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December 31, 2013 Hertz Adopts ‘Poison Pill’ to Thwart Activist InvestorsSource: NY Times
Hertz, one of America’s biggest car rental companies, is battening down the hatches. The company has adopted a one-year shareholder rights plan, commonly known as a “poison pill,” to thwart an investor from gaining control of the...
December 27, 2013 Small ISS Change Shakes Up BoardsSource: Wall Street Journal
Starting in 2014, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. is changing its guidelines to recommend ousting directors who don't implement a shareholder proposal that got a majority of the votes cast at the 2013 meeting. Previously,...
December 25, 2013 Sustainable Investing: How to make money and make a difference
SantaFeNewMexican.com - is the co-author with former Santa Fe resident Hal Brill of Investing With Your Values (Bloomberg Press, New York City). In 2013, Feigenbaum was named one of the top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy...
December 20, 2013 Religious shareholders push big banks to repent better of sins
Marketwatch - Wells Fargo spokesman Ancel Martinez said the bank has received the ICCRâs letter and is âreviewing it just as we do with all other proposals.â ICCR members are familiar fixtures at the bank...
December 19, 2013 Misleading CEO pay-for-performance numbers targeted by SEC ruleSource: Toledo Blade
The inconsistent measures that companies use to disclose CEO pay is the newest battleground in executive compensation. As the Securities and Exchange Commission works on a rule to require pay-for-performance reports, it also...
December 17, 2013 Canada: "Golden Leashes" - The Controversy From This Proxy SeasonSource: MONDAQ
Golden Leashes", and by-laws designed to counteract such arrangements, have provoked significant controversy in the 2013 proxy season, and regulators, proxy advisors, and institutional shareholders have yet to take a definitive...
December 16, 2013 New York City Employee Pension Funds Sue BP Over Gulf Oil Spill
Businessweek - îNew York City pensionî funds sued BP Plc (BP/) for at least $39 million in investment losses, saying the oil company failed to disclose the risks and safety issues leading to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon...
December 16, 2013 IBM faces shareholder lawsuit over cooperation with NSASource: CNET
IBM's cooperation with a National Security Agency surveillance program caused sales in China to "abruptly halt" and the company's stock price to decline, a shareholder lawsuit claims. In a complaint filed Thursday in Manhattan...
December 11, 2013 On human rights day, investors affirm responsibility of businessSource: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
NEW YORK -In commemoration of Human Rights Day 2013, today members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, a coalition of faith-based and socially responsible investors, announced that they would begin a month-long...
Source: Boston Common Asset Management
Geeta Aiyer, Founder and President of Boston Common Asset Management, was honored in late October with the 2013 SRI Service Award. The annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to the Sustainable, Responsible, Impact...
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