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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..."

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April 20, 2015 Modern Sustainable Responsible Impact Investing Versus Traditional Socially Responsible Investing

Source: Forbes

Sustainable impact investing is not necessarily something new to Wall Street but rather actually just the next step in the evolution of socially responsible investing (SRI) strategies. For those who may not be aware, socially...

April 17, 2015 BP shareholders vote overwhelmingly in support of disclosure on climate change risks

Source: Financial Post

LONDON — BP shareholders voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to publish regular updates on how its strategies were affecting climate change from next year, making it one of the first global oil companies to disclose such details.

April 14, 2015 Non-Millionaires and Socially Responsible Investing: Not So Much

Source: Millonaire Corner

As with their wealthier counterparts, non-Millionaires indicate that their comparative lack of interest in socially responsible investments is because their investment objectives are purely financial.

Research & Insights

April 9, 2015 What Investors Think About Socially Responsible Investing

Source: Millionaire

Younger wealthy investors have a greater interest in socially responsible investments than older investors.

March 25, 2015 ESG Criteria Important for Majority of Investors

Source: Plan Sponsor

A majority of institutional investors consider ESG criteria when making alternative investment allocations, according to research by LGT Capital Partners and Mercer.

January 30, 2015 Shareholder voting system is ‘antiquated,’ causes errors: report

Source: 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...

Commentary & Opinion

April 23, 2015 Should You Be a Socially Responsible Investor?

Source: Daily Finance

Sustainable, responsible and impact investing -- often called socially responsible investing, or SRI -- has gained popularity in recent years as investors weigh environmental, social and corporate governance criteria when...

April 16, 2015 Reflections from Career Investor Amy Domini

Source: Triple Pundit

“Women and Investing.” The feminist in me is struggling. The suggestion of a special category implies a difference, and a difference, when it comes to women, tends to mean a weakness. Women and the sciences, women and sports, the...

April 8, 2015 How to engage your investors on ESG issues in proxy season and beyond

Source: GreenBiz

Spring brings a new proxy voting season, as shareholders exercise their right to raise issues of importance to company management, the board of directors and fellow shareholders. In recent years, the number of shareholder...


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