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Electronics Trade Association Prohibits Payments to Labor Brokers
The amendment to the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition's Code of Conduct follows engagement on the issue of payments to labor brokers by members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. - (04/10/15)
Market for Conservation Investments Expected to Grow Dramatically
A first ever report on the practice of conservation investing, co-authored by The Nature Conservancy, anticipates that private investment will triple by 2018, from $2 billion to nearly $6 billion. - (04/03/15)
No Financial Sacrifice in Sustainable Investing
The Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing analyzes thousands of sustainable mutual funds and separately managed accounts, and finds that most meet or exceed the performance of traditional investments. - (03/30/15)
US Coal Crash Structural, not Cyclical, Report States
The Carbon Tracker Initiative's latest report reveals that bankruptcies are rampant in the US coal industry as cheap natural gas and a strengthening renewable market indicate that the decline of coal will be permanent. - (03/27/15)
Corporate Sustainability Measures Fail to Address Impacts
The 2015 State of Green Business report, published by GreenBiz with environmental data supplied by Trucost, confirms that corporate sustainability efforts and disclosures are insufficient. - (03/26/15)
Community Capital Management Outlines Plans for $100 Million in Rural Development Bonds
The Florida based fixed income investment adviser published a report in which it reveals that it plans to invest $100 million in bonds financing rural community development. - (03/23/15)
Record Breaking Number of Shareowner Resolutions in 2015
The eleventh edition of As You Sow's Proxy Preview identifies 433 shareowner resolutions filed this year, with corporate political activity and the environment accounting for slightly more than half of them. - (03/21/15)
Corporations Improving on LGBT Rights
Evolution in social acceptance of diversity, as well as years of shareowner engagement by Walden Asset Management, leads to many companies adopting sexual orientation and gender identity policies. - (03/20/15)
Shareowners Continue Push for Fracking Disclosure
Six companies are recipients of resolutions this proxy season, calling for greater disclosure of environmental and community risks associated with hydraulic fracturing. - (03/17/15)
Report Analyzes Impact Investing Funds
The Global Impact Investing Network reports on more than 300 impact investment funds that direct investments by foundations and high net worth individuals to social and environmental opportunities in North America and emerging markets. - (03/09/15)
Good News for Shareowner Engagement on Food Issues
Dunkin Brands agrees to remove nanomaterials from powdered sugar, and Dow Chemical commits to increased disclosure on its management of environmental and social impacts associated with an herbicide used with genetically engineered seeds. - (03/07/15)
Individual Investors Struggle with Sustainability
More than half of individual investors surveyed by Morgan Stanley believe financial returns will be compromised by a sustainable investment strategy, but demand from millennials and women are likely to drive an increase in the strategy. - (03/06/15)

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