Enlightened shareholder value needs enlightened shareholders

kristy Reforming Global Finance

Network for Sustainable Financial Markets has posted a new item, ‘Enlightened shareholder value needs enlightened shareholders, say NSFM participants and other experts’ In a letter published in The Times today NSFM participants Catherine Howarth, Steve Waygood, Jeremy Leggett, Charles Scanlan and Raj Thamotheram, along with other experts, have called for …

Ending Quarterly Capitalism

kristy SRI/ESG News

http://www.forbes.com/sites/mindylubber/2012/02/21/ending-quarterly-capitalism/ www.ceres.org Ending Quarterly Capitalism By Mindy Lubber Quarterly capitalism – a system that drives far too many CEOs, directors, investors, and analysts to focus on short-term performance and return on investment – is on a collision course with reality. In the risk/reward equation that fundamentally drives capitalism, the majority …

The Mondragon cooperatives valued workers instead of shareholder value

kristy Community Development Solutions

The Success of Mondragon Cooperatives in Spain has been well documented over decades, and still worth reviewing, Editor The Mondragon cooperatives ? valued workers instead of shareholder value by merijnknibbe Economists often have a stunning lack of knowledge about the kaleidoscope of different kinds of companies which exist. The neo-liberal, …

How SC Johnson Cut Its Emissions by 27% in 5 Years

kristy Resource Efficiency

  The Latest News How SC Johnson Cut Its Emissions by 27% in 5 Years By Jonathan Bardelline S.C. Johnson exceeded its most recent greenhouse gas reduction goal by more than three times thanks to renewable energy and a system at its largest manufacturing plant that uses landfill byproducts in …

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 …

ESG Investment Strategies: Have you got your money on the right horse?

Ethical Markets Global Citizen

Growing environmental challenges and informed customer choice to have a material impact in the response of businesses and the future of financial risk analysis – says Forum for the Future. In a recent interview with Finance IQ, Alice Chapple, Director for Sustainable Financial Markets at the Forum for the Future, …