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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..."
News & Updates
November 28, 2018 Investors call on Duke Energy to mitigate coal ash risksSource: Mountain Xpress
Press release from As You Sow: A group of 35 institutional investors representing nearly $41.2 billion in AUM sent a letter to Duke Energy Monday calling on the company to initiate an independent ...
November 28, 2018 HUNDREDS OF GOOGLE EMPLOYEES TELL BOSSES TO CANCEL CENSORED SEARCH AMID WORLDWIDE PROTESTSSource: The Intercept
MORE THAN 240 Google employees have signed an open letter calling on the company to abandon its plan for a censored search engine in China, as protesters took to the streets in eight cities to condemn the secretive project.
November 13, 2018 General Electric tumbles to post-financial crisis lows after CEO Larry Culp says he will sell assets to reduce leverage (GE)Source: Business Insider
General Electric plunged as much as 10% Monday — to a record low of $7.72 a share — after CEO Larry Culp said he feels the "urgency" to cut the company's leverage and will do so by selling assets.
Research & Insights
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 ActivismSource: 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 RealitySource: 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.
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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