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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.
News & Updates
October 31, 2014 Breathing Cleaner Air to Cost Americans on Utility BillsSource: Bloomberg
U.S. electricity markets face years of higher prices as clean-air regulations shut more coal-fired power plants than earlier forecast, cutting supply and forcing producers to rely more on natural gas.
October 31, 2014 Strengthening US growth reflects help from FedSource: State Journal
The U.S. economy powered its way to a solid annual growth rate of 3.5 percent from July through September, outpacing most of the developed world and appearing on track to extend its momentum through this year and beyond. The...
October 31, 2014 Does Shareholder Scrutiny Affect Executive Compensation? Evidence from Say-on-Pay VotingSource: Value Walk
As a result of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, public firms must periodically hold advisory shareholder votes on executive compensation (“say on pay”). We examine how firms change the structure and level of executive pay when they...
Research & Insights
October 21, 2014 Shareholder ‘No’ Votes on Pay Show UptickSource: CFO
A new report on the 2014 proxy season show a rise in the number of executive compensation plans that failed to receive majority shareholder support.
September 16, 2014 It's clear that prosperity and climate change action can go hand in handSource: Guardian (UK)
The link between economic growth and action to reduce the risks of climate change is the focus of the New Climate Economy report issued on Tuesday. Its credentials are impressive and its findings emphatic.
Source: Yahoo News
When Washington eliminated corporate tax deductions on health insurance executive compensation above $500,000 under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law in 2013, it generated more than $72 million in additional tax...
Commentary & Opinion
October 28, 2014 Who is pushing – and buying – socially responsible investmentsSource: Investment News
Socially responsible investing is on the rise, and women advisers are leading the way in offering clients opportunities to invest in a personally meaningful way. Sixty-one percent of female advisers say they have offered SRI...
October 27, 2014 The Financial Case For Fossil-Fuel Divesting?Source: Forbes
There’s a financial case for divesting from funds with holdings in the fossil fuel industry, according to an advisor and author on socially responsible investing, but most activists don’t make the financial case.
October 24, 2014 Income Inequality Got You Down? Do Something About It!Source: Huff Post
The wealthy continue to see significant income and wealth gains while the majority of people are experiencing stagnant living standards. Income inequality is one of the most significant financial stories right now, and there's no...
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