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March 20, 2018 Verizon shareholders want executive pay tied to how well it improves its cybersecurity

Source: Fast Company

Today, shareholders in Verizon filed a proposal for the company’s May 3 annual meeting requesting the board to consider tying the compensation of “senior executives” to the company’s security performance.

March 20, 2018 Facebook promises "comprehensive audit" of Cambridge Analytica

Source: ZDNet

Facebook in 2016 asked the analytics firm to delete the data collected from 50 million profiles, but Facebook never verified the company's response.

March 15, 2018 What does investing ethically mean?

Source: City AM

Ethical or socially responsible investing encourages corporate behaviour that promotes environmental stewardship, consumer protection and human rights. In addition, it usually means actively avoiding businesses involved in such...

March 9, 2018 Disney shareholders vote against CEO Iger's pay package

Source: CNBC

Walt Disney Co shareholders rejected an executive compensation plan that could reward Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger with up to $48.5 million a year over four years plus an equity grant worth about $100 million, in a...

February 26, 2018 We’re All Gun Owners, and Here’s Why

Source: Barron's

For many Florida teachers, it’s an indignity on top of tragedy. Inside their retirement plans, they hold stock in the companies that make the AR-15 rifle, the weapon used to kill 17 of their students and colleagues at Stoneman...

February 12, 2018 Is ESG investing going mainstream?

Source: Investment News

Despite advisers' misgivings, asset managers are coming around to the idea that a company's stance on environmental, social and governance issues is a good proxy for future success

January 19, 2018 Does Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) Outperform?


In our recent article on Swell Investing, we took a look at some impact investing portfolios that allow investors to only invest in companies that “do good”.

January 17, 2018 BlackRock's Fink Wants CEOs to Say How They'll Use Tax Cash

Source: Bloomberg

BlackRock Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink is asking leaders of the world’s biggest companies to say how they’ll spend extra cash from the U.S. tax overhaul

January 11, 2018 McDonald’s Agrees to Global Phase-Out of Polystyrene Packaging; As You Sow Claims Credit

Source: Environmental Leader

McDonald’s has agreed to end the use of polystyrene foam packaging globally by the end of this year, says shareholder advocacy group As You Sow. A proposal filed by As You Sow urging the company to phase out of polystyrene was...

January 9, 2018 Fund managers shouldn't try to save the world at pensioners' expense

Source: The Hill

Spectrem found that members almost universally want fund managers to focus on what they pay them for: maximizing returns instead of chasing ego-stroking headlines.

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