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The Origins

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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April 17, 2014 Calls for fossil fuel divestment continue to burn

Source: National Catholic Reporter

Swift action now will save much later. That was the consensus Sunday from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The third paper from the panel’s fifth assessment report outlined the mitigation scenarios...

April 17, 2014 When Shareholder Activism Goes Too Far

Source: Bloomberg

Has investor activism gone too far? Some shareholder champions are beginning to think so, and they may have a point. To them, a handful of hyperactivists, mostly hedge funds, has hijacked the shareholder-rights movement -- a...

April 16, 2014 Gains for Proposal to Avoid Investments Tied to Genocide, Despite JPMorgan Opposition

L'online di Tribuna Economica - The proposal was submitted to JPMorgan Chase as part of an ongoing shareholder action led by îInvestors Against Genocideî, a citizen-led initiative, dedicated to convincing mutual funds...

Research & Insights

April 8, 2014 Proxy Preview 2014: A record of ESG Shareholder Resolutions Filed

Source: Green Money Journal

The Proxy Preview 2014 report (www.proxypreview.org ), released in March, covers the record-breaking 417 social and environmental shareholder resolutions filed this proxy season, with political spending and climate change driving...

February 19, 2014 Business Turns the Table in First-Ever Corporate Ratings of Activists

CSR Wire - SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 18 /CSRwire/ - The Nature Conservancy, Environmental Defense Fund and WWF topped the first-ever corporate ratings of environmental advocacy groups, according to a new report. The study was based...

December 5, 2013 ICCR: Top U.S. Banks Get Average Or Below-Average Scores On Key Shareholder Concerns

Source: The Street

Seven leading U.S. banks scored a disappointing 60 or fewer out of 100 possible points in a benchmarking study released by the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), which represents 300 institutional investors...

Commentary & Opinion

April 17, 2014 When Shareholder Activism Goes Too Far

Source: Bloomberg

Has investor activism gone too far? Some shareholder champions are beginning to think so, and they may have a point. To them, a handful of hyperactivists, mostly hedge funds, has hijacked the shareholder-rights movement -- a...

April 8, 2014 Sustainable, Responsible Investing Can Be Profitable, Here's How

Source: Forbes

Sustainable investing has changed over the last two decades. The SRI acronym has changed: what was once called socially responsible investing is now most commonly considered sustainable, responsible investing. But the bigger...

April 5, 2014 Fossil fuel divestment makes no sense

Examiner - And for that matter, why have so few conservation and environmental groups' Conservation International, National Wildlife Federation, The Sierra Club Foundation, World Wildlife Fund the list goes on. They all hold...


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