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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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August 27, 2014 Gender Equality As an Investment Concept

Source: Huff Post

There is also an emerging consensus that the status and role of women may be an excellent clue to a company's growth potential--that the best companies, and therefore the best investments, are those that take advantage of the...

August 21, 2014 Why social impact investing is going mainstream

Source: PBS NewsHour

During the Vietnam War, two Methodist ministers started an investment fund that purposely excluded weapons manufacturers.

August 17, 2014 Where Divesting From Fossil Fuels Was Born

The Huffington Post - Here at the Alliance Center, a group called "îAs You Sowî" and other folks happened to be meeting here... they came up with the idea that you have to divest. Take your investments out of fossil...

Research & Insights

July 16, 2014 New report makes case for impact investing

FTSE Global Markets - US investment firm Sonen Capital has published a new report which suggests that impact investment can outperform traditional asset class strategies. The firm, headquartered in San Francisco, launched the...

July 15, 2014 Fixed income managers shift focus to ESG

Source: Investor Daily

The JANA ESG in Fixed Interest Survey, which recorded the responses of 63 of the largest fixed income managers, found 88 per cent of respondents believe ESG factors influence the financial outcomes of fixed income investments.

April 8, 2014 Proxy Preview 2014: A record of ESG Shareholder Resolutions Filed

Source: Green Money Journal

The Proxy Preview 2014 report (www.proxypreview.org ), released in March, covers the record-breaking 417 social and environmental shareholder resolutions filed this proxy season, with political spending and climate change driving...

Commentary & Opinion

August 11, 2014 Social Impact Investing: A Flash In The Pan Or The Wave Of The Future?

Source: Forbes

My role as a wealth advisor requires me to evaluate the multiple investment options available to our clients and distinguish which offer real, long-term opportunity from those that are just the latest fad. In that vein, is social...

July 16, 2014 How to invest ethically

theguardian.com - The study from îEurosifî, the Brussels-based European Sustainable Investment Forum, claims that an exciting new phase in the development of ethical investment is now taking place in the UK. To mark...

July 15, 2014 How Climate Change Changed Me

Source: Politico

When I learned that the New York Times was planning to report on my time as an investor at Farallon Capital Management, I wanted to sit down with the reporter while I was in New York City to discuss the issue in person—and on the...


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