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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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June 21, 2016 What is socially responsible investing?

Source: Nooga

We have a lot of options for how we spend or invest our money, and as previously discussed, many people have interest in making a positive difference in the world around them.

June 16, 2016 Executive pay in spotlight at shareholders meetings

Source: Nikkei

TOKYO -- A key focus for investors at the upcoming Nissan Motor general shareholders meeting this year is how much the automaker paid President and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn for the year ended March, as the company...

June 16, 2016 RIAs making investments to attract socially responsible clients

Source: Investment News

Socially responsible investors are the type of clients financial advisers should be clamoring for, and some large independent advisory firms are making the investments to attract them.

Research & Insights

December 3, 2015 ISS and Glass Lewis Update their Proxy Voting Guidelines for 2016 Proxy Season

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 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...

Commentary & Opinion

June 2, 2016 Opinion: Why socially responsible investing is financially irresponsible

Source: Market Watch

Wall Street loves its fads. And if you’re looking for hot trends touted by money managers right now, it’s hard to find one more buzzworthy than “socially responsible investing.”

March 28, 2016 Morningstar and the democratization of ESG information

Source: 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 Ugly

Source: 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...


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