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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
March 5, 2015 The Top Five Most Promising Trends in PhilanthropySource: Forbes
Impact investing is seen as the most promising trend by most philanthropists, 52%, worldwide, according to the BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index 2015.
Source: Washington Post
Across the country, conversations about the gender pay gap are gaining prominence. In Washington, the Paycheck Fairness Act got a big push from Democrats before ultimately stalling in Congress last year. President Obama also...
March 4, 2015 The smart way to divest fossil fuelsSource: Reuters
The New York Times Business section article entitled “Study Claims Oil Divestiture May Hurt College Endowments” on February 9 reported on a new paper, financed by the Independent Petroleum Association of America, claiming that...
Research & Insights
January 30, 2015 Shareholder voting system is ‘antiquated,’ causes errors: reportSource: Business News Network
Canada’s shareholder voting system is “antiquated and fragmented,” causing numerous errors in vote counts at companies’ meetings, securities regulators have concluded following a lengthy review of problems with counting...
December 11, 2014 "Sustainable investing is growing at an accelerating rate, according to a recent report on ..."
AD HOC News - Sustainable investing is growing at an accelerating rate, according to a recent report on trends from the îUS SIFî or The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment. CEO Lisa Woll explains, "US...
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.
Commentary & Opinion
February 19, 2015 HOLY LAND PRINCIPLES GAIN MOMENTUMSource: Holy Land Principles,Inc
The recent ruling by the SEC has put wind in the sails of the good ship, Holy Land Principles. That ruling stopped three major companies — Intel, GE and Corning —from excluding Holy Land Principles resolutions from their 2015...
February 19, 2015 Activist investors actually protect the status quoSource: Fortune
Shareholder activism can lull us into a false sense of security and make us forget that there are bigger corporate governance fish to fry.
February 16, 2015 Guest Column: Why I will vote against divestmentSource: The Daily Northwestern
This Wednesday, Associated Student Government will vote on divestment from six corporations linked to the Israeli military. This debate affects me personally: I was born in Israel and will be moving back after graduation
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