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Investors Demand Climate-Risk Disclosure in 2013 Proxies   
March 11, 2019
Source: Bloomberg L.P. - Bloomberg BNA -- Shareholders are filing resolutions ... executive director of the Investor Environmental Health Network. The rapid increase in votes reveals investors’ concerns about hidden risk in portfolios from fracking...
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Anti-Genocide Activist Sees Hope in Vanguard Vote   
March 11, 2019
Source: Barron's - And then there was the genocide issue. A group of shareholders called Investors Against Genocide submitted a proposal asking Vanguard to adopt an anti-genocide policy so that fund managers would avoid stocks that...
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The New Economics of Climate Change   
March 11, 2019
Source: The New Yorker - “The tragedy and impending catastrophe is that we’re waking up at the very moment when it’s already starting to be too late for our actions to mean anything,” Bob Massie, the initiator of the Investor...
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Investors put US prisons companies under scrutiny   
March 10, 2019
Source: Financial Times - chief executive of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, whose members filed the motions. The decision to go after Geo, which has a market value of $2.5bn, reflected concern over prison inmates and asylum seekers,...
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Investors Should Be Seen and Not Heard   
March 10, 2019
Source: lawprofessors.typepad.com - I am fascinated by the eyebrow-raising speech SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce delivered to the Council of Institutional Investors (CII) earlier this week. In it, she said: I have concerns about ...
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Morrison government emissions cap move a step towards carbon trading   
March 10, 2019
Source: The Australian Financial Review - "The upside of the proposed changes is that they could allow a future government to transition the safeguard mechanism into a baseline and credit emissions trading scheme," said Emma Herd, chief executive of the Investor Group on...
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Super funds poised to control half of Aussie shares by 2030   
March 09, 2019
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald - Investor activism was nothing new, said Emma Herd, the CEO of the Investor Group on Climate Change, which includes both industry and retail super funds, as well as other major investors like Blackrock and Colonial First State....
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SEC commissioner Peirce signals shareholder arbitration is not dead yet   
March 09, 2019
Source: Reuters - This week, SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce signaled in a speech to the Council of Institutional Investors that she would support a corporate mandatory arbitration clause, arguing that institutional investors should be more...
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'Cantering off a cliff': Investor group warns on weak emissions goals   
March 09, 2019
Source: Brisbane Times - The analysis by the Investor Group on Climate Change [IGCC] came as the Swedish government - one of five European nations to rule out using any surplus generated by beating Kyoto Protocol emissions targets - told the Herald such...
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Behind the Investor Push Against Amazon's Facial Recognition   
March 09, 2019
Source: Government Technology - That was by design. Members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) — a coalition including religious institutional investors, environmental nonprofits, labor groups and social-purpose asset managers...
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