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August 4, 2014 Ethical investing emerges from ruins

swissinfo - Swiss investment consultancy firm îonValuesî calculated that the Swiss market grew more than 63 per cent last year to SFr34.1 billion ($32.2 billion). Comparing the sustainable and traditional investment...

August 4, 2014 Berkshire Hathaway Earnings Confirm Warren Buffett’s Bet on U.S. Recovery

Source: The Street

Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B_) reported better-than-forecast second-quarter earnings as sales growth at the Warren Buffett-run conglomerate returned, confirming a strengthening recovery in the U.S. economy. Berkshire's earnings add...

August 1, 2014 2014 Proxy Season Review: Good Marks for Most U.S. Companies, but No Room for Complacency


Say-on-pay results from 2014 annual meetings reveal that, after four years of mandatory say on pay, most U.S. companies are achieving consistently strong shareholder support for their executive pay programs. While that may not be...

July 31, 2014 How Executive-Compensation Methods Relate to Shareholder Return


Companies that consistently deliver strong shareholder return tend to do a lot of things better than the also-rans. Could one of them be the way they compensate their executives? Probably, but at the least such enterprises pay...

July 31, 2014 Why is SRI not rooted in mainstream fiscal society'

Independent Online - And a study concluded by the îEuropean Centre for Corporate Engagementî revealed that two-thirds of sell-side research analysts do not include ESG factors in their valuation and analyses of...

July 29, 2014 American Funds shareholders to vote on anti-genocide policy

Pensions & Investments - The shareholder resolution, submitted as part of the efforts of îInvestors Against Genocideî, asks the boards to âto institute procedures to prevent holding investments in companies...

July 29, 2014 Smith & Wesson hit for overseas bribes

Source: CNN Money

Smith & Wesson has found itself on the wrong side of the law while trying to sell guns to police officials overseas. The Massachusetts-based company has agreed to pay the U.S. government $2 million for bribing officials in...

July 28, 2014 Facebook goes express to mega-cap status, valued more than AT&T, Coke

Live Mint - That ranks it 15th in the îStandard and Poorâsî 500 benchmark index, just below the $196 billion market cap of International Business Machines Corp (IBM). âA 100-year-old company with real...

July 28, 2014 Yellen Watching What She Eats Would Help Fed Tracking Inflation

Source: Bloomberg

The next time Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen grabs dinner at her favorite eatery, she might want to take a longer look at the cost of her entrée. That’s because menu prices don’t change as often as those for many other...

July 25, 2014 Just how responsible is your 'socially responsible' fund'

Canada - So how can socially responsible funds justify being invested in oilsands' Well, most use a best-of-sector approach, based on the work of Toronto-based îJantzi Researchî. îJantzi Researchî analyses...

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