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What the CEO ‘Purpose of Business’ Declaration Is — and What It Isn’t   
August 29, 2019
Source: Sustainable Brands - “Accountability to everyone means accountability to no one,” the Council of Institutional Investors rightly observed, in their rapid criticism of the Business Roundtable for putting shareholders last, seeing them...
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$50b super fund demands Woodside, Santos link exec pay to emissions   
August 29, 2019
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Loading Emma Herd, chief executive at the Investor Group on Climate Change, said it was frustrating to be told a company had a position and then see a contrary stance taken by their lobby group on behalf of members. "We are...
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U.S. Investor Group Joins Global Investors in Tackling Climate Change in Hong Kong   
August 29, 2019
Source: CSR Wire - BOSTON, Jun. 12 /CSRwire/ - Amid growing concern that climate change is already having substantial global economic impacts that are certain to grow, a coalition of institutional investors, including the Boston-based Investor...
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CEOs urged to dump BCA over 'green tape' stance   
August 29, 2019
Source: The Australian Financial Review - On top of this, the BCA supports the use of Kyoto carryover credits to meet the Paris target, which It would reduce the government's effective emissions reduction target to about 16 per cent, according to the Investor Group on...
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Peloton reveals widening losses in filing for IPO   
August 29, 2019
Source: The Business Journals - The Council of Institutional Investors has warned that the misalignment of ownership and voting rights presents a risk to the “health and fairness of capital markets” and has pushed companies to adopt so-called sunset...
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The Profit’s poor performance shows why governance matters   
August 28, 2019
Source: Crain's Chicago Business - Unequal voting power violates a fundamental principle endorsed by leading corporate governance advocates. The Council of Institutional Investors, for example, argues that “every share of a public company's common stock...
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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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