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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....[more]

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 Operations

Source: 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...[more]

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 Highs

Source: 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 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]

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