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September 17, 2019 Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, files for bankruptcySource: VOX
Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy on Sunday — the first expected step of a tentative agreement that the company reached last week to settle thousands of lawsuits related to its alleged involvement in the...
September 10, 2019 AT&T hires Goldman Sachs to defend against activist hedge fundSource: NY POST
AT&T has hired Goldman Sachs to defend itself against activist investor Paul Singer, whose hedge fund is calling on the company to sell assets, including its DirectTV satellite service, The Post has learned.
September 4, 2019 6 Ways CEOs Can Prove They Care About More Than Shareholder ValueSource: Harvard Business Review
... the 181 CEOs who signed the Business Roundtable’s breakthrough statement on the purpose of corporations embraced a much wider interpretation of corporate responsibility—signalling the beginning of the end for the shareholder...
Source: Pamela J. Styles, Next Level Investor Relations
The rate of change across ESG/Sustainability is staggering. It’s tough for company boards and management teams to get ahead of the curve, especially for small and mid-cap companies. It has become effectively non-optional for...
Source: Seeking Alpha
"We have nothing to fear about a recession right now except for the fear of recession," Bank of America (BAC +3%) CEO Brian Moynihan, said in a Bloomberg Television interview today.
August 21, 2019 The new threat to capitalismSource: Axios
In what would have been widely dismissed as absurd even a year ago, a mainstream consensus has suddenly swept the world that the core of the global economic system has gone terribly awry, requiring a basic shakeup of capitalism.
August 20, 2019 ESG Investing: Is Nike a Responsible Investment? If you’re searching for a feel-good stock, see how Nike scores on The Motley Fool’s ESG framework.Source: The Motley Fool
Nike is the largest seller of sports apparel and footwear in the world, operating in six key categories: Running, Nike Basketball, Jordan, Football (soccer), Training, and Sportswear.
Source: USA Today
The upside is that most economists don’t expect this next downturn, whenever it should occur, to be anything like the Great Recession, which broke records for length and severity. But typical downturns are no picnics, either.
August 19, 2019 ESG Investing: Is Microsoft a Responsible Investment?Source: The Motley Foo;
For years, Microsoft has put out a detailed sustainability report that uses the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Standards, as well as the United Nations' approved disclosures for reporting on human...
August 16, 2019 Supporting The Cause: A Beginner’s Guide To Impact InvestingSource: Forbes
If you’re looking to do good for both society and your bank account, consider impact investing. No matter the cause, investors are increasingly connecting their wealth with their social consciousness.
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