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The Origins

In "The Concept of the Corporation," to quote the noted management guru Peter Drucker, modern big business is something that must be accepted by every country, for it is obvious that modern industrial technology requires some form of big-business organization.  Therefore, "Big Business" is something that must be accepted as the very center of any modern industrial society.  The central question, then, is not whether we want Big Business, but what we want of it; and what organization of Big Business and of the society it serves is best equipped to [help us] realize our wishes and demands..."

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News & Updates

June 15, 2021 Your Company Pledged to Reduce Its Carbon Footprint. Now What?

Source: Harvard Business Review

Tweet Post Share Save Print One in five of the world’s 2,000 largest publicly listed companies have now committed to a “net-zero” emissions target — meaning that by 2050 they will produce close to zero emissions and will...

May 28, 2021 Activist Investor Wins Exxon Board Seats In Day Of Reckoning For Big Oil

Source: Oil Price

The win is being viewed as a shocking and powerful statement by shareholders as to their displeasure with the oil giant for not doing enough to mitigate the effects of its business on the climate. And For Exxon, it could mean big...

April 30, 2021 All eight Ivy League student governments sign resolution calling for fossil fuel divestment

Source: The Pennsylvanian

All eight Ivy League student body presidents signed a joint resolution authored by Penn's Student Sustainability Association calling for each school to fully divest from fossil fuels. The resolution, which also contains...

Research & Insights

December 3, 2015 ISS and Glass Lewis Update their Proxy Voting Guidelines for 2016 Proxy Season

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,...

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 Activism

Source: 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...

Commentary & Opinion

July 5, 2017 Thud: Socially Responsible Investing Meets Reality

Source: 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.

November 17, 2016 The Results Are In: Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing by U.S. Asset Managers At All-time High — $8 Trillion!

Source: Hank Boerner – Chairman & Chief Strategist, G&A Institute

We have an important update for you today: The US SIF Report on “US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends, 2016,” was released this week.

June 2, 2016 Opinion: Why socially responsible investing is financially irresponsible

Source: Market Watch

Wall Street loves its fads. And if you’re looking for hot trends touted by money managers right now, it’s hard to find one more buzzworthy than “socially responsible investing.”


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