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June 3, 2015 Shareholders push companies to change executive paySource: The Hill
Responding to pressure from investors, a third of companies say they have changed their executive pay compensation plans, according to a new survey from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) released Tuesday.
Source: Washington Post
In its forecast for the world economy released Wednesday, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that global growth during the first quarter was the weakest at any point since the crisis.
May 29, 2015 Ex-Lehman Boss Has 'No Regrets' Over CollapseSource: Sky.com
In one of his first public appearances since the firm's demise - where it filed for the largest bankruptcy in US history - Dick Fuld claimed that the US Federal Reserve could have saved Lehman Brothers.
Socially responsible investing is gaining major traction, thanks in part to the emergence in the U.S. of “impact investing,” a concept that started in the U.K.
Source: USA Today
CHICAGO — Thousands of protesters calling for a $15 minimum wage and a union have descended near the McDonald's headquarters as newly-installed CEO Steve Easterbrook gets ready to address annual shareholders meeting on Thursday...
Shareholder proposals filed during this year’s proxy season reflect investors’ continued concerns about the social and environmental impacts of corporate operations. The Proxy Preview published by As You Sow, the Sustainable...
May 14, 2015 Top CEOs Make 373 Times the Average U.S. WorkerSource: Wall Street Journal
CEOs at the nation’s largest publicly traded companies received 373 times the compensation of the average production and nonsupervisory worker last year, according to a new report Wednesday by the AFL-CIO. Figures compiled by the...
May 11, 2015 Demands by activist investors are on the riseSource: Star Tribune
Calls to revamp boards of directors, install a new CEO or cut executive pay are higher than ever in 2015 with no signs of letting up. Increasingly, inflammatory letters that call for a different corporate strategy or faster...
The popularity of Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) is soaring as investors look for ethical holdings with great returns. Buying stock in ‘socially responsible’ companies and funds has seen the asset class grow by more than...
Source: Wahington Post
It’s been called the “razor blade business model.” A company sells a product like a battery-operated razor blade handle at a relatively low price in order to sell a complementary consumable product later, like the astoundingly...
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