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Commentary & Opinion
September 11, 2012 Socially responsible investingSource: CBS News
Whenever I hear the term "socially responsible investing," I'm typically being pitched some magical solution that is a combination of beating the market and creating social good. Also typical is that this socially responsible...
August 14, 2012 Sustainability Reporting & GRI Focal Point USA: One Year LaterSource: Hank Boerner, Chairman Governance & Accountability Institute
Focusing on the huge market we usually refer to as "Corporate America," the folks who run nonprofit Global Reporting Initiative [GRI] in Amsterdam organized a concentrated effort to encourage more U.S. companies to adopt the GRI...
August 9, 2012 Need for the right independent directors and auditorsSource: Money Life
The gross corporate misdemeanors reported by Indian and overseas financial analysts make it imperative to revisit the process of appointment of independent directors and auditors—statutory and internal
August 8, 2012 The Failure of U.S. Capitalism Is the Shareholders' Fault?Source: Forbes
There’s been a lot of talk lately about blaming shareholders and the corporate governance movement for the failure of the capitalist economy. This makes about as much sense as claiming that all corporations are inherently evil....
Source: James McRitchie,CorpGov.net
The cartoon at left accompanied an article entitled Where are the funds? (Pensions & Investments, 3/5/2012) P&I lamented, “instead of sitting on the sidelines, activist investors should take advantage of the opportunity to file...
July 13, 2012 2012 Proxy Access EffortsSource: James McRitchie, CorpGov.net
As Glyn Holton reported last week, the SEC denied no-action requests from Forest Labs ($FRX) and Medtronic ($MDT). (SEC Delivers For Shareowners On Proxy Access, 6/29/2012). Therefore, shareowners will get an opportunity to vote...
June 15, 2012 Shareholder Activism Reaches an Inflexion Point: A Conversation with ICCR's Laura BerrySource: CSRWire
This is shaping up to be a remarkable year for shareholder activism. Longtime activists are being joined in droves by mainstream investors who in the past have stood on the sidelines. Leadership at Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and...
June 7, 2012 Activists take heart in Wal-Mart resultsSource: The Deal Pipeline
A series of shareholder initiatives directed at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. by institutional investors was defeated at the company's annual meeting on June 1, including efforts to deny the reappointment of 16 directors to the Wal-Mart...
Source: CNN Money
FORTUNE -- Exposing fibs, exaggerations and indiscretions -- routinely used to undercut or derail political careers -- is migrating to the corporate world as a new tactic for unhappy shareholder activists to win changes they seek...
May 14, 2012 Impact Investing: Will It Make a Difference?Source: US News and World Report
About a year ago, the New Hampshire Charitable Trust asked us if some Tuck students would be interested in helping them investigate best practices in the new and emerging field of Impact Investing. Our first question was: what do...
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