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Investors Are Making Life Uncomfortable For Boards

May 31st, 2007

Editors Desk

Eye on The Markets

by The Economist | 5.31.07

IS THIS, to use the words of Martin Lipton, a veteran Wall Street lawyer, the age of the imperial shareholder? Owners in America are putting executives under an increasingly harsh spotlight. “Activist” hedge funds have found that they can make a lot of money by amassing stakes in companies and pressing managers, sometimes by taking board seats themselves, to make changes that force the share price upwards.


In South Africa, Poor Health Can Kill Small Businesses

May 30th, 2007

Editors Desk

Eye on The Markets

by The Wharton School | 5.30.07

Health Economics


The Exxon Annual Meeting

May 30th, 2007

Editors Desk

Eye on The Markets

by The Washington Post | 5.30.07

Many shareholders argued that taking steps to curb global warming was in the company’s long-term financial interests. Stephen Viederman, a shareholder from New York, compared Exxon Mobil’s current strategy to the big U.S. automakers’ policy of sticking to gas guzzlers while foreign competitors opted for more fuel-efficient cars.


New Sustainability Risk Reports From ISS

May 23rd, 2007

Editors Desk

Eye on The Markets

by Institutional Shareholder Services | 5.23.07

Industry’s Most Comprehensive Database Draws on Over 400 Environmental, Social and Governance Indicators to Help Investors Manage Compliance and Portfolio Risk


« Revolt Of The Governors

May 20th, 2007

Editors Desk

Eye on The Markets

By The Washington Post | 5.20.07

imageA massive expansion of the federal government, supported by big business, is on the way. Conservatives couldn’t be less prepared.


Revolt Of The Governors

May 20th, 2007

Editors Desk

Eye on The Markets

by The Washington Post | 5.20.07

Lead or Step Aside, EPA

States Can’t Wait on Global Warming

By Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jodi Rell


Citigroup Pledges $50 Billion To Fight Climate Change

May 8th, 2007

Editors Desk

Eye on The Markets

by Citigroup | Environment USA | Financial Times | 5.08.07


Darfur Divestment Debate Continues…

May 5th, 2007

Editors Desk

Eye on The Markets

by Bloomberg | IHT | SRI USA | Financial Times | 5.05.07

Lack of direct Darfur connection convinces shareholders to keep stake in PetroChina


BOP Back On Centre Stage

April 4th, 2007

Editors Desk

Eye on The Markets

by Harvard Business School | 4.04.07

BOP Back on Centre Stage
Source: HBS Working Knowledge




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