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Apocalypse Now: Gun Ownership and Civic Moral Responsibility

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The TakeAway: The world may not have ended for us today, but it did for 27 women and children who were massacred at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday. That unspeakable tragedy reopens debates over gun ownership, violence, and mental health treatment. One dimension of “ownership”, however, involves not just the flow of guns but the flow of capital that makes gun manufacture possible.

What's Wrong with Maximizing Shareholder Value?

It's ironic that a goal so deeply entrenched in business is causing the very problem it was intended to cure, and the counter voices are getting louder
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It is time to take a hard look at the universally accepted principle that the goal of business is to maximize shareholder value.

Three New Oil and Gas Firms Called Best Investments; PSE&G Plans $1B for Solar Power; Ecopetrol Named to DJ Sustainability Index - Energy Minute for September 24, 2012

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Three oil companies have been named as among the best investment bets in the oil and gas sector by Seeking Alpha, a newsletter for investors. Sanchez Energy Corporation, Enbridge Energy Management, and Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust were singled out for their projected earnings per share growth of over 25 percent during the next year and their low level of accrued debt.

What Do We Do at the End of Free Range Capital?

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I remember singing “Home, Home on the Range” in an endless loop when I was young and wandering through the woods, probably a vestige of hearing Gene Autry crooning. The song’s portrayal of roaming buffalo, deer and antelope playing struck an imaginative chord—it was something about the free spirit, the rare occurrence of a discouraging word and the forever-cloudless sky that felt so right. It certainly suited my privileged youth. I not only bought the myth, I got it for a song!

RSF Social Finance Monthly -- September 2011

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In partnership with Leslie Christian and Portfolio 21 Investments, we have released a white paper questioning the foundations of current investment practice and proposing new principles for investing in the 21st century. We're presenting this paper at a special session at SOCAP, which kicks off a busy fall full of conferences and events.  Speaking of events, we are beside ourselves with anticipation of Celebrating Rudolf Steiner, a festival we are hosting to honor Steiner's legacy, 150 years after his birth.   In addition, check out some of our new borrowers, grantees and job opportunities at RSF!

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In partnership with Leslie Christian and Portfolio 21 Investments, we have released a white paper questioning the foundations of current investment practice and proposing new principles for investing in the 21st century. We're presenting this paper at a special session at SOCAP, which kicks off a busy fall full of conferences and events.  Speaking of events, we are beside ourselves with anticipation of Celebrating Rudolf Steiner, a festival we are hosting to honor Steiner's legacy, 150 years after his birth.   In addition, check out some of our new borrowers, grantees and job opportunities at RSF!

SustainabilityHQ Weekly Highlights - April 14, 2011

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A weekly newsletter highlighting the weeks news, commentary and research surrounding issues concerning ESG, Sovereign Wealth Funds, United States Public Pension Funds, and Asset Managers taken from the SustainabilityHQ.com research platform.  Each highlight is linked to associated profiles inside the SustainabilityHQ research platform, these profiles are only available to clients and subscribers.

This broadcast is sent several days after newsletter registrants recieve.  To get up to the minute alerts and highlights delivered directly to your inbox sign up for SustainabilityHQ Highlights by clicking here.

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A weekly newsletter highlighting the weeks news, commentary and research surrounding issues concerning ESG, Sovereign Wealth Funds, United States Public Pension Funds, and Asset Managers taken from the SustainabilityHQ.com research platform.  Each highlight is linked to associated profiles inside the SustainabilityHQ research platform, these profiles are only available to clients and subscribers.

This broadcast is sent several days after newsletter registrants recieve.  To get up to the minute alerts and highlights delivered directly to your inbox sign up for SustainabilityHQ Highlights by clicking here.

Your Businesses Doesn't Buy Into Sustainability? Well, Your Investors Do!

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Securing financing and investment dollars is one of the most pressing issues facing any start-up or business seeking to grow.  The ability to entice funding or ensure needed credit almost exclusively depends on meeting the qualifications defined by the lender.  As the future stability of business becomes further intertwined with sustainability ‘risk and reward’, investors now place business sustainability qualifications atop their list as a dominant determinant of

‘Return’ Continues to Drive Business Sustainability Investment

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Business sustainability conversations are no longer a sidebar conversation.  In fact, they are quickly becoming a primary focus in executive boardroom discussions and strategy sessions.  However, it's interesting to ask: Has the traditional view of ‘sustainability’ as an added cost really shifted to a discussion of quantifiable business value?  Is there an ROI for business sustainability? 

Sustainable Excellence: The Must-Read Book

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A new book, Sustainable Excellence, shows that for companies to deliver lasting value for investors, they must create strategies that include solutions to the biggest social and environmental challenges of the twenty-first century. You might wonder though. Aren't social and environmental concerns for NGOs or governments to worry about? Aren't companies supposed to build shareholder value?

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