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July 19, 2017 AS PROXY SEASON WINDS DOWN, A LOOK AT THE NUMBERSSource: Bloomberg
There were 231 shareholder proposal no-action letter requests submitted to the SEC in the first half of 2017, compared with 218 proposals submitted for no-action letter relief during the same time period in 2016, according to...
In May and June 2017, seven United Methodist annual conferences (regional bodies) with demographically and politically diverse constituencies approved resolutions defending the right to invest church funds according to their...
Source: The Street
The SEC allowed an increased number of companies to exclude shareholder proposals during the 2017 annual meeting season, according to a report by law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
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.
June 27, 2017 Investing with ‘green’ ratings? It’s a gray areaSource: Reuters
Buying into companies based on environmental, social and governance factors, has become a hot trend on Wall Street, spawning a new industry that sells investors company ratings based on those factors and funds dedicated to rated...
A leading shareholder advisory firm is buying up environmental data and analytics companies, because its says investors are increasingly concerned about the impact climate change will have on their portfolios.
June 20, 2017 What's a woman on the board worth to stock investors? About 300 bps, according to CIBC studySource: Financial Post
Having women on a company’s board of directors leads to better stock market returns and that’s information institutional investors can use when deploying their portfolio strategies, a new report prepared by CIBC World suggests.
Source: Campus Reform
Georgetown University recently passed a policy in favor of divesting from companies involved in “abortion services,” though the new provision could open the door to divestment from fossil fuels and Israel, as well.
Money is pouring into sustainable investments, which has surged by more than $2 trillion in the last two years. Demand is growing as clients want to increasingly invest responsibly.
OSLO, – Sweden’s largest national pension fund, AP7, has sold its investments in six companies that it says violate the Paris climate agreement, a decision environmentalists believe is the first of its kind.
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