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June 26, 2013 Climate Change and Financial Instability Seen as Top Global Threats

Source: Pew Research

Publics around the world are concerned about the effect of global climate change and international financial instability, with majorities in many of the nations surveyed saying these are major threats to their countries. But...

June 13, 2013 A Call For Google To Face A Tax Inquiry. Not That It Will Go Anywhere

Source: Forbes

The Public Accounts Committee in the UK has released its report on the taxation of multinationals. Google comes in for a lot of stick in it, something which is absolutely no surprise to anyone who has been observing the evidence...

May 2, 2013 CEO Salaries Climb as Companies Fight Pay Scale Disclosure Law

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 environment

Source: 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...

March 4, 2013 4 reasons why your business should embrace sustainability

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': Report

Source: 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 year

Source: 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 more

Source: 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...

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