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August 31, 2011 Impact Investing DefinedSource: Huffington Post
The term "Impact Investing" has taken on many meanings in the past few years. I want to end the confusion and underscore that impact investing must by definition deliver impactful and compelling financial returns.
August 26, 2011 Sustainability and good businessSource: ITI News - South Africa
Socially responsible investing has, in the past, been ignored by investors who believe that companies which put 'softer' issues - such as environmental and social issues - on the same level as financial profits, will...
Source: Mindy Lubber, Forbes
So you’re managing a $200 billion investment portfolio. And now you’ve been asked to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations across all of your asset classes. What do you do? This is not an MBA...
August 17, 2011 Executive Compensation in Risky TimesSource: Forbes
When the financial markets closed last week, they had seen four days in which the Dow Jones Industrial Average had gone up or down by more than 400 points. While most of us enjoy roller coasters in amusement parks, we find them...
July 28, 2011 Investing for sustainable developmentSource: Environmental Finance
How can investors be encouraged to consider more than purely commercial and short-term gains? Several different sets of investment principles now exist, aiming to incorporate social, environmental and governance criteria into...
Source: Hollywood Reporter
NEW YORK - The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, which represents about 300 money managers with assets of more than $100 billion, wants News Corp. to split the roles of chairman and CEO that company founder Rupert...
July 26, 2011 Shareholder Protection Act of 2011: Preemption, Prevention and Protection (What Citizens United May Have Wrought)Source: The Race to the Bottom
The issue of corporate campaign contributions has returned. Several sponsors have reintroduced the Shareholder Protection Act of 2011. The bill is designed to deal with some of the problems arising out of the Supreme Court's...
July 22, 2011 CalPERS blasts News Corp.'s two-tier stock structureSource: Sacremento Bee
"This is a corruption of the governance system," said Anne Simpson, senior portfolio manager at CalPERS for corporate governance, in a statement released by the pension fund. Simpson added, "The ... > 1862
July 20, 2011 How Marketing Has Failed Socially Responsible InvestingSource: GreenBiz.com
About two months ago, Joel Makower made the claim that "green marketing is over." Makower believes green marketing as we know it has failed us -- the great consumer revolution simply hasn't materialized, and sustainable products...
June 29, 2011 Good Corporate Governance vs Pension Fund SocialismSource: JDSupra
The California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) have teamed up on an initiative called the Diverse Director Database (3D Program). The United States...
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