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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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July 30, 2015 Socially responsible investing goes mainstreamSource: Burlington Free Press
Selecting investments based on both financial considerations and personal values is nothing new in the investment universe. But what was once considered a fringe strategy is becoming an increasingly mainstream approach. Today,...
Source: CNN Money
Shareholders gave the green light Friday to a merger between two Samsung affiliates that will help ailing chairman Lee Kun-hee pass control of the conglomerate to his son.
June 26, 2015 Sustainable Investing in the 21st CenturySource: MorningStar
The field of socially responsible investing, now often known as sustainable investing or ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investing, has grown and evolved quite a bit during the past decade. By one estimate, more than...
Research & Insights
Source: Millionaire Corner
Baby Boomers and seniors ages 65 and up are the strongest proponents of socially responsible investing and the investors most likely to support companies whose policies support causes in which they are passionate
Source: Insider Online
Corporate America’s “proxy season”—the period between mid-April 15 and mid-June when most of the largest publicly traded corporations in the United States hold annual meetings to vote on company business—is now in full swing. As...
Younger wealthy investors have a greater interest in socially responsible investments than older investors.
Commentary & Opinion
Source: tHINK aDVISOR
While socially responsible investing is gaining traction among investors, several challenges remain to unlocking its full potential
July 9, 2015 The Problem With Socially Responsible InvestingSource: Motley Fool
Throughout history most societies have become more peaceful and compassionate, more cooperative and tolerant. War, violent crime, discrimination, and tyranny have all plunged over time. It's "the most important thing that has...
Source: Wall Street Journal
When it comes to socially responsible investing (SRI), investing in or divesting certain stocks is a good way for clients to express their values. But proxy voting and advocacy are far more impactful in their ability to effect...
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