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August 15, 2014 Wal-Mart’s Sales Stagnation Reignites Concern About Economy

Source: Bloomberg

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT)’s latest struggles to revive U.S. sales, following a disappointing Commerce Department report earlier this week, add to evidence that the economy isn’t recovering as quickly as expected.

August 14, 2014 The Next Stage of Sustainable Investing

Source: Huff Post

Investing is no longer about style boxes. In the period ahead, it will increasingly be about goals, and about solutions. It will not be just about equities vs. fixed income, or large-cap vs. small-cap, or core vs. value vs....

August 12, 2014 'Gadfly' Trio Leads Proxy Season Disharmony

Source: Corporate Counsel

So far this year three individuals have been the most frequent filers of corporate shareholder proposals, according to a new study, "Frequent Filers: Shareholder Activism by Corporate Gadflies," from the Manhattan Institute for...

August 12, 2014 Colgate Total Ingredient Linked to Hormones, Cancer Spotlights FDA Process

Source: Bloomberg

The chemical triclosan has been linked to cancer-cell growth and disrupted development in animals. Regulators are reviewing whether it’s safe to put in soap, cutting boards and toys. Consumer companies are phasing it out....

August 11, 2014 New Carbon Divestment Report Calculates The Risk Of Divestment

The Street - For more information, visit www.asyousow.org. The îResponsible Endowments Coalitionî works to build and unify the college and university-based responsible investment movement, both by educating and...

August 8, 2014 Ecclesiastical UK Amity: The ethical fund that invests in big companies which can have a positive influence

This is Money - This really is one for the socially îresponsible investorî though. You can get better returns on other UK funds, so you need to be attached to the ethical side to make it worth your while. > 2553

August 7, 2014 Do not buy list’ considered for city investments

Source: KOIN

After plans for the City of Portland to stop investing in Walmart were announced, a committee will now be formed to develop a formula that will determine a do not buy list for socially responsible investing. “We’re doing...

August 7, 2014 2014 Proxy Season Shows Increased Pressure on Companies to Make Engagement Meaningful and Purpose-driven

Source: PR Web

More companies disclosed that they engaged with shareholders on corporate governance topics this year: half of S&P 500 companies disclosed engaging with investors in 2014 compared to just 6% doing so just four years ago. Many...

August 5, 2014 AIG to pay $960M to settle shareholder lawsuits

Source: Bloomberg/BusinessWeek

NEW YORK— American International Group Inc. said Monday it has agreed to pay $960 million to settle shareholder claims that the company misled investors.The settlement stems from several class-action lawsuits claiming that AIG...

August 5, 2014 Teaming up with CalSTRS helps activist funds get their way

The Deal Pipeline - In another notable 2012 campaign, CalSTRS teamed up with Trian, the governance-focused activist fund run by Nelson Peltz, to urge Ingersoll-Rand plc to improve some of its financial, operational and...

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