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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
June 26, 2015 Sustainable Investing in the 21st CenturySource: MorningStar
The field of socially responsible investing, now often known as sustainable investing or ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investing, has grown and evolved quite a bit during the past decade. By one estimate, more than...
Pension funds are getting in on the activism action with a record number of shareholder proposals already this year. However, that may not be a good thing. A new report indicates that in the past, shareholder-proposal activist...
Just because DuPont DD, -0.29% shareholders told billionaire Nelson Peltz last month to take a flying leap, don’t assume the tide has turned against so-called activist investors when it comes to corporate proxy fights.
Research & Insights
Source: Millionaire Corner
Baby Boomers and seniors ages 65 and up are the strongest proponents of socially responsible investing and the investors most likely to support companies whose policies support causes in which they are passionate
Source: Insider Online
Corporate America’s “proxy season”—the period between mid-April 15 and mid-June when most of the largest publicly traded corporations in the United States hold annual meetings to vote on company business—is now in full swing. As...
Younger wealthy investors have a greater interest in socially responsible investments than older investors.
Commentary & Opinion
Source: Wall Street Journal
When it comes to socially responsible investing (SRI), investing in or divesting certain stocks is a good way for clients to express their values. But proxy voting and advocacy are far more impactful in their ability to effect...
June 26, 2015 The Increasing Power of Institutional InvestorsSource: Wall Street Journal
The global capital markets have become enormous–over $350 trillion. The world’s 50 largest asset managers have more than $40 trillion under management. The 10 largest private-equity firms raised almost $200 billion of new equity...
June 18, 2015 Double Duty Dollars: Behind The Crazy Idea That Investors Can Make Money And Change The World At The Same TimeSource: Forbes
In 2001, after 29 years cultivating Napa’s Silver Oak Cellars and its iconic cabernet sauvignon, Justin and Bonny Meyer sold their 50% stake to partner Ray Duncan for $110 million. With Justin’s health iffy, they hoped it would...
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