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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..."
News & Updates
Forbes - Exxon is hardly the only company facing shareholder activism. Proxy Preview 2016, a report by the non-profit As You Sow, notes that U.S. firms face a record number of shareholder resolutions that address climate change...
Momentum is growing, especially among millennials, to put your money where your values are. Spotlighting this trend is the recent Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, through which 31-year-old Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife...
Source: Green Chip Stocks
In a video entitled, The “Dirtbag” Way of Business, Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, puts the smackdown on those who still don't understand the connection between doing well and doing good. It's a great video, so I decided...
Research & Insights
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 ActivismSource: 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
March 28, 2016 Morningstar and the democratization of ESG informationSource: GreenBiz
The ordinary investor is more likely to have most of his money in mutual funds than individual stocks or bonds, but until recently there have been few options to determine how sustainable these funds may be.
March 1, 2016 Social Investing: The Good, The Bad, And The UglySource: Forbes
Socially responsible investing (SRI) has become a cultural phenomenon. Many investors are increasingly attempting to align their investment strategies with their social values. According to the 2014 Report on Sustainable and...
The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has just released a paper made up of two legal opinions from Groom Law and Morgan Lewis on integrating ESG issues into investment decisions under the Employee Retirement Security...
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