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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]

September 3, 2014 Thomson Reuters Launches Corporate Responsibility Indices to Measure European ESG Performance

Benzinga - The Thomson Reuters CRI Europe Indices are part of a connected suite of ESG related products and services, which brings together the databases of Thomson Reuters îASSET4î, Thomson Reuters Corporate...

August 29, 2014 Beware of the Dark….and XBRL Errors Not Caught by Software

Source: FEI Daily

Don’t be in the dark, or send the wrong message to investors, when it comes to errors in XBRL filings. Some errors can be caught by software; however, many types of errors can’t be detected by software.

August 28, 2014 Investors May Find It Hard to Break Up With Oil and Gas

Source: Bloomberg

Investors seeking greener energy stocks will find it difficult to reproduce the returns offered by oil and natural gas producers, according to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

August 28, 2014 Why We’re So Down in the Dumps About the Economy

Source: The Fiscal Times

Nearly five years after the recovery began, Americans in alarming numbers believe the Great Recession permanently damaged the economy and that many aspects of the lifestyle they once enjoyed – a good job, income security and more...

August 28, 2014 Seven Reasons for Publicly-traded Companies to Proactively Consider a CSR Program

Source: Business Wire

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has transformed from business movement to business process. Individual and institutional investors not only want to know that your company is profitable; they also want to know that a company...

August 27, 2014 Gender Equality As an Investment Concept

Source: Huff Post

There is also an emerging consensus that the status and role of women may be an excellent clue to a company's growth potential--that the best companies, and therefore the best investments, are those that take advantage of the...

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