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July 8, 2014 US companies adopt bylaws that could quash some investor lawsuits

Source: Reuters

A handful of mostly tiny U.S. companies have become the first to adopt controversial bylaws that would shift legal fees to investors who sue and lose, which legal experts said could upend the economics of shareholder litigation....

July 2, 2014 Are Pensions Finally Fed Up with Social Divesting'

Government Technology - Since then, trends have hopped from one cause to another. In 2013, a number of pension funds, including the California teachers and îNew York City pensionî funds, divested from gun...

July 2, 2014 How to win funding from impact investors

Source: Devex Impact

Battered by the global financial crisis, global investment firms across the board have come to the realization that they need to reinvent themselves and re-evaluate their corporate values in order to survive over the next decade....

June 30, 2014 The challenge of ethical investing

Source: Financial Review

Ethical investing is more than just a fad. The world’s largest investment funds – such as Norway’s $800 billion Norges Fund and Australia’s $100 billion Future Fund have chosen to divest their investments in coal and tobacco amid...

June 28, 2014 U.S. pension fund group adds activists, finding common ground

Reuters - The changes are coming about as institutions invest more in activist funds, which showed healthy returns last year. The two groups also are increasingly taking similar positions on corporate governance issues at the...

June 27, 2014 Can $1.5 Billion Transform Social Entrepreneurship?

Source: Inc.com

How much change can you make with $1.5 billion? A group of social investors and social entrepreneurs are about to find out. More than 20 banks, foundations and individuals are pledging the $1.5 billion to fund social ventures....

June 25, 2014 Investment Professionals Taking Stranded Assets Seriously

Social Funds - In advance of the 25th annual SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing, îFirst Affirmative Financial Networkî surveys sustainable investment professionals and finds that a majority...

June 24, 2014 Life & Death from the Himalaya to Asia's Factory Floors

Myanmar Times - The îInterfaith Center on Corporate Responsibilityî has said it would call on companies to contribute more to the fund, in a push supported by more than 130 institutional investors. A year from now...

June 24, 2014 Responsible investing matures, becomes more nuanced

Source: Westfaironline.com

Socially responsible investing is a philosophy that has earned its place in the investment conversation at the individual, family and philanthropic level. Baby boomers are starting to think more about passing on their assets as...

June 23, 2014 Climate change crunch looming, says university pension fund

City Wire - One of these has had particular impact. The Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability report released at the end of March by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC), stated...

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