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February 19, 2015 Activist investors actually protect the status quo

Source: Fortune

Shareholder activism can lull us into a false sense of security and make us forget that there are bigger corporate governance fish to fry.

February 16, 2015 Guest Column: Why I will vote against divestment

Source: The Daily Northwestern

This Wednesday, Associated Student Government will vote on divestment from six corporations linked to the Israeli military. This debate affects me personally: I was born in Israel and will be moving back after graduation

February 13, 2015 Opinion: Sustainable investing helps your portfolio do well and do good

Source: MarketWatch

Sustainable investing has gone mainstream. Today the practice of seeking long-term competitive financial returns together with positive societal impact represents more than one out of every six dollars of U.S. assets under...

February 11, 2015 5 tips for building a strong corporate board

Source: Fortune

Behind every great CEO is a great board, and I’ve noticed that startup founders tend to put off the task of building strong boards. Consider successful tech companies like Amazon ( AMZN 0.66% ) and Google ( GOOG 1.73% ) that...

February 11, 2015 Sin wins investor battle of vice or virtue

Source: FT.com

Sin works. The long-term numbers, produced this week by the London Business School academics Elroy Dimson, Paul Marsh and Mike Staunton for the annual Credit Suisse Global Investment Returns Yearbook, showed that tobacco and...

February 2, 2015 U.S. investors more interested in socially responsible funds

Source: Reuters

U.S. mutual funds that invest in companies they view as socially responsible are posting better returns, spurring advisers to pitch them to their clients. Managers for these funds, known sometimes as "sustainable, responsible...

January 30, 2015 How to leave a mark through investing

Source: The Astorian

Impact investing is not going to replace government or be a panacea, but it’s one of a number of new tools to address social problems. If you want to leave a mark on the world but are unsure of how to do it, I’d say take a look....

January 29, 2015 "US Corporate Governance: Boards of Directors Remain Under the Microscope"

Source: JDSupra Business Advisor

For a number of years, the message for directors of U.S. public companies has been that their decisions face greater and greater scrutiny. While some of this enhanced scrutiny has come from federal and state governments,...

January 22, 2015 Google: A Leader In Socially Responsible Investing, But Improvement Needed In Some Areas

Source: Seeking Alpha

There are many ways to understand and develop socially responsible investing (SRI). What is "responsible" for each person is vastly different, and what might be "responsible" to one person might be "irresponsible" to others. That...

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