1st Quarter Walden Research & Shareholder Engagement Update

We are pleased to share with you our quarterly report on Walden’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and shareholder engagement activities.   Topics addressed include proxy voting and shareholder rights, climate change, sustainability reporting, equal opportunity, and Walden’s portfolio carbon footprints.   Click here for the 1Q 2017 report

Press release: ShareAction urges shareholders to reject BP’s and Shell’s remuneration policies for rewarding risky high-carbon strategy

Press release: ShareAction urges shareholders to reject BP’s and Shell’s remuneration policies for rewarding risky high-carbon strategy Responsible investment organisation ShareAction is calling on investors to vote down BP’s and Shell’s remuneration policies at the AGMs this May. ShareAction accuses the compensation frameworks of being ‘misaligned with the interests of …

Co-op Weekly – Co-ops back in U.S. Census after 20-year absence

Including co-ops in the 2017 Economic Census will help pinpoint the scope and impact of cooperative businesses nationwide.Co-ops back in U.S. Census after 20-year absence NCBA CLUSA is thrilled to announce that a decades-long absence of federally-reported data on co-ops in the U.S. will end with the 2017 Economic Census. …

Opinion: Climate change is now

Friday, April 21, 2017NYTimes.com/Opinion » David Leonhardt Op-Ed Columnist The damage from climate change isn’t just coming in the future. It’s part of the present, as this weekend’s issue of The New York Times Magazine points out. “Last year, melting permafrost in Siberia released a strain of anthrax, which had been sealed …

GreenMoney_April17 Women and Investing

  The April 2017 “Women and Investing: The New Face of Wealth” issue from GreenMoney is now online. Completely written by women with unique perspectives on impact investing, business, finance and activism. Below are the articles. 2017/18 is GMJ’s 25th Anniv Year.   Building a Career in Impact Investingby Jenn Pryce, President and CEO, Calvert Foundation …

What people are reading this week – ESG: Turning words into action?

ESG: Turning words into action? EC’s expert group gets serious on sustainable finance There have been countless investor groups and campaigns set up to promote sustainable investments. But Christian Thimann, chair of the European Commission’s High Level Expert Group on sustainable finance, believes the group he leads has a “unique” …