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Jul 15, 2014, 08:00 ET

"Financing Climate Change: Carbon Risk in the Banking Sector"

Investors may unwittingly be investing in financial institutions that will be adversely impacted by the effects of climate change.  The...

Nov 07, 2013, 13:30 ET

Hydraulic Fracturing report card: Industry Scores "F" on Risk Disclosures to Investors

Shareholder analysis of 24 companies finds energy producers – with BP, Exxon Mobil and Occidental at the bottom -- failing to adequately...

May 30, 2013, 09:46 ET

Investors Support Conflict Minerals Rule

Investors representing $458.67 billion of assets under management released a statement (bit.ly/13Za1jc) expressing their support for the "Conflict...

May 23, 2013, 20:05 ET

Diverse Coalition of Global Investors Managing More than $1.5 Trillion Calls for Systemic Reforms to End Human Rights Abuses in Apparel Supply Chains

 Concerned that human rights catastrophes like the April 24 collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh might recur if sweeping reforms aren't...

Apr 25, 2013, 09:28 ET

Investors Urge AT&T To Reduce Health Hazards From Lead Batteries Used In Cell Phone Towers And Data Centers

 AT&T shareholders vote tomorrow on a proposal at the company's annual meeting calling for the adoption of a comprehensive policy to...

Apr 24, 2013, 10:36 ET

Shareholders Give Bank Mandate To Address Climate Change

 Shareholders of PNC Financial (PNC) have sent a clear message to the banking industry that investors are interested in their management of...

Apr 19, 2013, 10:47 ET

Investors Representing More Than $890 Billion In Assets Join Call For Commonsense Immigration Reform

Policy Reform with Path to Citizenship Essential to Long-Term Growth and Just Society Earlier today, a broad and diverse group of more than...

Feb 19, 2013, 08:00 ET

Shareholders To Question Bank About Its Financing Of Climate Change

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has allowed Boston Common Asset Management's shareholder resolution to PNC Financial to remain on...

Oct 15, 2012, 09:00 ET

Investors Representing More Than $1 Trillion in Assets Win Better Sustainability Disclosure and Performance from Emerging Market Companies

The Emerging Markets Disclosure Project (EMDP) released its final report today, Lessons Learned:  The Emerging Markets Disclosure Project,...

Aug 23, 2012, 11:34 ET

Investors Welcome New SEC Rule Addressing Conflict Minerals in Supply Chains

 A coalition of investors welcomes yesterday's SEC rule on Section 1502, the "Conflict Minerals" provision, of the Dodd-Frank Act. The final...

May 29, 2012, 15:14 ET

Groups: IEA "Golden Rules" for Fracking Track Closely With Steps Already Called for by Investors

Investors Led by Boston Common Asset Management Applaud International Energy Agency's Fracking Recommendations; Proposed Guidelines Similar to...

May 16, 2012, 13:05 ET

Major Push To Clean Up Shale Gas Fracking As 55 Top Investors With $1 Trillion in Assets Weigh in

In Wake of Instances of Problem Drilling, Regulatory Rumblings and Shareholder Unrest, Investors Seek Greater Certainty through 12 "Best Practices"...

Jun 22, 2009, 10:30 ET

Major Emerging Market Investors Want More Disclosure on ESG Issues, Global Survey Finds

Brazil and South Africa Recognized for Most Progress on ESG Disclosure; Survey Respondents Represent $130 Billion in Emerging Market Assets Seven...

Dec 11, 2008, 09:30 ET

More Than 60 Investors, Groups Urge Obama to Improve Financial Risk Disclosure by U.S. Corporations

President-Elect Encouraged to Work in First 100 Days to Reverse Recent SEC Roadblocks to Shareholder Proxy Resolutions Inquiring About Risks...