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NewsMax - Top corporate executives are getting richer than ever as regular workers suffer pay scale setbacks, according to a report by Bloomberg. Fortune 500 chief executive officers now make 204 times what regular workers bring...
April 9, 2013 Survey: 87% of Americans ‘Not Confident’ About Their Retirement (And What You Can Do About It!)Source: Money News
Despite the Dow recently hitting all-time highs, millions of Americans still have a dismal outlook when it comes to their own ability to retire, a new survey reveals. Conducted by the Employment Benefit Research Institute, the...
April 4, 2013 It's still the economy, not the environmentSource: NBC News
A new Gallup poll finds that 48 percent of Americans think economic growth should be given priority even if the environment suffers somewhat. In contrast, 43 percent say the environment should get priority even at the risk of...
Source: Tehnicaly Philly
If you’re not adopting sustainable practices, like installing solar panels or giving bikes to your employees (the way IKEA does), you’re missing out on an opportunity, said local business owners who spoke at a recent panel on the...
March 1, 2013 What Explains the Racial Wealth Gap?.Source: Wall Street Journal
White families build wealth faster than black households, a phenomenon economists call the “racial wealth gap.” What explains this growing divide? The biggest drivers, new research shows, are home ownership and income levels....
February 12, 2013 High CEO Pay Relies On 'Self-Serving Myth': ReportSource: Huff Post
A new report undermines a common rationale for paying chief executives huge sums. The notion that CEOs will jump ship lured by the offer of better pay in another country is a "self-serving...myth," concludes research published...
February 11, 2013 ESG issues are key this yearSource: FT Adviser
We recently conducted a survey of fund managers to canvass their views and opinions on environmental, social and governance issues because these factors are playing an increasingly prominent and integral role in our multi-manager...
February 7, 2013 Study: Firms that purport to value shareholders pay CEOs moreSource: EurekAlert
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Ever wonder why CEOs at poorly performing companies continue to receive exorbitant pay packages? According to a study from a University of Illinois labor professor, firms that trumpet how much they value...
February 6, 2013 Companies profit from embracing sustainabilitySource: MIT
The percentage of companies reporting a profit from their sustainability efforts rose 23 percent last year, to 37 percent, according to the most recent global study by the MIT Sloan Management Review (MIT SMR) and the Boston...
January 22, 2013 Finance, banking the least-trusted industries, survey findsSource: LA Times
Financial services and banks were the least-trusted industries last year, according to a public relations firm's annual survey. Only 46% of U.S. respondents said they trusted the financial services industry, and only 41% said...
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