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BlackRock Shareowners Vote on CEO Pay
The Stephen M. Silberstein Revocable Trust files a shareowner resolution with the mutual funds giant, requesting that its proxy voting practices reflect a link between executive compensation and corporate performance. - (05/26/16)
SEC Backs Shareowner Challenge of Dominion Nuclear Plant
The utility's effort to exclude the resolution calling for analysis of the financial risks associated with a nuclear reactor which could cost over $19 billion is turned down by the Securities and Exchange Commission. - (05/06/16)
Second Benchmark of Corporate Human Rights Performance Launches
KnowTheChain, founded in 2013 to address California's Supply Chain Transparency Act, will initially benchmark the human rights performance of 20 companies in the information and communications technology industry sector. - (04/30/16)
Institutional Investors Support Increase in Solar Deployment
The Green Infrastructure Investment Coalition, launched during the COP21 negotiations, now counts over $60 trillion in assets under management supporting a trillion dollar investment in solar. - (04/29/16)
Despite Climate Commitments, World Bank Still Funding Fossil Fuels
Oil Change International reports that the World Bank Group's investments in fossil fuel exploration actually increased in 2015, to $313 million. - (04/22/16)
Investors Challenge Food Companies on Antibiotics
The collaborative investor network Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return writes to ten of the largest restaurant chains, requesting policies addressing overuse of medically necessary antibiotics. - (04/15/16)
Walden Updates Shareowner Action on Lobbying
Tim Smith of Walden Asset Management posts update on the 50 shareowner proposal addressing corporate lobbying expenditures filed this proxy season. - (04/11/16)
Investors Win Battles for Shareowner Votes on Climate at Exxon
Resolutions addressing the moral imperative of limiting climate change and the manner in which the company reports oil reserves replacement will appear on proxy ballot following SEC decision. - (04/01/16)
Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Launched
Members of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark complete methodology based in part on UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and plan to publish the first benchmark of corporate human rights performance in November. - (03/31/16)
Community Capital Management Publishes Annual Impact Report
In a webinar, Chief Impact Investment Officer David Sand emphasizes the importance the sustainable fixed income firm places on environmental and social impacts. - (03/21/16)
A Wealth of Insights in the 2016 Proxy Preview
Report authors Heidi Welsh and Michael Passoff detail a total of 314 pending shareowner resolutions, the majority of which target environmental issues and corporate political activities. - (03/11/16)
Demand for Impact Capital in Southern Africa Faces Challenges
The Global Impact Investing Network finds ample opportunities for increased sustainable investment in the region, but acknowledges that challenges to development persist. - (03/07/16)


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