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August 18, 2014 Tax inversions can be bad for shareholders — and for America

Source: MarketWatch

Individual investors typically produce better results when they live by a set of rules and beliefs on what to buy, hold or sell. Recently, based on news events that forced me to look at my own portfolio, I added a new guideline...

August 15, 2014 Five Essential Improvements to Corporate Governance

Source: JD Supra

Continuing with my list theme for the week, it is important to remind everyone that a culture of compliance begins with the board of directors, filters to the CEO who commits to promoting ethics and compliance in the company, and...

August 15, 2014 Shareholder resolutions prompt multinationals to set greenhouse gas targets

Source: IR Magazine

A series of 150 climate-related resolutions by institutional investors prompted 20 large US-based multinational companies to commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions or obtaining sustainably produced palm oil in the 2014 proxy...

August 15, 2014 The Responsible Business Awards 2014 Ceremony -Bacardi Limited, Interface, Twinings, Tetra Pak, KPMG LLP, ZipXpress, Herbert Smiths Freehills are scheduled to attend the Awards ceremony on September 29, London

Source: Ethical Corporation

Over 60 seats have already been claimed by the lucky ones, or those who made it to the shortlist for the Ethical Corporation's 5th Responsible Business Awards Ceremony on September 29th, London. [more]

August 15, 2014 Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Stock Surpasses $200,000 For The First Time

Source: The Street

Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A_) shares are up 1.5% to $202,605 on Thursday as the company topped $200,000 per share for the first time. The stock has more than doubled since the first time it hit six figures on October 5, 2006.

August 15, 2014 J.C.Penney earnings enthuses Wall Street

Source: USA Today

J.C.Penney renewed hope Thursday that its turnaround is gaining momentum after the troubled department store chain posted second-quarter results that exceeded Wall Street estimates.

August 14, 2014 Sustainable Brands® Community to Showcase New Business Performance Metrics

Source: Sustainable Brands

Sustainable Brands® recently announced the program and conversation leaders for its annual Sustainable Brands New Metrics’14 conference, scheduled for September 24-26 in Boston, MA. In partnership with MIT Sloan School of...[more]

August 14, 2014 Macy's cuts same-store sales forecast, shares drop

Source: Reuters

Macy's Inc cut its full-year same-store sales forecast, after second-quarter sales failed to make up for weakness in the first quarter when harsh winter weather kept shoppers away.

August 14, 2014 Corporate governance: who is guarding the guardians'

Financial News - The forthcoming stock market listing of RiskMetrics Group, a US portfolio risk analysis provider, has raised issues over the ownership and influence of proxy voting agencies. Proxy agencies advise fund managers...

August 13, 2014 With Disney Dispute, Has Amazon Gone Too Far?

Source: Forbes

In the latest sign that Amazon is willing to play hardball with suppliers, the online retailer has stopped accepting pre-orders on Disney movies including Maleficent and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It’s not clear what’s...

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