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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
October 23, 2014 Procter & Gamble : Shareholders Representing $35bn Press Procter & Gamble for Recyclable Packaging
4 Traders - OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 21-- îAs You Sowî Foundation issued the following news release: Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble has made a qualified commitment that 90% of its packaging will be recyclable...
October 23, 2014 CalSTRS and The Thirty Percent Coalition Expand CampaignSource: California State Teachers’ Retirement System
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Institutional investors representing more than $3 trillion in assets under management, along with some of the nation’s leading women’s organizations, sent letters to 100 companies in the Russell 1000...
October 22, 2014 SRI in Latin America: Early StagesSource: Just Means
The financial world of socially responsible investing (SRI) is gaining support in Latin America. Governments, banks and investors are beginning to understand the importance of shifting assets into activities which support the...
Research & Insights
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 PerformanceSource: 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...
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
October 22, 2014 Once Again, Religious Shareholder Activists Fail MassivelySource: Acton Institute
Despite what is heralded as a banner year for proxy resolutions submitted by religious shareholder activists As You Sow and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, 2014 was anything but. Even the left-leaning Center...
My role as a wealth advisor requires me to evaluate the multiple investment options available to our clients and distinguish which offer real, long-term opportunity from those that are just the latest fad. In that vein, is social...
July 16, 2014 How to invest ethically
theguardian.com - The study from îEurosifî, the Brussels-based European Sustainable Investment Forum, claims that an exciting new phase in the development of ethical investment is now taking place in the UK. To mark...
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