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Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC)   
April 12, 2019
Source: Prevention Web - The Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) is an initiative to create awareness among Asia’s asset owners and financial institutions about the risks and opportunities associated with climate change and low carbon...
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Nearly 4,500 Amazon employees challenge company to lead on climate-change policies   
April 12, 2019
Source: Finger Lakes Times - Indeed, it received more activist shareholder proposals on climate and other environmental, social and governance issues this year than any other company, according to the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. ExxonMobil...
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Blog: CII defends quarterly reporting   
April 12, 2019
Source: JD Supra - (See this PubCo post.) At the end of March, the influential Council of Institutional Investors submitted its comments in response to the SEC request. In its comment letter, CII defends the current quarterly reporting system,...
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More tech companies are selling stock that keeps their founders in power   
April 12, 2019
Source: Recode - Amy Borrus, deputy director of the Council of Institutional Investors Proponents for one share, one vote, however, make the case that some wildly successful tech companies — Apple, Microsoft, and, most notably, Amazon...
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4,500 employees challenge Amazon to lead on climate-change policies   
April 12, 2019
Source: The Gazette - It received more activist shareholder proposals on climate and other environmental, social and governance issues this year than any other company, according to the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. ExxonMobil and...
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U.S. investor group urges halt to dual-class structures in IPOs   
April 11, 2019
Source: Reuters - Members of the Council of Institutional Investors voted to adopt a new policy that all investors in initial public offerings have equal voting rights among their shares, an official of the group said. They are concerned that...
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Investor activists push gun-maker to distance itself from NRA positions, look at 'smart gun' technology   
April 10, 2019
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - The activists include Majority Action, a liberal-leaning shareholder group, and religious investors affiliated with the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. While they hold a small number of Sturm Ruger shares, last...
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Tech IPOs With Dual-Class Shares Start to Face Meaningful Pushback   
April 09, 2019
Source: The Street on MSN.com - In even stronger terms, the Council of Institutional Investors lambasted Lyft's voting structure as part of a risky trend in the capital markets: "The message [Lyft's S-1 filing] sends is that the Lyft founders can govern the...
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Council of Institutional Investors names new officers   
April 08, 2019
Source: Pensions&Investments - Theresa Whitmarsh, executive director of the $104 billion Washington State Investment Board, Olympia, was named chairwoman of the Council of Institutional Investors on Wednesday. Ms. Whitmarsh, a former co-chair, was elected by...
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Funding Harvard More Fairly   
April 07, 2019
Source: The Harvard Crimson - Instead, let us suggest an alternative: the social choice fund could follow the strict guidelines already set forth by the Responsible Endowments Coalition. These include a commitment to investing in companies that do not abuse...
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