Investors don’t like it when companies do one thing and then say another.
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A new study finds that investors punish companies for behaving badly over three times as much if they have a record of saying they’re virtuous.
There are many environmental, social and governance principles worth considering.
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Many investors and corporations believe that accounting for the impact that businesses have on the environment, society as a whole and their own workforces benefits their bottom line.
As consumers, we can change our lifestyle, our investments and demand change from our governments. Together — along with accountants — we can get there.
To achieve environmental sustainability, we need strong corporate standards that are quantifiably enforced, accountants trained to accurately measure sustainability — and we must all play a role.
Consumers may think Boeing’s planes are safer because the company donated 250,000 masks to China.
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New research shows that when companies do things like give to charity or reduce their carbon footprint, consumers perceive their products as less risky.
Taking a whiff of the marijuana flower.
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A business ethicist explores whether cannabis stocks fit in with a socially responsible approach to investing.
Wayfair workers protested their employer’s decision to sell beds to immigrant detention facilities.
A new kind of capitalism is emerging in which companies value communities, the environment and workers just as much as profits. Even the Business Roundtable agrees.
Divestment rally at Harvard University, April 17, 2015.
Many students and professors at US colleges and universities want their schools to divest holdings in fossil fuel companies, but it’s a hard sell for school administrators.
Firms run with the long term in mind can aim to provide social, environmental, and financial returns.
More CEOs and investors are looking to long term value over short term profits – an approach that may net them both.
The Rhodes Must Fall movement accused the University of Cape Town of having blood on its hands for investing in the mining company Lonmin.
Universities have the power to transform society not just through how they operate their campuses, but also through how they invest their endowments and pensions funds.
Businesses with women leaders are better corporate citizens.
A recent study of firms listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange suggests that companies with gender-diverse boards are more responsible corporate citizens.
Loosening their grip. Will markets exit oil like they edged away from tobacco?
Efforts to break our financial addiction to the energy sector might find useful lessons in the slow decline of tobacco.
Universities in the US have led the divestment charge - the ANU is leading the Australian movement.
Tony Abbott’s criticisms of the ANU’s divestment decision will come back to bite him. The tide of change is such that Vice-Chancellor Ian Young and the ANU Council will be seen as leaders. Others will…
Sustainability reporting still lacks consistency and comparability.
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Once on the fringe of institutional investors’ considerations, reporting on environmental, social and governance related issues is now common practice among major listed companies. But the quality and…