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September 12, 2014 Fortune 100 Disclosing More About Audit Committees

Source: CFO

Fortune 100 companies are becoming more transparent about their audit committees, going beyond the minimum disclosure requirements to, among other things, reveal more in their proxy statements about how they oversee external...

September 12, 2014 Is Fair Trade Coffee Worth the Extra Cash'

NPR News - Host Farai Chideya gets some answers from Nicole Chettero, a spokesperson for îTransFair USAî, an American fair-trade auditor. Copyright © 2006 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See...

September 11, 2014 Firm Estimates Staggering Numbers In Home Depot Breach

Source: CBS

Home Depot hasn’t yet revealed the scope of the breach on its payment data systems,but one company says it has a pretty good idea. Sixty million victims could suffer up to three billion dollars in fraudulent charges. That’s the...

September 10, 2014 5 Ways To Ensure Your Money Doesn't Contradict Your Social Values

Forbes - îGreen Americaî, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that advocates ... consider getting to know Resource Generation, an îorganizationî that helps young people with wealth figure out where their...

September 9, 2014 Socially aware investors turning to ‘green bonds’

Source: Boston Globe

NEW YORK — Instead of lending to just the government or some faceless corporation, what if your bond mutual fund also helped to vaccinate kids around the world? Or helped finance a clean-water project or solar-energy farm?

September 9, 2014 Apple’s CEO Shakes Doubters as Stock Surge Greets IPhones

Source: Bloomberg

When Chief Executive Officer Cook unveiled two new smartphone models 12 months ago, Apple’s stock was slumping and the company was losing market share to Samsung Electronics Co. and low-cost manufacturers such as Xiaomi Corp....

September 9, 2014 Building ESG Into Investor Strategy For Better Corporate Governance

Source: Forbes

The definition of what constitutes ‘corporate governance’ is much bandied about these days, by business and by investors. Clear, concise definitions can be hard to come by. But NEST, or the National Employment Savings Trust -...

September 9, 2014 Community engagement is not about being nice; it’s fourth pillar of CSR

Source: Guardian

Sustainability, CSR, or whatever you wish to call it is made up of a range of critical business considerations. The traditional model includes the broad pillars of workplace, marketplace and environment

September 8, 2014 Investing to Make a Difference Is Gaining Ground

Source: NY Times

IF there is a traditional path to becoming an impact investor, it is the one taken by David Keller, who made a lot of money at a young age and retired from Cisco Systems in his 40s in 2002. Mr. Keller got the idea of starting...

September 4, 2014 Study Shows Socially Responsible Investing Improves Performance

Source: New Amsterdam Partners

NEW YORK, September 3, 2014 - A recent study by New Amsterdam Partners has demonstrated that asset managers can create better portfolios weeding out stocks with low ESG ratings. It also found that stocks with higher ESG ratings...[more]

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