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December 21, 2015 A Plan to Rank ‘Just’ Companies Aims to Close the Wealth Gap

Source: NY Times

Paul Tudor Jones II, the hedge-fund billionaire, has a plan to reduce income inequality. He wants to rate companies on their probity, not their profits.

December 17, 2015 Bishops Allow Immoral Investing

Source: Church Militant

Catholics are sinking money into immoral businesses — and the U.S. bishops don't seem to mind. The scandal of Catholic investment firms being allowed to ignore the bishops' weak guidelines is the topic of's...

December 16, 2015 Remaking Dow and DuPont for the Activist Shareholders

Source: NY Times

The proposed combination of Dow Chemical and DuPont shows that in today’s markets, financial engineering prevails and that only activist shareholders matter. Whether that is good for the rest of us remains to be seen.

December 11, 2015 These Lawyers Want You to Know Slaves May Be Feeding Your Cat

Source: Bloomberg

“This item may be the product of slave labor.” Those jarring words could end up on candy bar wrappers, packages of frozen shrimp and even cans of cat food if some California lawyers get their way.

December 11, 2015 Activist pressure helps reshape U.S. corporates, from Yahoo to Dow

Source: Business Insider

Activist investors are building bigger stakes in bigger companies and their influence is helping reshape the landscape of corporate USA.

November 17, 2015 Impact Investing: How Socially Responsible Investing Has Evolved

Source: NASDAQ

There is a growing realization that, along with government aid and charitable philanthropy, financial institutions can help solve some of the world’s social problems. Over the past decade, there has been significant growth in...

November 16, 2015 Proactive engagement in the age of shareholder activism


A FEW years ago, the chairman of a banking and financial services giant had the unenviable task of facing a group of angry shareholders over the issue of executive pay packages.

November 5, 2015 Activist Investors Are Finding It Easier Than Ever to Get Board Seats

Source: Bloomberg

“Companies are well aware of the time, distraction and expense involved in defending against an activist proxy fight and many are looking for avenues to avoid those fights in a way that benefits both sides,”

November 4, 2015 Holy Land Principles Appeal to Cisco Investors

CSR Wire - WASHINGTON, Nov. 03 /CSRwire/ - In the countdown to the Cisco Shareholder's Annual Meeting on November 19, investors are coming under increased appeals to vote for the resolution on the Holy Land Principles an 8-point...

October 28, 2015 Heads up for the 2016 proxy season - SEC staff updates its guidance on rule 14a-8 shareholder proposals

Source: Lexology

Yesterday, the SEC Division of Corporation Finance issued guidance that will make it more difficult for companies to exclude certain shareholder proposals from their proxy statements. The Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14H (CF) is...

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