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July 10, 2013 The Inarguable Truth of Mark Kritzman (cost of divestment?)

Source: Paul A. Ruud, Department of Economics

On January 22 of this year, Middlebury College convened a public discussion about its endowment.1 The discussion focused on two topics: the factors the college’s trustees should consider in determining new restrictions on the...

July 9, 2013 What do investors expect from non-financial reporting?

Source: EUROSIF - ACCA

Investors’ interest in corporate non-financial information is growing. As of 2011, assets managed under investment strategies incorporating nonfinancial information represented in excess of EUR 10.5 trillion globally, of which...

June 26, 2013 Study: Most Americans Unhappy at Work - text/video

Source: WSAW.com

Only 30 percent of American employees feel engaged or inspired at their jobs and the vast majority of U.S. workers -- 70 percent -- are not reaching their full potential, a Gallup study concluded. The 2013 State of the American...

June 20, 2013 Socially Responsible Investing Moving From Upstream to Mainstream

Source: Huff Post

A first-of-its-kind survey of 1,300 green businesses, to be showcased later this week at the annual LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) conference in Boulder, CO reveals that, over the last decade, the assets of SRI...

June 11, 2013 Study Shows Most Investors Don’t Support Climate-Related Shareholder Resolutions

Source: Triple Pundit

Last year, PwC released a report presenting seven reasons why investors care about sustainability. The first one was “sustainability shareholder resolutions gaining traction,” showing growing support by investors for...

June 3, 2013 Resilient Portfolios & Fossil-Free Pensions

Source: GoFossilFree

ADAPTING CITY AND STATE PENSION FUNDS FOR RESILIENCY TO 21ST CENTURY RISKS AND FOSSIL FUEL EXPOSURE

April 17, 2013 Executives from Twenty Major Corporations Collaborate to Produce Landmark Report on Global Corporate Philanthropy

Marketwatch - NEW YORK, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Conference Board has released Corporate Philanthropy ... and pitfalls opened up by the latest thinking on social responsibility and social investment." Drawing...

April 5, 2013 WHILE USA CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING CONTINUES TO RISE -- EXTERNAL ASSURANCE OF SUSTAINABILITY DATA LAGS GLOBAL TRENDS

Source: GRI’s US Data Partner; Governance & Accountability Institute

New York, NY– A report released by the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Focal Point USA examines the external assurance practices of US companies that use the GRI Guidelines. The analysis, conducted in collaboration with...[more]

April 4, 2013 It's still the economy, not the environment

Source: NBC News

A new Gallup poll finds that 48 percent of Americans think economic growth should be given priority even if the environment suffers somewhat. In contrast, 43 percent say the environment should get priority even at the risk of...

February 11, 2013 ESG issues are key this year

Source: FT Adviser

We recently conducted a survey of fund managers to canvass their views and opinions on environmental, social and governance issues because these factors are playing an increasingly prominent and integral role in our multi-manager...

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