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February 6, 2015 Shareholder activism - Why activist investors are good for the public company

Source: The Economist

AS INVENTIONS go, the public company is one of capitalism’s greatest. Initial public offerings promote innovation, by providing an exit route for entrepreneurs; being listed makes a firm open to scrutiny; and ordinary people have...

February 4, 2015 Expert Cites Missteps, Myths and Methodologies Regarding Socially Responsible Investing in Established and Emerging/Frontier Markets

Source: Marketwired

The popularity of Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) has increased greatly in recent years as more investors are compelled by the desire to partake in "impact investing" -- investing money in ways that favourably impact the...

February 3, 2015 SEC to Review Corporate-Ballot Rules After Whole Foods Fight

Businessweek - âWe are extremely pleased the SEC has reconsidered,â said Amy Borrus, deputy director of the îCouncil of Institutional Investorsî, which represents public-sector pension funds and other...

February 2, 2015 Obama will propose mandatory tax on US companies' earnings held overseas

Source: The Guardian

Barack Obama will propose a major clampdown on US corporations with a one-off levy on an estimated $2tn of untaxed earnings being stashed overseas, using the windfall to rescue America’s crumbling road infrastructure.

February 2, 2015 Top Thought Leaders in Trust - 2015 Awards - GAI Chairman Hank Boerner Named Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Source: Trust Across America

Governance & Accountability Institute Chairman Hank Boerner was named to the 2015 awards list and is one of only 15 professionals named to the prestigious "Top Thought Leaders in Trust: 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners."[more]

February 2, 2015 Climate Change’s Bottom Line

Source: NY Times

To understand how the Risky Business Project came to be, it’s helpful to look at how the climate change battle has been waged over the years. In the early days, discussion was focused on fixing the problem and staving off...

January 28, 2015 Shareholders threaten boards over 'proxy access'

USA Today - "This is not going to be a merry dance," said Anne Simpson, senior portfolio manager with California Public Employees' Retirement System (îCalpersî), which manages a massive $296.3 billion in state pension...

January 21, 2015 Why socially responsible investing has finally entered the mainstream

Source: City AM

When we come to look back on 2014 in the years ahead, I believe that it will be seen as a watershed year in the long and varied history of investing. While there hasn’t been a single transformational event or action, over the...

January 15, 2015 Stock, bond markets tumble as Swiss let franc soar

Source: Reuters

Global markets were thrown into turmoil on Thursday as a shock move by Switzerland to abandon its three-year cap on the franc sent the currency soaring and Europe's shares and bond yields tumbling.

January 14, 2015 The Changing Landscape of Socially Responsible Investing: Q&A With an Expert

Source: Main Street

If you've ever bought shares of a mutual fund and silently grimaced at the prospect that it might be investing your money in unsavory ways--how do you feel about investing in Big Tobacco or oil companies or anything else that...

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