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May 29, 2014 Advisory firm urges ouster of majority of Target board members over breach

Source: omputerworld

A company that advises institutional shareholders on governance risk and proxy voting issues wants seven of Target's 10 board directors voted out over the massive data breach disclosed by the retailer last December.In an alert...

May 27, 2014 Students apply ethics to college endowments

The Christian Science Monitor - Sarah Pritchard is a student at Mount Holyoke College and the student representative for the îResponsible Endowments Coalitionî, a nationwide nonprofit that works for social change...

May 27, 2014 Shareholders Pressure Wal-Mart for Lobbying Disclosure

Source: Huff Post

On June 6, the Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Arkansas, will be transformed into a gladiator pit at Wal-Mart's annual meeting, where shareholders will do battle with the Walton heirs on four resolutions that challenge how the...

May 21, 2014 Axa builds 'fund of funds' for socially responsible investing

Source: Guardian

OK, so you're a fund that supports microloans for education, and we like that. But what percentage of those loans are awarded to women? How many help people who are the first generation of their family to attend college? How do...

May 21, 2014 Low wage, health activists prepare McDonald's attack

Source: CNN Money

Activists want to put the brakes on CEO Don Thompson's multimillion dollar pay package. Health advocates are petitioning LeBron James to stop peddling McDonald's junk food to kids. And, hundreds of fast-food workers are expected...

May 19, 2014 Portland Is First US City to Divest Funds From Walmart

Source: TruthOut .org

On Thursday, May 15, the city of Portland got rid of $9 million, or 25 percent, of its investments in Walmart. This marks the beginning of a divestment program that will purge Portland's investment portfolio of $36 million in...

May 16, 2014 Impact Investment professionals –interested in mobilizing Capital for Good – gather in New York City

Source: Reuters

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Impact Investment professionals –interested in mobilizing Capital for Good – gather in New York City on 29/30 May. TBLI CONFERENCE returns to New York City, connecting speakers and...

May 13, 2014 Students Rally Against Fossil Fuel Giants

Moyers & Company - This month, Harvard announced that it is signing onto the îUNî îPrinciples for Responsible Investmentî and the Carbon Disclosure Project as well as creating a Climate Change...

May 13, 2014 Boycotting coal stocks isn't the way to fight global warming

Source: St. Louis Post Dispatch

Stanford University is banishing coal stocks from its $18.7 billion endowment, but the mining industry is unlikely to feel much pain. Any shares Stanford sells will find plenty of willing buyers. If the stock price falls a...

May 12, 2014 Climate Change and the Fossil Fuel Divestiture Movement

Institutional Investor - Through 2012 more and more student groups became interested in divestiture, says Daniel Apfel, the current executive director of the Responsible Endowments Coalition (REC). Many of them were already on...

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