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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.
Source: The Guardian
Citi Global Perspectives & Solutions (GPS), a division within Citibank (America’s third-largest bank), recently published a report looking at the economic costs and benefits of a low-carbon future. The report considered two...
September 1, 2015 Finland emerges most innovative country in the world
Modern Ghana - Hohoe (V/R), Aug. 31, GNA - Finland has emerged as the most innovative country in the world, with Switzerland coming a close second, the î??World Economic Forumî??'s annual 'Global Competitiveness...
August 31, 2015 Corporate Governance And Hedge Fund ActivismSource: ValueWalk
Over the past 25 years, hedge fund activism has emerged as new form of corporate governance mechanism that brings about operational, financial and governance reforms to a corporation. Many prominent business executives and legal...
Popular consumer brands Discovery Communications, Chipotle Mexican Grill and CVS Health Corp pay their chief executive officers more than a thousand times what they pay their typical worker, giving them the biggest internal pay...
August 26, 2015 Farm income seen falling 36% in 2015Source: CNBC
U.S. farm income is forecast to decline 36 percent in 2015, worse than originally projected—and representing the lowest farm income since 2006, according to the government.
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