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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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September 1, 2015 Scores for ESG Funds Coming in ’15-’16

Source: Think Adviser

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) scores for mutual funds are set to be launched soon by Morningstar, a first for the industry. Morningstar expects to roll out the fund-level ESG scores in the fourth quarter of 2015 and...

August 21, 2015 S&P launches Catholic Values Index

Source: MarketPlace

S&P Dow Jones Indices, which brings us the much-followed S&P 500, now has a new index for Catholics who want to put their money where their religion is. The new socially responsible investment tool is called the Catholic Values...

August 17, 2015 Firms wary as investor activism gains traction

Source: Livemint

The idea that investors should work to influence the running of a company is fast catching up. Shareholders—both institutional and retail—are becoming more vocal in questioning and opposing the company boards on corporate...

Research & Insights

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...

August 24, 2015 Proxy Access Proposals: Preliminary 2015 U.S. Postseason Review

Source: ValueWalk

Momentum is the buzzword that best describes the 2015 Proxy Season in the U.S. market. Some issues, such as proxy access, hit the ground running and emerged as ballot box juggernauts. Other topics, such as calls for independent...

August 10, 2015 The activist floodgates are open, JP Morgan says

Source: The Tally

“New entrants are pouring into shareholder activism,” and “the floodgates are open,” according to a new report from JP Morgan’s corporate defence team. This is good news for JP Morgan, which along with Goldman Sachs and Morgan...

Commentary & Opinion

September 1, 2015 Positive changes in corporate governance

Source: Gulf Times

Around the world, the corporate governance landscape is shifting, as efforts to improve business practices and policies gain support and momentum. The wave of reform has become visible everywhere – from tough new regulations in...

September 1, 2015 Personal beliefs don't belong in your retirement account

Source: MarketWatxh

When investors utilize SRI and other emotionally charged strategies, they do more harm than good because those strategies lack the following attributes:

August 12, 2015 Has Owning Coca-Cola Shares Become Indefensible?

Source: Motley Fool

Soft drinks giant Coca-Cola is protecting its franchise in ways that are unethical and contrary to the public good.


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