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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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October 28, 2014 Moral money: Investors 'put ethical concerns on par with price'

ProfessionallAdsviser - We do not believe there is any financial penalty, our view is ethical funds help generate performance îEIRISî said the findings show consumers' ethical concerns are almost as strong as being...

October 27, 2014 Big Endowments Are Divesting: Are You'

Triple Pundit - this divestment campaign started a few years back at universities and colleges and has now spread to over 300 college campuses across the country through organizations such as îResponsible Endowments...

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...

Research & Insights

September 8, 2014 Study links high ESG ratings to positive investment portfolio performance

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 Performance

Source: 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...[more]

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 28, 2014 Who is pushing – and buying – socially responsible investments

Source: Investment News

Socially responsible investing is on the rise, and women advisers are leading the way in offering clients opportunities to invest in a personally meaningful way. Sixty-one percent of female advisers say they have offered SRI...

October 27, 2014 The Financial Case For Fossil-Fuel Divesting?

Source: Forbes

There’s a financial case for divesting from funds with holdings in the fossil fuel industry, according to an advisor and author on socially responsible investing, but most activists don’t make the financial case.

October 22, 2014 Once Again, Religious Shareholder Activists Fail Massively

Source: 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...


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