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“Accounting…and…accountability” – these are clearly linked terms with common meaning that emerged along with the modern capitalist system, deriving from Middle European languages and cultures.  “Accounting,” (says Webster’s New Collegiate) is derived from the medieval, “to tell…” -- as today’s accounting systems are designed to “accurately tell the story” of an organization’s financial condition. 

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March 2, 2015 Billionaire now claims he was misquoted when he said 'America's lifestyle expectations are far too high' ...and argues he's always fought against inequality

Daily Mail - Greene, a self-made businessman worth around $3 billion, spoke at the îWorld Economic Forumî in Davos, Switzerland, last month, reportedly saying he believes people in the United States need to stop...

March 2, 2015 Institutional investors should broaden horizons

asiaasset.com - Institutional investors should expand their horizons beyond their familiar opportunity set and adopt less constrained strategies following strong run-ups in asset prices in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis...

March 2, 2015 Wal-Mart's pay hike will have massive ripple effects in America

Source: Business Insider

After decades of shop floor and political campaigning, US retailers are finally finally beginning to increase their minimum wages. While the increase is benefiting millions of workers across the country, its driving force is...

Research & Insights

February 25, 2015 GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT ALLIANCE ISSUES SECOND INTERNATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF THE SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT LANDSCAPE

Source: GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT ALLIANCE

WASHINGTON, DC —The global sustainable investment market has grown substantially in both absolute and relative terms, according to The Global Sustainable Investment Review 2014, a report released by the Global Sustainable...[more]

February 13, 2015 100 Most Overpaid CEOs: New Report Shows Skyrocketing Executive Pay in S&P 500 Companies

International Business Times - Ever wonder how much the top dogs make in corporate America these days' A new report released Thursday from îAs You Sowî, a California-based non-profit foundation that promotes corporate...

February 12, 2015 New White Paper from Breckinridge Capital Advisors Examines the Value of Corporate Bond ESG Analysis

The Providence Journal - Breckinridge's corporate bond ESG research framework combines aggregated data from MSCI, GMI, Bloomberg, and îSustainalyticsî with calculations Breckinridge has created in-house to evaluate...

Commentary & Opinion

February 25, 2015 Keystone Solution Runs Through Canada

Source: Michael Bloomberg

The Keystone XL pipeline has become a perfect symbol of Washington’s dysfunction. Democrats exaggerate its environmental impact while Republicans exaggerate its economic benefits. In the debate, each side talks past the other,...

February 25, 2015 Socially Responsible Investing: An Overcrowded Trade [Part One]

Source: Value Walk

Two weeks ago, I wrote an article for ValueWalk covering the performance of big tobacco stocks over the past few decades. And while the data itself is interesting — there seems to be an anomaly as to why big tobacco and sin...

February 25, 2015 HSBC, tax and why good companies do bad things

Source: ft.com

HSBC was surely hoping for a better start to its 150th anniversary than its chief executive Stuart Gulliver calling its behaviour a “source of shame”.




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