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June 17, 2014 Corporate Sustainability - What Matters?Source: Governance & Accountability Institute
New York, NY — (Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.) — Sustainability - "What Matters?" — That is the question for company managements and investors as they prepare sustainability / corporate responsibility reports....
June 16, 2014 The Surge in Investing by Conscience
New York Times - But strategies with an explicit social component are growing rapidly, according to the most current data from the industry association that supports and tracks this field: îUS SIFî â the Forum...
June 14, 2014 Investor Coalition Successfully Urges Natural Gas Companies to Address Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing OperationsSource: Green Century Capital Management, 617
Under pressure from a coalition of investors for the fifth year in a row, major oil and gas companies including ExxonMobil, EQT, and Occidental Petroleum agreed to report on steps being taken to mitigate the adverse environmental...
June 13, 2014 Balancing act for P&G: Going green at right price
Cincinnati - A TEMPTING TARGET FOR GROUPS LIKE GREENPEACE Andrew Behar, chief executive of Oakland, California-based shareholder advocacy group îAs You Sowî, says P&G's high profile makes the company a tempting...
June 12, 2014 Wall Street Retreats From Record HighsSource: NY Times
The stock market dropped on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index pulling back from recent record highs, following the World Bank’s reduction of its global growth forecast.
June 12, 2014 Target Shareholders Approve All 10 Board NomineesSource: ABC News
Target shareholders elected all 10 nominees to the company's board despite recommendations from a prominent proxy advisory firm to get rid of the majority in the wake of massive data breach. Institutional Shareholder Services...
June 11, 2014 The shareholders putting sustainability on the agenda
theguardian.com - Each year, my organisation, Ceres, co-ordinates and tracks the number of climate and sustainability resolutions that are filed by investors affiliated with our îInvestor Network on Climate Riskî....
June 3, 2014 Intro to Sustainability Investing - text/videoSource: Ecopreneurist
Instead of investing just for the sake of profits and a healthy return, the world of sustainability investing is also focused on the triple bottom line, where the social and environmental aspects of a business are as important as...
The Dow and the S&P 500 finished at record highs again on Monday after a closely watched read on U.S. manufacturing was revised to show more strength than initially indicated. Industrials and material stocks were among the day's...
June 3, 2014 FLASH REPORT: Seventy-Two Percent (72%) of the S&P Index Published Corporate Sustainability Reports in 2013 — Dramatically Up from 52% in 2012 & Just About 20% in 2011Source: Governance & Accountability Institute
New York, NY — June 2, 2014 — In an analysis just completed by the Governance & Accountability Institute research team, seventy two percent (72%) of the companies included in The S&P 500 Index® were found to have published a...
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