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March 13, 2012 Keeping up with Europe's ESG pace-settersSource: City Wire
Whether you talk about SRI (Socially Responsible Investing), RI (Responsible Investing) or ESG (Environmental Social and Governance), it boils down to taking a wider-angled perspective on how investments across asset classes and...
February 20, 2012 Corporate governance: SEC, shareholder activism driving enhanced director disclosureSource: Reuters
With a slew of Dodd-Frank and SEC driven regulations headlining the 2012 proxy season, enhanced director disclosure will be a prominent issue as investors demand heightened corporate accountability and broader levels of...
January 18, 2012 Eco-Friendly Economics for the Green InvestorSource: News Discovery
Putting money where your mouth is can be a scary prospect for the Earth-friendly investor in the current economy. Making environmentally responsible investment decisions doesn't have to be a baldness-inducing gamble. Three...
Source: New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, sole trustee of the US$140 billion retirement fund, spoke of the importance of sustainable investing at the Responsible Investor annual conference at Bloomberg headquarters on 13...
December 21, 2011 The problem with green rankingsSource: Guardian.co.uk
News Corporation – a multinational media conglomerate that includes BSKYB, Dow Jones, Fox News, 20th Century Fox and Star, among other units – announced earlier this year that it has become climate neutral, meaning that its...
December 8, 2011 Occupy Wall Street: A Generation Of 20-Somethings Airs Its Grievances, Its FrustrationsSource: Amanda Fairbanks, Huff Post
NEW YORK -- Since graduating a year and a half ago from the Rhode Island School of Design, Nate Barchus hasn't shaken a nagging feeling: that he's aimless. During college, the 23-year-old illustration major had grown...
December 7, 2011 Higher Education and Responsible Investing: $350 Billion at StakeSource: Forbes
Recently, I interviewed Dan Apfel, Executive Director of the Responsible Endowments Coalition (REC)'''the leading voice for responsible investing in higher education. REC works with student activists and college community ...
November 15, 2011 Hit Banks Where It Hurts If They Damage SocietySource: Carnegie Endowment
This week marks the two-month anniversary of the launch of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. In that short time, the protests have spread to more than 900 cities worldwide and, one poll suggests, have won the support of a...
November 14, 2011 Model Proxy Access ProposalSource: James McRitchie, CorpGov.net
Today, the United States Proxy Exchange (USPX) released a Model Proxy Access Proposal that can be presented to corporations for a shareowner vote under SEC Rule 14a-8 to ensure that long-term shareowners have a reasonable, but...
November 7, 2011 Shareholder activism on the rise?Source: CFO World
Is shareholder activism on the up? A recent report from Pirc, the corporate governance consultancy, certainly gave the impression it was, flagging up the relatively high number of investor pay protests this year. To date in 2011,...
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