Amgen announces withdrawal from ALEC

Dear Colleagues: As you know, in the aftermath of the 2010 U.S Supreme Court Citizens United decision, concerned investors and advocates have participated in hundreds of discussions with companies about best disclosure practices for political spending and lobbying. In these engagements we have highlighted our belief that a company’s public …

Volcker Rule & Dodd-Frank: Too Much Too Little or Too Little Too Late?

Volcker Rule & Dodd-Frank: Too Much Too Little or Too Little Too Late? JP Morgan’s recent headline-grabbing $2+ billion loss on certain derivatives trades, alternately referred to as “hedges” by management and “bets” by politicians and others convinced of the need to curtail such activities, has again riveted policy makers …

This Week in Clean Economy: West Coast ‘Green’ Jobs Data Shows Promise

This Week in Clean Economy: West Coast ‘Green’ Jobs Data Shows Promise New report finds that California, Oregon, Washington and B.C. could triple the number of clean economy jobs to 1.5 million, with synchronized policies. by Maria Gallucci, InsideClimate News A group of West Coast leaders has made its first …