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June 12, 2014 Target Shareholders Approve All 10 Board Nominees

Source: 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 - 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/video

Source: 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...

June 3, 2014 Dow, S&P end at records; Apple, Google drag on Nasdaq

Source: Reuters

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 2011

Source: 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...[more]

June 2, 2014 AMP to ban coal from 'responsible' funds

The Australian - This move enhances our ability to do that. AMP Capital is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment and a member of the Investor Group on Climate Change. (Australia/New Zealand). >...

May 30, 2014 Wal-Mart fights back at proxy firm

Source: SF Gate

NEW YORK— Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, fired back at a prominent proxy advisory firm that critiqued the company's executive pay plan and how it's handled an overseas bribery probe. Institutional Shareholder Services...

May 28, 2014 Ethical Corporation launches their 5th Annual Responsible Business Awards

Source: Ethical Corporation

Ethical Corporation’s celebration of sustainability and CSR best practice from around the world is back for its 5th year...The Responsible Business Awards are back, for the fifth year, with the entry deadline on June 25th 2014...[more]

May 28, 2014 Stocks surge as S&P 500 closes at new record high

Source: USA Today

Stocks jumped Tuesday as investors sent the Standard & Poor's 500 index to new all-time highs. Investors were encouraged by better-than-expected economic data and corporate deals. The S&P 500 rose 11.38 points, or 0.6%, to a...

May 27, 2014 100 Best Corporate Citizens List Dubbed 'Transparent'

Earth 911 - The publicationâs annual report is compiled by îIW Financialî and uses publicly accessible information to measure top publicly traded companiesâ corporate social responsibility profiles....

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