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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...

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.

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