2011 Proxy Season: Social Investment at the Threshold

By: Thursday May 5, 2011 4:46 pm

Ernst & Young estimates in a new publication [pdf] that half of all shareholder proposals in 2011 will deal with environmental and social issues, and support for these proposals is growing. In fact, “83 percent of investors now believe environmental and social factors can have a significant impact on shareholder value over the long term.”


Americans Blame Wall Street Bankers, Obama Picks Banker as Top Advisor

By: Thursday January 6, 2011 1:05 pm

From a purely political perspective the optics of this choose are just terrible.

And yet the truth is that Obama has made a Wall Street banker his top adviser even though a plurality of voters blame their current economic hardship on Wall Street bankers.

Amoral Corporations and Immoral Corporate Personnel

By: Sunday June 27, 2010 10:30 am

Corporations are creatures of stature, not, despite the best efforts of the Supreme Court in cases like Citizens United, human beings. Corporations don’t have consciences, or any other human attributes. We hope that the people running corporations have human attributes, like consciences, but it appears that is not always the case. The only goal of a corporation is to make money while limiting liability for the owners. This fixation frequently leads to massive disasters, like the destruction of the Gulf of Mexico.

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