In The News
15th Aug 2014
More Than Half of Global Suppliers Commit to 100% Sustainable Palm Oil
Suppliers of more than 55 percent of the world’s palm oil have committed to produce or trade 100 percent deforestation-free palm oil in response to demands by global brands, who in turn were responding to investor pressure, according to Ceres....
11th Aug 2014
Online Petition Urges Pope to End Mandate Against US Nuns
9th Aug 2014
Investors Pressure Ralph Lauren on Human Rights
8th Aug 2014
Ralph Lauren Under Fire For Refusing To Sign Worker Safety Pacts
14th Jul 2014
Unitarians Craft Divestment Policy that Provides for Continued Engagement
SocialFunds.com talks with Simon Billenness of the Unitarian Universalist Association about the year-long process to develop a policy of divestment from fossil fuel companies while retaining shareowner engagement.
23rd Jun 2014
Human Rights Groups Commend State Department for Action on Thailand
by Robert Kropp The 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report downgrades the status of Thailand due to widespread human trafficking and official corruption in the country's lucrative seafood industry.
21st Jun 2014
Investors Tell FedEx to Distance Itself from Racist NFL Team Name
y Robert Kropp FedEx has naming rights to Washington DC stadium that is home to the Washington Redskins, the professional football team under increasing pressure to change its racist name.
20th Jun 2014
Pope Francis Calls for Sustainable Investment to Help the Poor
by Robert Kropp At a symposium on impact investing held this week at the Vatican, the Pope calls on the capital markets to serve the good of humanity.
18th Jun 2014
Shareowner Action on Fracking Disclosure Proves Strength of Proxy
The Investor Environmental Health Network reports that of six shareowner resolutions filed this year with companies engaged in hydraulic fracturing, four were withdrawn and two received substantial support.
12th Jun 2014
Investors Welcome Federal Bill Calling for Corporate Disclosures on Trafficking and Slavery Risks
This week, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) introduced the Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2014 (H.R. 4842). This important bill calls on corporations to uphold...