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February 5, 2016 The Year in Social Enterprise: 2015 Legislative and Policy Review

Source: Lexology

The past year proved to be a landmark year in the brief history of the emerging social enterprise sector. Indeed, 2015 witnessed continued legislative efforts and important policy developments that illustrate the increased...

January 26, 2016 Warming up to ESG funds in 401(k)s

Source: Investment News

Environmental and social investment causes, once the near-exclusive province of hippies and tree-huggers, have migrated deep into the mainstream of investing, yet such strategies are rarely seen as options on employer-sponsored...

January 18, 2016 Socially Responsible Investing and the Quest to End Child Slavery

Source: Wealth Daily

The chocolate industry has long been guilty of utilizing child slave labor in an effort to meet the ever-rising demand for cheap cocoa. Certainly companies like Nestle and Hershey (NYSE: HSY) have benefited from this, as have...

January 14, 2016 3BL Media and Governance & Accountability Institute Announce Partnership to Improve Distribution and Benchmarking of Corporate Sustainability Reports

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute

3BL Media and Governance & Accountability Institute (G&A Institute) announced today a data analysis and distribution partnership to increase awareness of corporate sustainability reporting, and to better enable companies to...[more]

January 14, 2016 NYC Comptroller Announces 2016 Proxy Access Shareholder Proposals

Source: Lexology

Some things are as certain as death, taxes and Adobe updates. There will always be a proxy season, and maybe 15 years ago we started to think about ISS. Now the list has grown to include Scott Stringer, Comptroller of the City...

January 7, 2016 Religious Activists Wage War on Oreos, Triscuits, and Ritz Crackers

Acton Institute Power Blog - Yet here we have the religious shareholder activists of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility and Boston Common Asset Management celebrating a victory that their press release practically...

January 6, 2016 Socially Responsible Mutual Funds With the Worst and Best Returns

Source: Arizona Daily Star

Investors sometimes get a bad rap. Perceived as greedy individuals who will invest in any company — corrupt or otherwise — that boasts high returns, investors can be pegged as only having money on the mind. However, a recently...

December 30, 2015 Socially Responsible Investing Comes of Age

Source: Wealth Management.com

There is an evolution under way in socially responsible investing. It no longer means just screening out certain securities from portfolios according to ethical considerations (no sin stocks!), but investing with an eye toward...

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 ChurchMilitant.com's...

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