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Large shareholders are increasingly being criticised for not pressuring company boards enough to be more socially and environmentally responsible. Daniel Pockett/AAP

Shareholder activism might sound good, but it’s delusional to think it will change anything much

Don't expect institutional investors to become activists for change to make corporations more responsible. More direct approaches are urgently needed.
Taking a whiff of the marijuana flower. AP Photo/Richard Vogel

Should investors buy marijuana stocks?

A business ethicist explores whether cannabis stocks fit in with a socially responsible approach to investing.
Research shows that so-called angel investors who write cheques to startups have a much bigger and more positive impact than governments providing ‘founding’ help to entrepreneurs. (Shutterstock)

Angel investors, not entrepreneurs, need government support

New research shows supporting angel investors, rather than giving startups 'founding' help, fosters entrepreneurship.
Inflation may be a bull market’s greatest enemy. AP Photo/Richard Drew

Stocks hate inflation – here’s why

While many market observers blame the growing threat of inflation for the stock market crash, the real culprit may be concerns that the economy is about to slow.

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