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July 17, 2014 Why investments that do good make good business sense

Reuters - The business potential is not insignificant. About $1 of every $9 is invested in sustainable and responsible investing strategies in the U.S., according to a 2012 report from îUS SIFî: The Forum for...

July 17, 2014 Bloody day for boards as shareholders revolt

The Independent - îPensions & Investment Research Consultantsî (Pirc), the advisory group which examines companyâs pay awards, said the water utility's new pay policies were âconsidered to be...

July 17, 2014 Bank of America Takes a Hit With Litigation Costs

Source: The

Bank of America said Wednesday that its second-quarter earnings were hit by higher litigation expenses. The Charlotte, N.C.-based bank earned $2 billion in the second quarter after payments to preferred shareholders, compared...

July 16, 2014 New report makes case for impact investing

FTSE Global Markets - US investment firm Sonen Capital has published a new report which suggests that impact investment can outperform traditional asset class strategies. The firm, headquartered in San Francisco, launched the...

July 16, 2014 Harvard Business School Student Aims to Create 'the Fidelity of Socially Responsible Investing'

Source: Bostinno

Zach Lupei is not comfortable with firearms, and has never owned a gun. Where he grew up in Illinois, handguns had historically been illegal. Why, then, would he want to invest in a gun company?

July 15, 2014 The Real Power of Shareholder Advocacy

Triple Pundit - The 500-member-strong Catholic congregation is a member of the îInterfaithî îCenterî for îCorporateî îResponsibilityî (ICCR), which is well known for its advocacy on...

July 15, 2014 Fixed income managers shift focus to ESG

Source: Investor Daily

The JANA ESG in Fixed Interest Survey, which recorded the responses of 63 of the largest fixed income managers, found 88 per cent of respondents believe ESG factors influence the financial outcomes of fixed income investments.

July 14, 2014 New ESG Tool For Advisors

Source: Financial Adviser

As investment strategies based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have morphed from the fringe to the mainstream, several entities have created indexes and other metrics to help investors incorporate those...

July 13, 2014 Are Pensions Finally Fed Up with Social Divesting'

Governing - Since then, trends have hopped from one cause to another. In 2013, a number of pension funds, including the California teachers and îNew York City pensionî funds, divested from gun manufacturers as a...

July 11, 2014 New Partnership Offers Clients of Governance & Accountability Institute Access to RepRisk Comprehensive ESG Intelligence

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute

New York/Zurich – As part of its portfolio of resources to help managers identify, understand, monitor, and address their sustainability challenges, the Governance & Accountability (G&A) Institute will now bring the benefits of...[more]

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