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The Origins

In "The Concept of the Corporation," to quote the noted management guru Peter Drucker, modern big business is something that must be accepted by every country, for it is obvious that modern industrial technology requires some form of big-business organization.  Therefore, "Big Business" is something that must be accepted as the very center of any modern industrial society.  The central question, then, is not whether we want Big Business, but what we want of it; and what organization of Big Business and of the society it serves is best equipped to [help us] realize our wishes and demands..."

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News & Updates

October 2, 2017 As Millennials Age Into Investors, Socially Conscious Funds Boom

Source: Observers

Millennials are known for a lot of things these days, but one attribute is their desire to live by the values they espouse. Many try to do so by recycling, reducing their carbon footprint and giving to causes they believe in. But...

September 25, 2017 What’s next for the fossil fuel divestment campaign?

Source: Johns Hopkins Newsletter

The Public Interest Investment Advisory Committee (PIIAC) recommended that the University divest from fossil fuels in a report released on Friday. Following PIIAC’s recommendation, the Office of the Provost established a 30-day...

September 5, 2017 How to Build a Socially Responsible Portfolio

Source: The Motley Fool

One out of every six professionally managed dollars is invested based on an SRI strategy nowadays. As a result, the number of SRI-based mutual funds has increased dramatically.

Research & Insights

December 3, 2015 ISS and Glass Lewis Update their Proxy Voting Guidelines for 2016 Proxy Season

Source: JD Supra

Proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis each have released updates to their policies that outline how they will form recommendations to shareholders on how they should vote on governance,...

September 25, 2015 2015 Shareholder Activism Study From FTI Consulting and Activist Insight Finds Continued Appetite for Activism in Global Marketplace

GlobeNewswire - Steven Balet, Managing Director and activism specialist in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting, noted, "Recent examples of institutions and activists working together include Relational and...

August 31, 2015 Corporate Governance And Hedge Fund Activism

Source: ValueWalk

Over the past 25 years, hedge fund activism has emerged as new form of corporate governance mechanism that brings about operational, financial and governance reforms to a corporation. Many prominent business executives and legal...

Commentary & Opinion

July 5, 2017 Thud: Socially Responsible Investing Meets Reality

Source: Wall St. Daily

But I’ll furnish hard proof today that socially responsible investors — among the fastest-growing demographics on the planet — are playing a fool’s game.

November 17, 2016 The Results Are In: Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing by U.S. Asset Managers At All-time High — $8 Trillion!

Source: Hank Boerner – Chairman & Chief Strategist, G&A Institute

We have an important update for you today: The US SIF Report on “US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends, 2016,” was released this week.

June 2, 2016 Opinion: Why socially responsible investing is financially irresponsible

Source: Market Watch

Wall Street loves its fads. And if you’re looking for hot trends touted by money managers right now, it’s hard to find one more buzzworthy than “socially responsible investing.”


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