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February 6, 2015 Shareholder activism - Why activist investors are good for the public company

Source: The Economist

AS INVENTIONS go, the public company is one of capitalism’s greatest. Initial public offerings promote innovation, by providing an exit route for entrepreneurs; being listed makes a firm open to scrutiny; and ordinary people have...

February 4, 2015 Expert Cites Missteps, Myths and Methodologies Regarding Socially Responsible Investing in Established and Emerging/Frontier Markets

Source: Marketwired

The popularity of Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) has increased greatly in recent years as more investors are compelled by the desire to partake in "impact investing" -- investing money in ways that favourably impact the...

January 29, 2015 Church of England to file shareholder resolutions at BP, Shell AGMs

Investment Pensions Europe - The Church Commissioners and Church of England Pensions Board are to co-file shareholder resolutions on climate change at the annual general meetings of BP and Shell next year. The two bodies, which...

January 28, 2015 Shareholders threaten boards over 'proxy access'

USA Today - "This is not going to be a merry dance," said Anne Simpson, senior portfolio manager with California Public Employees' Retirement System (îCalpersî), which manages a massive $296.3 billion in state pension...

January 21, 2015 Why socially responsible investing has finally entered the mainstream

Source: City AM

When we come to look back on 2014 in the years ahead, I believe that it will be seen as a watershed year in the long and varied history of investing. While there hasn’t been a single transformational event or action, over the...

January 20, 2015 Socially Responsible Investing: What It Is and How to Profit Using It

Source: The Street

"Socially responsible investing is an approach to investing that incorporates and integrates extra financial data into the investment decision-making process," said Scott Arnell, founding partner of Geneva Capital.

January 12, 2015 More investors putting their money where their morals are

Source: Dallas Morning News

Many of the cunning speculators and investing rogues who populate Wall Street — money managers, mutual funds and investment bankers — would buy stock in a bomb factory next to a schoolyard if they thought it would be profitable

January 8, 2015 Activist to public pensions: Thank you!

Yahoo Finance - He cited efforts by the Scott Stringer-led îNew York City pensionî and others to make it easier for smaller shareholders to nominate directors as an example of "politicized activism" along "individual...

January 8, 2015 The Benefits and Costs of Socially Responsible Investing

news.morningstar.com - a few îsustainableî, responsible, and impact investing, or SRI, funds incorporate governance into their stock-selection criteria. Investors looking for a core holding that targets stocks with...

January 5, 2015 'Ethical' Investing in Emerging Markets'

Wall Street Journal - executive director of the îInterfaith Center on Corporate Responsibilityî. Still, it takes âboots on the ground,â to sort it all out, Ms. Berry says. âThere are so many...

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