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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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November 25, 2014 2015 Proxy Season to See Big Jumps In Proxy Access, Cybersecurity Resolutions

Source: Bloomberg

The number of shareholder proposals regarding proxy access and cybersecurity likely will see big jumps in the 2015proxy season, an attorney said Nov. 18. “Looking ahead to 2015, we're expecting a fairly significant increase in...

November 21, 2014 U.S. managed assets with socially responsible criteria rise - report

Source: Yahoo

NEW YORK - The share of U.S. managed assets invested with environmental, social or similar criteria rose 50 percent over the past two years, a foundation that tracks the field said, because of new disclosure standards and client...

November 18, 2014 Socially responsible investors in EU adopt active role

EurActiv.com - Strategies aimed at directly impacting society are becoming more popular among European investors focused on green and social investing, according to a îEurosifî report. Socially responsible investing...

Research & Insights

September 8, 2014 Study links high ESG ratings to positive investment portfolio performance

Source: Blue & Green

Asset managers can create better-performing portfolios by excluding stocks with lower environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings, according to new research.

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]

July 16, 2014 New report makes case for impact investing

FTSE Global Markets - US investment firm Sonen Capital has published a new report which suggests that impact investment can outperform traditional asset class strategies. The firm, headquartered in San Francisco, launched the...

Commentary & Opinion

November 7, 2014 Sallie Krawcheck Embraces Socially Responsible Investing

Source: CSRWire

In the Fall 2014 issue of Progressive Asset Management’s newsletter, News & Views, Sallie Krawcheck discusses three important topics:

October 28, 2014 Who is pushing – and buying – socially responsible investments

Source: Investment News

Socially responsible investing is on the rise, and women advisers are leading the way in offering clients opportunities to invest in a personally meaningful way. Sixty-one percent of female advisers say they have offered SRI...

October 27, 2014 The Financial Case For Fossil-Fuel Divesting?

Source: Forbes

There’s a financial case for divesting from funds with holdings in the fossil fuel industry, according to an advisor and author on socially responsible investing, but most activists don’t make the financial case.


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