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March 19, 2015 Sustainable Brands Expands Networking Hub Designed to Accelerate the Exchange of Tools and Ideas among Business Leaders

Source: Sustainable Brands

Sustainable Brands® recently announced the expansion of the Activation Hub at SB’15 San Diego, June 1-4, 2015 at Paradise Point Resort & Spa. As a central networking hub, this action-centered environment will serve as an ideation...[more]

March 19, 2015 The 2015 proxy season: Shareholder activism is the ‘new normal’

Source: Inside Counsel

As the 2015 proxy season unfolds, many of the hot topics are a continuation of those that dominated the 2014 proxy season. The 2015 proxy environment has taken a distinctive shape, molded by recent developments as shareholders...

March 17, 2015 Socially responsible investment strategies come out on top

Source: Financial Review

Plunging commodity prices and poor returns from the mining sector have helped the crop of local fund managers that market themselves under "socially responsible" or "ethical" banners beat the returns of their mainstream...

March 17, 2015 In Shift, Firms Give Investors New Clout Over Board Seats

Source: Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—Several big U.S. companies are poised to hand activist investors the keys to their boardrooms following intense shareholder pressure and a regulatory shift that disrupted firms’ ability to block investor...

March 16, 2015 Climate change: UN backs fossil fuel divestment campaign

Source: The Guardian

The UN organisation in charge of global climate change negotiations is backing the fast-growing campaign persuading investors to sell off their fossil fuel assets. It said it was lending its “moral authority” to the divestment...

March 12, 2015 Socially responsible investors seek to change the world

Washington Jewish Week - That is according to Laura Berry, executive director of the îInterfaith Center on Corporate Responsibilityî, a New York-based coalition of nearly 300 organizations with more than $100 billion...

March 11, 2015 Proxy Preview 2015 Examines Record-Breaking Number of Sustainability-Related Shareholder Resolutions - This month, shareholder advocacy organization îAs You Sowî released its 10 th annual Proxy Preview report, detailing the record-breaking 433 social and environmental shareholder resolutions...

March 5, 2015 G&A Institute Supports Summit at Nasdaq on ESG and Company Performance

Source: Skytop Strategies

On June 19, Skytop Strategies presents “ESG Summit,” a full-day conference on the value of environmental, social and governance factors in company performance, featuring G&A Institute supporting as strategic partner. Hosted at...[more]

March 5, 2015 The Top Five Most Promising Trends in Philanthropy

Source: Forbes

Impact investing is seen as the most promising trend by most philanthropists, 52%, worldwide, according to the BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index 2015.

March 4, 2015 The smart way to divest fossil fuels

Source: Reuters

The New York Times Business section article entitled “Study Claims Oil Divestiture May Hurt College Endowments” on February 9 reported on a new paper, financed by the Independent Petroleum Association of America, claiming that...

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