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Foundations seen moving to boost journalism

July 20th, 2009

Foundations seen moving to boost journalism
Foundations are taking surprising steps to help address the crisis in the U.S. newspaper industry, and the CEO of the Knight Foundation believes several of the biggest U.S. foundations may “get into journalism funding in a significant way,” a new report says.

From Philanthropy Journal


CALPERS to sue credit agencies over ratings

July 16th, 2009

Calpers vs Credit Ratings



The California Public Employees’ Retirement System, Calpers, has launched a law suit against the ratings agencies Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch.

Full Story at FT Alphaville:


Activist Shareowners Tally Victories in 2009 Proxy Season

June 30th, 2009

Following the “The catastrophic collapse in governance” in 2008; the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility and the As You Sow Foundation report successful shareowner efforts on resolutions addressing corporate governance, the environment, and human rights. See Social Funds’ coverage here:


Serious doubts about the new Chairman of GM

June 15th, 2009

By Scott McKain, co-founder of The Value Added Institute

If my very future depended upon selecting a single person to sink just one basketball shot, I’m picking Michael Jordan.  If my life hung in the balance, and one individual from our history had to present an oration that would determine my survival, I would beg Martin Luther King to speak on my behalf.


The Resilience of the Co-op Business Model

June 10th, 2009

Overlooked by the mainstream media and only rarely discussed in the management journals is the resilience of the Co-operative business model.  The reason for this may well be the lack of management scandals, which have plagued the corporate and the nonprofit sectors over the past 20 years.


First do no harm; B-Schools and their physics envy

June 8th, 2009

Views on the culpability of schools in the economic meltdown range from one extreme to another, as do the prescriptions for how to win back the trust of business and students.

MBAs pledge to do good

Graduating students from Harvard Business School are lining up in their droves to sign an oath which requires them to “create value responsibly and ethically”.


Flip for good

May 12th, 2009

Here is a great idea for capturing user-generated content from the front lines of philanthropy at home and abroad; two video cameras for the price of one:


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