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12th Mar 2015

Investors convince PNC to stop financing mountaintop removal mining

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Faith-based investors lauded PNC Financial Services’ decision to no longer finance coal-mining firms’ major mountaintop removal ventures in Appalachia.Marcela Pinilla, director of shareholder advocacy at Mercy Investment Services...
10th Mar 2015

Burger King drops soft drinks from kids’ menu

Burger King has dropped soft drinks from its children’s meal menu, the latest change at a fast-food chain as advocacy groups urge restaurants to promote healthier fare, especially for children.Burger King followed the lead of McDonald’s, which...
3rd Mar 2015

Walmart minimum wage to keep staff rise piles pressure on rivals

After decades of shop floor and political campaigning, US retailers are finally finally beginning to increase their minimum wages. While the increase is benefiting millions of workers across the country, its driving force is market competition....
20th Feb 2015

Wells Fargo and Citi face shareholder pressure

20th Feb 2015

Wal-Mart wage hike seen pressuring Target, fast-food

Feb 19 (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc's wage hike will likely trigger a rethink on pay across the retail and fast-food sectors, with Target Corp one of the low-wage employers facing pressure to follow suit and pay workers more.Wal-Mart announced on...
14th Feb 2015

Corporate Responsibility for Farm Animal Welfare Benchmarked

13th Feb 2015

Shareholder Group Fights Fossil-Fuel Divestment

An organization of faith-based and socially responsible investors is pushing back against the call for divestment from fossil fuel companies. At its Winter Conference Wednesday, the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility, which claims 300...
11th Feb 2015

Journal Devotes Issue to Faith-Based Investors

An issue of Green Money Journal, guest edited by Mark Regier of Everence, explores the history and aspirations of faith-based sustainable investing. First of a two-part -- Last night, I finished reading Jesus: A Life, a book-...
27th Jan 2015

Burning Questions

Even before the energy boom became a victim of its own success as crude oil prices collapsed in November, it was facing severe headwinds from the fossil fuel divestment movement, which gained serious momentum in 2014. Initiated in 2011, when...
23rd Jan 2015

United Methodist Pension Fund Revises Investment Guidelines

Fund to Avoid Coal Energy and Companies Operating in Countries Thought to Violate Human RightsThe United Methodist Church is implementing new guidelines for its $21 billion pension fund meant to steer it away from investing in coal energy...


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