Investor Coalitions Streaming News
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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Investor Group Proposes ESG Disclosure Rules   
August 23, 2019
Source: Environmental Leader - The Ceres-led Investor Network on Climate Risk has proposed that companies listed on US and global stock exchanges be required to include a series of environmental, social and governance sustainability disclosures in their annual...
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Can capitalism be saved by a concept born in Boston'   
August 23, 2019
Source: The Boston Globe - Ken Bertsch, executive director of the Council of Institutional Investors, noted that the Business Roundtable’s list of stakeholders put investors last, even though they are the owners of public companies. He worries that...
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What to watch for now that CEOs have rewritten the purpose of the corporation   
August 22, 2019
Source: Washington Post - The Council of Institutional Investors (CII), an association of pension funds, endowments and foundations, said it “respectfully disagree[d]” with the statement, suggesting it “undercuts notions of managerial...
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Church Pension Group to Host a Series of Expert Panels on Shareholder Engagement   
August 22, 2019
Source: Digital Journal - Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility; Christopher Rowe, CFA, Vice President, Investments Department, CPG; Jennifer M. Rynne, CFA, Managing Director and ESG Analyst, Wellington Management, and John Wilson, Vice President,...
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