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March 15, 2016 FLASH REPORT: Eighty One Percent (81%) of the S&P 500 Index Companies Published Corporate Sustainability Reports in 2015Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.
G&A Institute charted the rapid and significant uptake in corporate sustainability reporting among the 500 companies -- over the years sustainability reporting rose from just 20% of the companies reporting in 2011 to 81% in 2015....
February 8, 2016 Patagonia’s Circular Economy Strategy: A Case StudySource: Ethical Corporation
Ethical Corp developed an exclusive case study of Patagonia’s circular economy strategy available as a complimentary download. Highlights include: 5 pages of exclusive insight into the responsible strategy of one of the most...
December 15, 2015 Pension Advisors, Be Careful With ESG InvestingSource: Think Advisor
Cerulli report urges advisors to consider the legal ramifications of making investment decisions based on nonfinancial goals
Source: JD Supra
Proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis each have released updates to their policies that outline how they will form recommendations to shareholders on how they should vote on governance,...
October 15, 2015 Socially Responsible Retirement InvestingSource: Main Street
Data from Calvert Investments shows 87% of retirement savers say they "want investment options that align with their values," and 82% say they want socially responsible investments offered to them in their employer-sponsored...
September 25, 2015 2015 Shareholder Activism Study From FTI Consulting and Activist Insight Finds Continued Appetite for Activism in Global Marketplace
GlobeNewswire - Steven Balet, Managing Director and activism specialist in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting, noted, "Recent examples of institutions and activists working together include Relational and...
August 31, 2015 Corporate Governance And Hedge Fund ActivismSource: ValueWalk
Over the past 25 years, hedge fund activism has emerged as new form of corporate governance mechanism that brings about operational, financial and governance reforms to a corporation. Many prominent business executives and legal...
August 24, 2015 Proxy Access Proposals: Preliminary 2015 U.S. Postseason ReviewSource: ValueWalk
Momentum is the buzzword that best describes the 2015 Proxy Season in the U.S. market. Some issues, such as proxy access, hit the ground running and emerged as ballot box juggernauts. Other topics, such as calls for independent...
June 24, 2015 High Income Women and Social ResponsibilitySource: Millionaire Corner
Women with a personal income of $200,000 or more, or those in a household with income of $400,000 or more, have specific interest in companies that are socially responsible.
June 8, 2015 FLASH REPORT — Seventy-Five Percent (75%) of the S&P 500 Index Published Corporate Sustainability Reports in 2014Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.
Sustainability reporting has become the clear norm in the U.S. capital markets as represented by our four year study of the S&P 500*. Over the last four years there has been significant uptake in sustainability reporting from...
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