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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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December 17, 2014 Faith-Based Group Forces Governance Changes at JPMorgan Chase

Source: American Banker

Religious groups may have fallen short in their bid to compel JPMorgan Chase to split the roles of chairman and chief executive, but they have succeeded in forcing the nation's largest bank to improve its corporate governance.

December 17, 2014 Coca Cola Investor Wants CEO Replaced, Faults Executive Pay

Source: The Street

Mutual fund Wintergreen Advisers LLC stepped up its 10-month-old activist campaign at Coca-Cola (KO) on Monday, raising concerns about the soda giant's "failed" acquisitions, "bad" compensation plans and weak governance.

December 15, 2014 Ethical investing more popular than ever, but more facts needed

Yorkshire Post - Yet according to Ms Stonestreet, other studies show that ethical investments do not necessarily perform worse, and she cited research from îEurosifî (European Sustainable Investment Forum). Its sixth...

Research & Insights

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...

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]

Commentary & Opinion

December 10, 2014 Sustainable & Responsible Investing: It's Now $1-in-$6 in the US Capital Markets!

Source: CSRWire, Hank Boerner, Chairman, Governance & Accountability Institute

For your conversations inside the company, and perhaps outside, the following key numbers should help you make the investing or business case for corporate responsibility:

December 9, 2014 How to be a socially responsible investor

The Week Magazine - In 2013, $6.57 trillion in assets under management were devoted to socially responsible investing â an increase of 76 percent since 2012, according to the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment...

December 1, 2014 Socially responsible investing: Match your values with your investment strategy

Source: MarketWatch

Does this sound familiar? You’ve committed to reducing your household’s environmental impact by recycling as much as possible, composting food waste, taking reusable bags to the grocery store and avoiding Styrofoam like the...


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