Mercer’s Responsible Investment Update

Ethical Markets SRI/ESG News

ISSUE 22 – BACK TO BASICS EDITION Dear Responsible Investment subscriber, We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of our Responsible Investment Update, a global review highlighting important new resources and reports about integrating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) considerations into investment decision-making processes. This month, …

APG, OECD’s Fiona Stewart, Danish SME funding, Lithuanian reform, AP6, financial reporting standards

Ethical Markets SRI/ESG News

Pension funds must not be ‘faceless investors’, says APG EUROPE – Corporate governance specialist at Dutch manager stresses importance of long-term engagement. 26/11/12 Fiona Stewart leaves OECD to join World Bank in Washington Danish pension funds welcome financing plans for SMEs Lithuanian parliament approves long-awaited pension reforms Swedish roundup: AP6, …

PIRC Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment Journalism Awards 2012 winners announced

Ethical Markets SRI/ESG News, Sustainability News

We at Ethical Markets are proud that our Advisory Board member, Ellie Winninghoff has won this Responsible Investment Journalist of the year Award. Our Congratulations! – Hazel Henderson, Editor The winners of the PIRC Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment Journalism Awards 2012 have been announced. The Corporate Governance Journalist of …

Five Questions about Executive Compensation – Special Interview with Eleanor Bloxham, CEO, The Value Alliance and Corporate Governance Alliance

Ethical Markets SRI/ESG News, The Power of Yin

Published on Emerging Markets ESG on Monday, June 4, 2012  Founded in 1999, The Value Alliance has provided education, information, and advisory services to directors and executives from hundreds of companies including large Fortune 500 multinationals as well as smaller entrepreneurial start-ups, both publicly traded and privately held corporations, and both taxable …

Five Questions about SRI – Weekly Expert Interview with Corli le Roux

kristy SRI/ESG News, The Power of Yin

Five Questions about SRI – Weekly Expert Interview with Corli le Roux, Head of SRI Index and Sustainability, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, South Africa – April 6, 2012 By Geoffrey on April 6, 2012 An interview from Emerging Markets ESG Each week Emerging Markets ESG publishes an interview entitled, “Five Questions …

Corporate Disclosure of Lobbying Activities and Expenditures

kristy SRI/ESG News

April 2012 Corporate Disclosure of Lobbying Activities and Expenditures A Progress Report on the 2012 Proxy Season In 2011, the AFSCME Employee Pension Plan filed eight shareholder proposals asking for companies to disclose their lobbying activities. The proposal did well as a first year proposal, averaging more than 24% at …

Employee share ownership and the EU corporate governance framework

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EFES NEWSLETTER – DECEMBER 2011 Employee share ownership and the EU corporate governance framework In 2011, the European Commission published a Green Paper and they organized a public consultation about the EU Corporate Governance Framework. Question 23 was about employee ownership: “Are there measures to be taken, and is so, …

New facts about employee ownership in November 2011

kristy SRI/ESG News

EFES NEWSLETTER – NOVEMBER 2011 Euroshareholders Euroshareholders is the organization of European shareholders associations. It was founded in 1992 while the European Federation of Employee Share Ownership was founded in 1998. Both organizations developed a good cooperation for many years, considering a number of common objectives regarding corporate governance in …

Five Questions about SRI – Weekly Expert Interview with Daiga Auzina-Melalksne

kristy SRI/ESG News, The Power of Yin

An interview from Emerging Markets ESG Five Questions about SRI – Weekly Expert Interview with Daiga Auzina-Melalksne, Chair, Management Board, NASDAQ OMX Riga Stock Exchange, Riga, Latvia – October 21, 2011 By Geoffrey on October 21, 2011 Each week Emerging Markets ESG publishes an interview entitled, “Five Questions about SRI.” …

UK Companies Act Provides Guidance for Investment Fiduciaries

kristy SRI/ESG News

An article from Sustainable Financial Markets Posted: 20 Apr 2011 10:41 AM PDT Catherine Howarth and Christine Berry write: There’s a fundamental inconsistency at the heart of the UK corporate governance framework. Company directors’ duties under the Companies Act are based on the concept of ‘enlightened shareholder value’: the UK …