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March 21, 2014 Americans Again Pick Environment Over Economic Growth

Source: Gallup

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans are more likely to say protection of the environment should be given priority, even at the risk of curbing economic growth. Since 2009, during the economic downturn, Americans generally prioritized...

December 3, 2013 "Rebuilding Trust in the Financial Markets" - Still a Concern 5+ Years Later

Reuters - NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "Only 22 percent of Americans trust the financial system. Despite a broad stock market rally since the financial crisis officially ended, public distrust of banks and investment...

November 4, 2013 Transition to a low carbon economy fails to pick up pace, report finds

Source: Guardian

A new report shows the rate of progress on decarbonising the global economy is too slow to meet carbon reduction targets, as CEOs continue to focus on growth, resilience and reputation

October 18, 2013 Summary of Economic Reports by Federal Reserve District Banks

Source: Bloomberg

Following is a summary of U.S. economic conditions as reported by the 12 Federal Reserve district banks in the central bank’s latest regional survey, also known as the Beige Book. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago prepared the...

September 19, 2013 Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014

Botswana Gazette - This installment discusses the Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014 that was recently released by the îWorld Economic Forumî. The report assesses the competitiveness of 148 economies and also...

September 4, 2013 Knightmare on Wall Street, The Asian Century Report, Stephanie Ruhle,Erik Shatzker,Bloomberg,Knight Capital,HFT,SEC - Perez, who was recently interview on Bloomberg TV by Market Makers anchors Stephanie Ruhle and ... Perez has an undergraduate degree from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru (1994), a Master...

August 1, 2013 Corporate Shareholders Are Getting Nervous About How Climate Change Will Affect Their Investments

Source: Climate Progress

Shareholders and large pension funds are getting skittish about how climate change could threaten the companies they’ve invested in. That’s according to The Daily Climate, which picked up on a new data release by Ceres — a U.S....

July 12, 2013 Social responsibility most important to Generation Y investors, says survey

Blue & Green Tomorrow - Younger investors are more concerned about making socially and environmentally responsible investments, according to a survey by investor website Millionaire Corner. Its study found that in 49% of...

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?


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...

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