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Recession tops list of CEOs' economic concerns   
January 22, 2020
Source: The Hill - American CEOs are most worried about a recession as the new year begins, according to the latest survey by The Conference Board. Economic decline topped the list of concerns for American chief executives heading into a crucial...
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Canadian Hydro Named Among Canada's Top 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations   
January 22, 2020
Source: CSR Wire - Jantzi Research in Toronto compiles detailed reports on thousands of stocks in Canada and around the world, delving into environmental, social and governance performance. The firm's research serves as the cornerstone for some of...
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Gender diversity on corporate boards boosts environmental performance: U of C study   
January 22, 2020
Source: Calgary Herald - The study — which looked at 857 firms on the S&P’s 1500 Composite Index, which represents about 90 per cent of stock market capitalization in the U.S. — compared the gender diversity of each company’s...
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Shareholder initiative nudges Starbucks to greener path   
January 22, 2020
Source: Pensions&Investments - The move comes partly in response to a 2019 shareholder proposal filed by nonprofit As You Sow and Trillium Asset Management asking the company to revive a sustainable packaging pledge to serve 25% of beverages in reusable...
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Canadian Firms Improve Slightly in Environmental CSR Scores   
January 22, 2020
Source: Environmental Leader - The report, based on an ongoing collaboration between the Richard Ivey School of Business and Jantzi Research, reveals continuing performance improvement during 2008, with 79 percent of companies improving their CSR ratings, up...
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Morgan Lewis Plans Move to New Phila. Tower   
January 22, 2020
Source: Law - That includes floor-to-ceiling glass throughout the property, multiple outdoor terraces, flexible workspaces, a fitness center and a conference center. It’s no secret that Morgan Lewis has been eyeing up new space in its...
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Standard and Poor's boosts Channel Islands' credit rating   
January 22, 2020
Source: BBC - The Channel Islands' credit rating has improved from "negative" to "stable". Credit rating agency Standard and Poor's improved its outlook for Jersey and Guernsey, citing greater stability in UK politics and clarity over Brexit....
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ISS and Glass Lewis recommend Equinox-Leagold tie-up   
January 21, 2020
Source: Mining Weekly - Independent proxy advisers Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis) have recommended that shareholders vote for the merger between Canadian miners Equinox Gold and Leagold Mining....
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Small Print: Proxy Season's Most Outrageous Disclosures   
January 21, 2020
Source: CBS News - Many thanks to my eagle-eyed colleagues at GovernanceMetrics International for highlighting some of the year's silliest and most appalling proxy disclosures for The Corporate Library blog. These are some of my favorites. Ascent...
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Economic Buzz: Moodys Lowers Hong Kong Credit Rating And Outlook   
January 21, 2020
Source: India Infoline - Moodys Investors Service lowered Hong Kongs credit rating and outlook on Monday, citing weaker-than-estimated institutional and governance strength in the backdrop of the ongoing socio-political unrest. The rating agency...
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