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November 18, 2014 Ethical funds: over 30 years, have the green shoots yet taken root' - But does all this choice mean ethical investing is easier â and more popular' According to îEthical Investment Research Servicesî, once the 2013 figures are finalised the amount ethically...

November 17, 2014 Shareholder activism & corporate performance

Source: Business Day

Shareholder activism is a way in which shareholders can influence a company’s behavior by exercising their rights as owners (Investopedia). Shareholder activism is not the prerogative of minority shareholders as it can involve...

November 10, 2014 Faith in finance: religion's role in SRI's rise - Till Jung, of German sustainable ratings agency îOekomî Research, says the influence of religion was present at the very start of the SRI theme. âI would say that no ESG service provider...

November 6, 2014 Investing in equality, the potential of boardroom diversity

Source: Reuters

Thomson Reuters recently hosted a panel presented by the Women’s Bond Club called “Trading on Diversity: New Investment Vehicles Target Women’s Leadership for Progress and Profit.” The panel, of which I was a member, met to...

November 3, 2014 Panelists Highlight Major Trends, Takeaways From 2014 Proxy Season

Source: Bloomberg

The Securities and Exchange Commission saw “12 percent fewer requests for [shareholder proposal] no-action relief” this proxy season, a sign that companies may be pursuing greater shareholder engagement, Smeeta Ramarathnam, chief...

October 28, 2014 Moral money: Investors 'put ethical concerns on par with price'

ProfessionallAdsviser - We do not believe there is any financial penalty, our view is ethical funds help generate performance îEIRISî said the findings show consumers' ethical concerns are almost as strong as being...

October 27, 2014 Big Endowments Are Divesting: Are You'

Triple Pundit - this divestment campaign started a few years back at universities and colleges and has now spread to over 300 college campuses across the country through organizations such as îResponsible Endowments...

October 23, 2014 Procter & Gamble : Shareholders Representing $35bn Press Procter & Gamble for Recyclable Packaging

4 Traders - OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 21-- îAs You Sowî Foundation issued the following news release: Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble has made a qualified commitment that 90% of its packaging will be recyclable...

October 23, 2014 CalSTRS and The Thirty Percent Coalition Expand Campaign

Source: California State Teachers’ Retirement System

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Institutional investors representing more than $3 trillion in assets under management, along with some of the nation’s leading women’s organizations, sent letters to 100 companies in the Russell 1000...[more]

October 22, 2014 SRI in Latin America: Early Stages

Source: Just Means

The financial world of socially responsible investing (SRI) is gaining support in Latin America. Governments, banks and investors are beginning to understand the importance of shifting assets into activities which support the...

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