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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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July 30, 2015 Socially responsible investing goes mainstream

Source: Burlington Free Press

Selecting investments based on both financial considerations and personal values is nothing new in the investment universe. But what was once considered a fringe strategy is becoming an increasingly mainstream approach. Today,...

July 17, 2015 Dynasty: The Lee family just cemented its grip on Samsung - text/video

Source: CNN Money

Shareholders gave the green light Friday to a merger between two Samsung affiliates that will help ailing chairman Lee Kun-hee pass control of the conglomerate to his son.

June 26, 2015 Sustainable Investing in the 21st Century

Source: 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...

Research & Insights

May 20, 2015 In What Companies are Socially Responsible Investors Likely to Invest?

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

May 8, 2015 Proxy Monitor 2015: 2015 Proxy Season Early Report

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...

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.

Commentary & Opinion

July 15, 2015 5 Challenges for Socially Responsible Investing: BNY Mellon

Source: tHINK aDVISOR

While socially responsible investing is gaining traction among investors, several challenges remain to unlocking its full potential

July 9, 2015 The Problem With Socially Responsible Investing

Source: Motley Fool

Throughout history most societies have become more peaceful and compassionate, more cooperative and tolerant. War, violent crime, discrimination, and tyranny have all plunged over time. It's "the most important thing that has...

July 1, 2015 Voices: George Gay, on the Rise of Shareholder Activism

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...


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