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August 18, 2014 Corporate founders battle boards to overturn forced exits

Source: Reuters

NEW YORK – From American Apparel Inc to Lululemon Athletica Inc, Men’s Wearhouse Inc and Best Buy Co Inc, a series of boardroom battles across North America underscore how difficult it can be for companies to part ways with their...

August 17, 2014 Where Divesting From Fossil Fuels Was Born

The Huffington Post - Here at the Alliance Center, a group called "îAs You Sowî" and other folks happened to be meeting here... they came up with the idea that you have to divest. Take your investments out of fossil...

August 15, 2014 Shareholder resolutions prompt multinationals to set greenhouse gas targets

Source: IR Magazine

A series of 150 climate-related resolutions by institutional investors prompted 20 large US-based multinational companies to commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions or obtaining sustainably produced palm oil in the 2014 proxy...

August 15, 2014 The Responsible Business Awards 2014 Ceremony -Bacardi Limited, Interface, Twinings, Tetra Pak, KPMG LLP, ZipXpress, Herbert Smiths Freehills are scheduled to attend the Awards ceremony on September 29, London

Source: Ethical Corporation

Over 60 seats have already been claimed by the lucky ones, or those who made it to the shortlist for the Ethical Corporation's 5th Responsible Business Awards Ceremony on September 29th, London. [more]

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

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