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September 8, 2014 Investing to Make a Difference Is Gaining GroundSource: NY Times
IF there is a traditional path to becoming an impact investor, it is the one taken by David Keller, who made a lot of money at a young age and retired from Cisco Systems in his 40s in 2002. Mr. Keller got the idea of starting...
September 4, 2014 Study Shows Socially Responsible Investing Improves PerformanceSource: New Amsterdam Partners
NEW YORK, September 3, 2014 - A recent study by New Amsterdam Partners has demonstrated that asset managers can create better portfolios weeding out stocks with low ESG ratings. It also found that stocks with higher ESG ratings...
September 3, 2014 Thomson Reuters Launches Corporate Responsibility Indices to Measure European ESG Performance
Benzinga - The Thomson Reuters CRI Europe Indices are part of a connected suite of ESG related products and services, which brings together the databases of Thomson Reuters îASSET4î, Thomson Reuters Corporate...
August 29, 2014 Beware of the Dark….and XBRL Errors Not Caught by SoftwareSource: FEI Daily
Don’t be in the dark, or send the wrong message to investors, when it comes to errors in XBRL filings. Some errors can be caught by software; however, many types of errors can’t be detected by software.
August 28, 2014 Investors May Find It Hard to Break Up With Oil and GasSource: Bloomberg
Investors seeking greener energy stocks will find it difficult to reproduce the returns offered by oil and natural gas producers, according to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
August 28, 2014 Why We’re So Down in the Dumps About the EconomySource: The Fiscal Times
Nearly five years after the recovery began, Americans in alarming numbers believe the Great Recession permanently damaged the economy and that many aspects of the lifestyle they once enjoyed – a good job, income security and more...
Source: Business Wire
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has transformed from business movement to business process. Individual and institutional investors not only want to know that your company is profitable; they also want to know that a company...
August 27, 2014 Gender Equality As an Investment ConceptSource: Huff Post
There is also an emerging consensus that the status and role of women may be an excellent clue to a company's growth potential--that the best companies, and therefore the best investments, are those that take advantage of the...
August 26, 2014 S&P hits record high but fails to close above 2000 - text/videoSource: USA Today
The Standard & Poor's 500 index crossed the 2000 level for the first time and notched its 29th record close Monday but failed to close above it. The benchmark U.S. stock index topped the psychologically important 2000 mark at...
August 25, 2014 Big business takes aim at corporate activistsSource: LA Times
Shareholder democracy" long has been derided as an oxymoron, like "military intelligence" or "jumbo shrimp." Yes, corporate managements bow endlessly to the mandate that they act exclusively in the shareholders' interest, but in...
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