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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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News & Updates

September 21, 2015 Bank of America is so desperate to win a potentially embarrassing vote that it's lobbying tiny shareholders

Source: Business Insider

Bank of America is facing a critical vote next week — and it looks like the board is pulling out all the stops to avoid an embarrassing defeat.

September 15, 2015 New Web Tool Reveals Fossil Fuel Companies Hidden In Mutual Funds

The Street - OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- was unveiled today by shareholder advocacy nonprofit As You Sow, using Morningstar fund holding data, in collaboration with Fossil Free...

September 1, 2015 Scores for ESG Funds Coming in ’15-’16

Source: Think Adviser

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) scores for mutual funds are set to be launched soon by Morningstar, a first for the industry. Morningstar expects to roll out the fund-level ESG scores in the fourth quarter of 2015 and...

Research & Insights

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...

August 24, 2015 Proxy Access Proposals: Preliminary 2015 U.S. Postseason Review

Source: ValueWalk

Momentum is the buzzword that best describes the 2015 Proxy Season in the U.S. market. Some issues, such as proxy access, hit the ground running and emerged as ballot box juggernauts. Other topics, such as calls for independent...

Commentary & Opinion

September 3, 2015 You can make solid investments that feel good, too

Source: CNBC

SRI has caught on broadly in recent years and now accounts for nearly one-fifth of the money under professional management. In the U.S., it is estimated that there is more than $7 trillion in SRI-linked investments. This number...

September 1, 2015 Positive changes in corporate governance

Source: Gulf Times

Around the world, the corporate governance landscape is shifting, as efforts to improve business practices and policies gain support and momentum. The wave of reform has become visible everywhere – from tough new regulations in...

September 1, 2015 Personal beliefs don't belong in your retirement account

Source: MarketWatxh

When investors utilize SRI and other emotionally charged strategies, they do more harm than good because those strategies lack the following attributes:

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