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March 4, 2015 The smart way to divest fossil fuels

Source: Reuters

The New York Times Business section article entitled “Study Claims Oil Divestiture May Hurt College Endowments” on February 9 reported on a new paper, financed by the Independent Petroleum Association of America, claiming that...

March 3, 2015 Gannett Settles With Icahn Over Corporate Governance -- Update

Source: NASDAQ

Gannett Co. has agreed to implement certain corporate-governance policies at the upcoming spinoff of its publishing division, settling a dispute with activist investor Carl Icahn.

March 2, 2015 Members of €32bn Danish pension funds to vote on fossil fuel divestment

Source: The Guardian

Series of resolutions asks six of Denmark’s pension funds to drop their ‘black money’ investments in coal, oil and gas projects that cause climate change

February 26, 2015 Look Who Crashed the 2015 Proxy Season! – Chapman and Cutler

Source: Valuewalk

The rise of shareholder activism in the realm of corporate governance has increasingly focused on board performance and the right of shareholders to replace those directors who are perceived to underperform. One proposed approach...

February 20, 2015 Norway oil fund reveals divestments and resolution rejections

Opalesque Hedge Fund News - Norwayâs $860bn oil fund laid out its growing clout as a îresponsible investorî as it revealed that it had divested itself from more than 100 companies in the past three years and...

February 17, 2015 Divestment: It’s not Morality – It’s Economics

Source: Daily Gazette

I’m an economist – or, at least, Swarthmore and other institutions trained me as one. The moral arguments over divesting from fossil fuel companies to me play second fiddle to the economic issues involved and their political...

February 12, 2015 Fossil fuel lobby goes on the attack against divestment movement

Source: The Guardian

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you,” said Mahatma Gandhi. The climate change campaign to divest from fossil fuels seems to be moving through those stages at express speed, with a sudden barrage of...

February 11, 2015 GM shareholder seeks spot on board

Source: MarketWatch

General Motors Co. said Tuesday that Harry J. Wilson, a former government official who helped restructure the company, has nominated himself as a board candidate and is proposing that the company commit to completing $8 billion...

February 11, 2015 How to beat activists in 2015

Source: IR Magazine

With the 2015 proxy season approaching and shareholder activists promising to torment corporate Canada throughout the year, IROs are on the hunt for any sort of data, tool or insight that will help give them an edge and formulate...

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...

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