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June 3, 2015 Shareholders push companies to change executive pay

Source: The Hill

Responding to pressure from investors, a third of companies say they have changed their executive pay compensation plans, according to a new survey from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) released Tuesday.

June 3, 2015 Global economic growth has been incredibly slow this year, new report finds

Source: Washington Post

In its forecast for the world economy released Wednesday, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that global growth during the first quarter was the weakest at any point since the crisis.

May 29, 2015 Ex-Lehman Boss Has 'No Regrets' Over Collapse


In one of his first public appearances since the firm's demise - where it filed for the largest bankruptcy in US history - Dick Fuld claimed that the US Federal Reserve could have saved Lehman Brothers.

May 21, 2015 ‘Socially responsible’ investing has beaten the S&P 500 for decades

Source: MarketWatch

Socially responsible investing is gaining major traction, thanks in part to the emergence in the U.S. of “impact investing,” a concept that started in the U.K.

May 21, 2015 Protesters descend on McDonald's HQ ahead of shareholders meeting

Source: USA Today

CHICAGO — Thousands of protesters calling for a $15 minimum wage and a union have descended near the McDonald's headquarters as newly-installed CEO Steve Easterbrook gets ready to address annual shareholders meeting on Thursday...

May 20, 2015 Shareholder Proposals Regarding Corporate Respect for Human Rights

Source: JDSupra

Shareholder proposals filed during this year’s proxy season reflect investors’ continued concerns about the social and environmental impacts of corporate operations. The Proxy Preview published by As You Sow, the Sustainable...

May 14, 2015 Top CEOs Make 373 Times the Average U.S. Worker

Source: Wall Street Journal

CEOs at the nation’s largest publicly traded companies received 373 times the compensation of the average production and nonsupervisory worker last year, according to a new report Wednesday by the AFL-CIO. Figures compiled by the...

May 11, 2015 Demands by activist investors are on the rise

Source: Star Tribune

Calls to revamp boards of directors, install a new CEO or cut executive pay are higher than ever in 2015 with no signs of letting up. Increasingly, inflammatory letters that call for a different corporate strategy or faster...

May 8, 2015 Socially responsible investing continues to grow… but where are the best opportunities?

Source: SWNS

The popularity of Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) is soaring as investors look for ethical holdings with great returns. Buying stock in ‘socially responsible’ companies and funds has seen the asset class grow by more than...

May 7, 2015 Keurig’s K-Cup screw-up and how it K-pitulated Wednesday to angry consumers

Source: Wahington Post

It’s been called the “razor blade business model.” A company sells a product like a battery-operated razor blade handle at a relatively low price in order to sell a complementary consumable product later, like the astoundingly...

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