The Evolution of Value Series - Part 3, by Wayne Visser
The dominance of shareholder value grew through the 1970s and into the ‘greed is good’ Wall Street boom-and-bust 1980s, with deregulation ushering in a new era of creative financial products like derivatives. This in turn fuelled the growth of the casino economy – which economist John Maynard Keynes had warned about decades previously, saying:
Insights from the President of Parnassus Investments
By Benjamin E. Allen, President, Parnassus Investments and a portfolio manager for the Parnassus Core Equity Fund
As President of Parnassus Investments, I often think about what responsible investing might look like over the coming decades. The future is anchored in the past, so I believe the best way to begin an answer to this question is with a look back at the early years of responsible investing.
by John Streur, president and CEO, Calvert Research and Management
The responsible investing movement that we have started and shaped has reached the end of the beginning, with a broad and strong foundation that will evolve to provide the superstructure of our society’s continuing struggle to address and solve its greatest challenges. Our efforts are working, and we are being joined in our mission by more investors worldwide every day.
Corporate Social Responsibility is bringing communities and corporations together in ways that will change the future. As boardrooms around the world begin to feels its presence, CSR continues to present a whole host of opportunities and challenges for businesses. This is my foray into some of the key areas that shape the nature of CSR practices. First, the head and the heart – let’s take a look at the role of CSR Management in profiting communities and corporations.
Record high climate-related resolutions seek improvements on issues like greenhouse gas reductions, flaring cutbacks and increased sustainable palm oil sourcing
BOSTON, MA, March 7, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Motivated by mounting scientific evidence that human activity is a leading cause of climate change, major institutional investors are pushing for stronger actions from companies in climate-related shareholder resolutions in the 2014 proxy season.
Bakken’s Largest Oil Producer Commits to ‘as Close to Zero PercenFlaring as Possible’ As Industry Continues to Flare 30 Percent of Produced Gas
BOSTON, March 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Continental Resources, Inc., the largest oil producers in North Dakota’s Bakken region, has committed to reduce natural gas flaring from its operated well sites to “as close to zero percent flaring as possible.”