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With the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris days away, a new study suggests that, left unchecked, climate change will shrink the global economy by 23 percent
November 12, 2015 UK becomes only G7 country to increase fossil fuel subsidiesSource: The Guardian
The UK is alone among G7 nations in dramatically increasing its fossil fuel subsidies, despite an earlier pledge to phase them out, a new report has found.
October 26, 2015 German business optimism resilient after VW scandalSource: Washington Post
FRANKFURT, Germany — Germany’s Ifo index of business optimism fell by less than expected in October, as executives’ outlooks for Europe’s largest economy remained relatively strong despite worries about a scandal at Volkswagen...
October 15, 2015 Socially Responsible Retirement InvestingSource: Main Street
Data from Calvert Investments shows 87% of retirement savers say they "want investment options that align with their values," and 82% say they want socially responsible investments offered to them in their employer-sponsored...
A relentless deceleration in the economies of the developing world will cause global growth to slow this year and only pick up a bit more pace in 2016, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.
September 25, 2015 Corporate governance: Passive Investors, Not Passive OwnersSource: ValueWalk
Passive Investors, Not Passive Owners, a study by Ian R. Appel, Todd A. Gormley, and Donald B. Keim examined whether passive institutional investors, like Vanguard and Dimensional Fund Advisors do influence firms and if they care...
September 25, 2015 2015 Shareholder Activism Study From FTI Consulting and Activist Insight Finds Continued Appetite for Activism in Global Marketplace
GlobeNewswire - Steven Balet, Managing Director and activism specialist in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting, noted, "Recent examples of institutions and activists working together include Relational and...
September 22, 2015 The 800 ways taxpayer money supports fossil fuel industries
MSN - â??If other developing countries were included, then the total would be much higher,â?? said Angus McCrone, senior analyst at Bloomberg î??New Energy Financeî?? in London. â??The reassuring...
September 10, 2015 Survey: US more competitive globally, but inequality a riskSource: Seattle PI
WASHINGTON — Income inequality will remain a persistent problem despite brighter prospects for U.S. companies globally, according to an annual survey of Harvard Business School alumni.
September 9, 2015 Is Institutional Investor Stewardship Still Elusive?Source: ValueWalk
This article examines, on the fifth anniversary of the landmark UK Stewardship Code, the notable achievements and continuing challenges in the drive to encourage institutional investors to be informed and engaged owners.
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