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In "The Concept of the Corporation," to quote the noted management guru Peter Drucker, modern big business is something that must be accepted by every country, for it is obvious that modern industrial technology requires some form of big-business organization.  Therefore, "Big Business" is something that must be accepted as the very center of any modern industrial society.  The central question, then, is not whether we want Big Business, but what we want of it; and what organization of Big Business and of the society it serves is best equipped to [help us] realize our wishes and demands..."

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February 5, 2016 The Year in Social Enterprise: 2015 Legislative and Policy Review

Source: Lexology

The past year proved to be a landmark year in the brief history of the emerging social enterprise sector. Indeed, 2015 witnessed continued legislative efforts and important policy developments that illustrate the increased...

January 26, 2016 Warming up to ESG funds in 401(k)s

Source: Investment News

Environmental and social investment causes, once the near-exclusive province of hippies and tree-huggers, have migrated deep into the mainstream of investing, yet such strategies are rarely seen as options on employer-sponsored...

January 18, 2016 Socially Responsible Investing and the Quest to End Child Slavery

Source: Wealth Daily

The chocolate industry has long been guilty of utilizing child slave labor in an effort to meet the ever-rising demand for cheap cocoa. Certainly companies like Nestle and Hershey (NYSE: HSY) have benefited from this, as have...

Research & Insights

December 3, 2015 ISS and Glass Lewis Update their Proxy Voting Guidelines for 2016 Proxy Season

Source: JD Supra

Proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis each have released updates to their policies that outline how they will form recommendations to shareholders on how they should vote on governance,...

September 25, 2015 2015 Shareholder Activism Study From FTI Consulting and Activist Insight Finds Continued Appetite for Activism in Global Marketplace

GlobeNewswire - Steven Balet, Managing Director and activism specialist in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting, noted, "Recent examples of institutions and activists working together include Relational and...

August 31, 2015 Corporate Governance And Hedge Fund Activism

Source: ValueWalk

Over the past 25 years, hedge fund activism has emerged as new form of corporate governance mechanism that brings about operational, financial and governance reforms to a corporation. Many prominent business executives and legal...

Commentary & Opinion

February 2, 2016 Retirement Plans Will Be ‘Next Evolution’ in ESG Investing

Source: Think Advisor

The next push in ESG investing will come from retirement advisors following the Department of Labor's new interpretive bulletin that replaced language warning fiduciaries away from such investments in 2008, according to Gregg...

January 25, 2016 How we changed corporate behavior

Source: CNBC

Socially responsible investing encourages organizations to avoid buying stock in companies that fall short of certain ethical standards. But investors can use their clout to improve the behavior of companies in their portfolios...

January 20, 2016 Doing Well by Doing Good: What’s Next for Impact Investing (Podcast)

Source: Knowledge at Wharton

It has been less than a decade since the varied concepts of socially responsible investing, corporate social responsibility, and generally “doing well while doing good” all got folded into the new idea of impact investing. But...


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