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CEOs Say They Want to Look Beyond Shareholders—But the Law May Get In the Way   
August 27, 2019
Source: Fortune - Of the Roundtable’s 193 members, 181 signed the statement. Within hours of its release, the Council of Institutional Investors fired back on behalf of its members, which include more than 100 ...
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The B Corporations Want the Business Roundtable to Prove It   
August 27, 2019
Source: YAHOO! - Meanwhile, the pro-shareholder group Council of Institutional Investors isn’t exactly thrilled with all of this shareholders shade, and has pointed out that so far the Roundtable is being too ...
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Australian business 'lagging' on science-based emissions cuts   
August 27, 2019
Source: The Australian Financial Review - The emergence of other voluntary initiatives such as Climate Action 100+, the Responsible Investment Initiative, the Investor Group on Climate Change and the Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative – which are supported...
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Industry super flexes muscles on emission reduction   
August 26, 2019
Source: The Fifth Estate - To imply that reducing pollution is a political rather than a pragmatic matter is somewhat out of step with current financial realities, with a recent Investor Group on Climate Change report showing the majority of big investors...
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Who should companies serve first: customers or investors'   
August 26, 2019
Source: NJ.com - Not everyone is on board with the large-scale switch. Per Quartz’sHeather Landy: Another powerful lobby, the Council of Institutional Investors (CII), is taking exception, lamenting that the Business Roundtable has...
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Can Trump order American companies to stop doing business with China'   
August 25, 2019
Source: Fox Business - Ken Bertsch, the executive director of the Council of Institutional Investors, a non-profit that focuses on corporate governance, said he feels the same.
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Stock Dividends Are Growing More Slowly Around the World. Here’s Why.   
August 24, 2019
Source: Barron's - The Council of Institutional Investors criticized the move, saying the statement puts shareholders last. “Accountability to everyone, means accountability to no one,” the CII said in a press release. As many as 20...
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Boss of $10b clean energy fund says 'government can sell us if it wants'   
August 23, 2019
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Emma Herd, the head of the Investor Group on Climate Change - which represents investors with more than $2 trillion in funds under management - told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age that "everyone is keeping that option...
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If corporations don’t put shareholders first, what happens to business judgment rule'   
August 23, 2019
Source: Reuters - (Reuters) - Marty Lipton’s inchoate feud with the Council of Institutional Investors may be the juiciest early story to emerge from the Business Roundtable’s announcement this week of a new corporate paradigm. But...
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The Business Roundtable’s statement isn’t revolutionary. It’s a truism.   
August 23, 2019
Source: Washington Post - That’s why the Council of Institutional Investors responded forcefully to the Business Roundtable statement by clarifying that “accountability to everyone means accountability to no one.” Courts rarely...
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