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Concerns over environmental and social sustainability challenges are the the fastest growing cause behind today's shareholder proposals, suggests a Harvard Business School study.
As investigations led by USA Today and the New York Times reveal, buyers who are captivated by Donald Trump's business background should be aware.
Eight months after the Volkswagen emissions scandal rocked Germany’s iconic automaker, the repercussions still refuse to go away. Now, Norway's sovereign wealth fund is suing VW over financial losses it says are due to the auto manufacturer’s recent struggles in the global securities markets.
In the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, the Obama administration announced new steps to fight tax evasion, money laundering, opaque corporate registers and corruption in the financial services sector. Yet at the same time, the U.S. is one of the biggest offshore business havens on Earth.
The Asset Owners Disclosure Project, the mission of which is to shield the owners of assets such as securities, stocks and bonds from climate change risks, recently released its Global Climate 500 index. And for those who believe climate change poses risks to investors' portfolios, the results are not pretty.
SunEdison filed for bankruptcy protection in New York yesterday. While some depicted the company's foibles as a symptom of bigger issues in the solar sector, experts say it was reckless ambition that led to its quick demise.
In a 10-page filing submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission, two financial advisory firms are urging Chipotle’s shareholders to vote in favor of a resolution that will tie executive compensation to the company’s sustainability performance.
Suncor, a $31 billion integrated energy giant based in Calgary, Alberta, is advising its shareholders to vote “yes” on a proposal that mandates climate risk disclosure.
BlackRock teamed up with Ceres to issue a guide for investors seeking engagement on sustainability and corporate responsibility issues with companies.
Food and commodities giant ADM announced it will develop a no-deforestation policy in a move to source soy and palm oil more responsibly.
A new study makes the case for sustainability to be part and parcel of a company’s enterprise risk management plan.
Brazil’s energy giant Petrobras has become a symbol of Brazil’s recent problems, with dubious acquisitions and poor management.