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June 18, 2015 Double Duty Dollars: Behind The Crazy Idea That Investors Can Make Money And Change The World At The Same TimeSource: Forbes
In 2001, after 29 years cultivating Napa’s Silver Oak Cellars and its iconic cabernet sauvignon, Justin and Bonny Meyer sold their 50% stake to partner Ray Duncan for $110 million. With Justin’s health iffy, they hoped it would...
In some way or another, hopefully we all strive to make the world a better place. There is a time-old question often pondered by investors, “is there a way to do good without sacrificing returns?” Historically, most “socially...
May 29, 2015 Shareholder Activism Is Ok, As Long As It's HonestSource: Investors' Business Daily
Activism can be beneficial for all shareholders if it spurs an honest discussion amongst management and investors about the state and direction of a company. Such a debate can lead to many outcomes: Stay the course, make changes...
April 23, 2015 Should You Be a Socially Responsible Investor?Source: Daily Finance
Sustainable, responsible and impact investing -- often called socially responsible investing, or SRI -- has gained popularity in recent years as investors weigh environmental, social and corporate governance criteria when...
April 16, 2015 Reflections from Career Investor Amy DominiSource: Triple Pundit
“Women and Investing.” The feminist in me is struggling. The suggestion of a special category implies a difference, and a difference, when it comes to women, tends to mean a weakness. Women and the sciences, women and sports, the...
Spring brings a new proxy voting season, as shareholders exercise their right to raise issues of importance to company management, the board of directors and fellow shareholders. In recent years, the number of shareholder...
April 8, 2015 Women and the Future of InvestingSource: Triple Pundit
Discerning the ways in which women interact with and affect the investment sector has in the past been challenging, as very few serious discussions delved deeply into the subject. The most prominent conversations have tended to...
An upcoming lawsuit over firearms filed against Wal-Mart could have big implications on the future of corporate governance. New York City’s Trinity Church is suing Wal-Mart over not allowing shareholders to vote on a resolution...
March 14, 2015 Op-Ed 2: Winston Churchill: the steps responsible investors must take to prevail on climate changeSource: Responsible Investor
Returning to the unconventional stewardship, which I called for in for my first article, I urge you to follow the guidance of Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Speaking at...
February 19, 2015 HOLY LAND PRINCIPLES GAIN MOMENTUMSource: Holy Land Principles,Inc
The recent ruling by the SEC has put wind in the sails of the good ship, Holy Land Principles. That ruling stopped three major companies — Intel, GE and Corning —from excluding Holy Land Principles resolutions from their 2015...
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