love Is Lost” – Michael Esper & Original New York Cast of Lazarus08. “Changes” – Cristin Milioti & Original New York Cast of Lazarus09. “Where Are We Now” – Michael C. Hall & Original New York Cast of Lazarus10. “Absolute Beginners” – Michael C. Hall, Cristin Milioti, Michael Esper, Sophia Anne Caruso, Krystina Alabado & Original New York Cast of Lazarus11. “Dirty Boys” – Michael Esper12. “Killing A Little Time” – Michael C. Hall13. “Life On Mars” – Sophia Anne Caruso14. “All The Young Dudes” – Nicholas Christopher, Lynn Craig, Michael Esper, Sophia Anne Caruso & Original New York Cast of Lazarus15. “Sound And Vision” – David Bowie16. “Always Crashing in the Same Car” – Cristin Milioti17. “Valentine’s Day” – Michael Esper & Original New York Cast of Lazarus18. “When I Met You” – Michael C. Hall & Krystina Alabado19. “Heroes – 4:43” – Michael C. Hall, Sophia Anne Caruso & Original New York Cast of LazarusCD 2:01. “Lazarus” – David Bowie02. “No Plan” – David Bowie03. “Killing A Little Time” – David Bowie04. “When I Met You” – David Bowie[h/t – Consequence of Sound]
Investors that do not consider environmental, social or corporate governance (ESG) risks in their portfolios risk breaching their fiduciary duty to members, according to the investment chief of one of Switzerland’s biggest asset owners.At the Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) conference in Berne on Tuesday, Frank Juliano, head of asset management at the CHF37.6bn (€32.7bn) Swiss buffer fund Compenswiss, said investors should “at least take it into consideration” even if ESG investments did not make it into portfolios.Authorities in Switzerland – in line with peers in the European Union – are considering making it mandatory for institutional investors to include ESG as part of their fiduciary duty.“We are managing assets for all Swiss people and we have to make sure our decisions are in their best interest,” Juliano said. “The outcome of an ESG assessment may be that it is not suitable for the portfolio, but without such an assessment you face possible drawdowns for insured people.”He emphasised, however, that there was “no one-size-fits-all approach”.Compenswiss runs the assets for the Swiss first pillar provider AHV/AVS, as well as for funds backing state healthcare and military service payments.Elsewhere at the SSF conference, delegates agreed that the issue of climate change should not be considered in isolation from other ESG factors.Remy Briand, head of ESG and real estate at MSCI, told delegates: “There is globally a lot more focus and interest in ESG and especially climate segment but how that questioning translates into strategies and targets to reduce risk still remains relatively coarse.”However, he said there had been “quite a bit of improvement”.Briand called on investors to be more informed in their decision to include, for example, low-carbon indices in their investment strategies.“A first step for investors should be to measure risk in their portfolio to see whether it is less or more exposed to carbon than the benchmark,” he said. “That is not something most institutions are doing right now.”Conference organiser the SSF Association was founded four years ago to promote ESG topics in Switzerland.
Students, faculty, administrators and members of the public will gather tonight at 6 p.m. in front of the Dept. of Public Safety office to unveil a monument commemorating the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.The memorial features a piece of an I-beam from the World Trade Center, and the event will be free and open to the public. The Fire Department of New York and the September 11th Families’ Association donated the structure after Jennifer Massey, a senior majoring in history, spearheaded an effort to establish a remembrance memorial for the victims of Sept. 11 at USC.Massey came up with the idea for a remembrance memorial after she heard those around her discuss 9/11 from an Angeleno’s perspective. Locals said they felt disconnected from the tragedy because it happened across the country. With this in mind, she set out to find a way to bring a piece of the World Trade Center to campus.“The university was extremely supportive from the beginning and thought the memorial was a great idea,” Massey said in an email to the Daily Trojan.She said she wanted the memorial to serve as a reminder for future generations.“Most current students remember very little about that day,” Massey wrote. “Sadly, in a few years, USC students will not have been born when it happened. This memorial will allow generations of Trojans to remember and learn about that tragic day.”The beam is intended to be a tribute to those killed in the Sept. 11 attacks and will give the campus community and surrounding public a space to reflect on the events of that day and pay their respects to anyone impacted. A plaque will be included in the display, and in the coming months USC will include a history board near the beam.“I am so honored and grateful that of all the places in Los Angeles, USC will have one of the few 9/11 mementos from that horrific day,” Dept. of Public Safety John Thomas said.The unveiling of the memorial will include members of the USC Naval ROTC, Air Force, Army and Color Guard to present the colors. Massey and Thomas will speak at the memorial tonight. Dr. Varun Soni, dean of religious life, and Kevin James, president of the City of Los Angeles Board of Public works, will also give speeches.“9/11 was an American tragedy and a global tragedy,” Soni said in an email to the Daily Trojan. “There were more than 90 countries represented in the deaths at the World Trade Center, and this was a tragedy that reshaped the world in many ways.”He emphasized that the diversity of the student body enabled it to recognize the importance of the memorial.“So it is entirely appropriate to install a 9/11 memorial here at USC as our Trojan Family is truly a global family, representing virtually every state in the country, every [country] in the world and every religion on the planet,” Soni wrote.A wreath will be placed at the memorial site every year on Sept. 11 to honor the 440 first responders, as well as thousands of others who lost their lives on the Tuesday morning that forever changed America.Chief Thomas has been safely guarding the beam in his office since its arrival in Los Angeles. He noted the spiritual significance behind the beam and how important it was to prevent the I-beam from sitting in an unguarded warehouse.“What’s important is that we always remember, and never forget, and this is a way that we can never forget,” Thomas said.