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July 25, 2014 Just how responsible is your 'socially responsible' fund'

Canada - So how can socially responsible funds justify being invested in oilsands' Well, most use a best-of-sector approach, based on the work of Toronto-based îJantzi Researchî. îJantzi Researchî analyses...

July 24, 2014 In 2014 Proxy Season, Shareholders Got More Political

Source: Corporate Counsel

A new study shows that more than in any recent year, labor-affiliated shareholder activism in 2014 has primarily involved public employee pension funds, especially those for New York City and state, as well as the American...

July 24, 2014 Herbalife Bashing Brings Bill Ackman Behind Where He First Began

Source: Bloomberg

During a more than three-hour presentation yesterday, billionaire investor Bill Ackman choked up while describing his family’s immigrant beginnings, called Herbalife (HLF) Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Michael Johnson “a predator”...

July 23, 2014 Fund managers hope for more robust socially conscious options

Source: Investment News

Money managers work to build products for younger investors, who are expected to favor values-driven investing

July 21, 2014 Another View: Divesting means losing a seat at the table

TheSacramento Bee - CalPERS was a founding member of the îInvestor Network on Climate Riskî, a leading group of 100 institutional investors representing more than $10 trillion in assets, addressing a policy agenda...

July 17, 2014 Why investments that do good make good business sense

Reuters - The business potential is not insignificant. About $1 of every $9 is invested in sustainable and responsible investing strategies in the U.S., according to a 2012 report from îUS SIFî: The Forum for...

July 17, 2014 Bloody day for boards as shareholders revolt

The Independent - îPensions & Investment Research Consultantsî (Pirc), the advisory group which examines companyâs pay awards, said the water utility's new pay policies were âconsidered to be...

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 16, 2014 Harvard Business School Student Aims to Create 'the Fidelity of Socially Responsible Investing'

Source: Bostinno

Zach Lupei is not comfortable with firearms, and has never owned a gun. Where he grew up in Illinois, handguns had historically been illegal. Why, then, would he want to invest in a gun company?

July 15, 2014 The Real Power of Shareholder Advocacy

Triple Pundit - The 500-member-strong Catholic congregation is a member of the îInterfaithî îCenterî for îCorporateî îResponsibilityî (ICCR), which is well known for its advocacy on...

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