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October 1, 2014 Exxon fracking report responds to shareholdersSource: Houston Chronicle
Exxon Mobil issued a report Tuesday that acknowledges the environmental risks of hydraulic fracturing but also defends the practice as being better for the environment than other types of energy production and generation.
In The Capital - But this week the îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî, one of the largest food industry trade groups, announced that it would be launching a database of food additives, since most chemicals added to...
October 1, 2014 Anticipating Shareholder Proposals During the 2015 Proxy SeasonSource: JDSupra
As companies begin to prepare for the 2015 proxy season, it will be important to anticipate the types of shareholder proposals they should expect so that they can develop a more meaningful response. This can be accomplished by...
September 30, 2014 EU says Ireland tax deal with Apple was state aidSource: Reuters
The European Union has accused Ireland of giving Apple Inc. illegal state aid through tax arrangements that had "no scientific basis" but which helped the iPhone maker shelter tens of billions of dollars in international revenues...
September 29, 2014 9 CSR Lessons from Clinton Global Initiative MembersSource: Triple Pundit
What makes the efforts of Clinton Global Initiative (GCI) members so successful? CGI members include foundations, corporations and NGOs that have made tangible progress in tackling some of the world’s most pressing problems. From...
September 29, 2014 Profit From Global Warming Even If You Don't Believe In ItSource: Forbes
I’m not taking a stand about whether global warming is occurring, or whether human activity is causing it. Rather, I’m approaching the topic with a quote attributed to Trotsky in the back of my mind: “You might not be interested...
Source: Sustainable Brands
SAN FRANCISCO – The Sustainable Brands® community announces several initiatives focused on identifying, measuring and quantifying entirely new forms of business risk and value. Global senior executives across diverse industry...
September 26, 2014 Harvard’s Endowment Is Bigger Than Half the World’s EconomiesSource: Boston.com
Harvard University’s largest-in-the-country endowment saw returns of 15.4 percent in the last year, and now stands at $36.4 billion. That’s a lot of money.
September 25, 2014 Harvard taps Stephen Blyth to run $36.4B endowmentSource: CNBC
Stephen Blyth will take over as CEO of the unit overseeing Harvard University's $36.4 billion endowment on Jan. 1, the school announced Wednesday.
September 25, 2014 U.S. Treasury denies allowing 'excessive' executive pay at GM, AllySource: Reuters
The U.S. Treasury last year permitted top executives at General Motors Co and Ally Financial Inc to collect "excessive pay" while those companies were part of a taxpayer-funded government loan program, a special inspector general...
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