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20th Mar 2015
Bank of America Changes Bylaws to Allow Some Investors to Nominate Directors
16th Mar 2015
Is exorbitant CEO pay a form of tyranny? Thomas Aquinas thinks so
A combination of shareholder activism, academic rigor and religious support may be chipping away at exorbitant CEO pay, finding it bad for business and contrary to the common good.Pay of corporate chief executives has grown "an astounding 937% over...
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
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...
20th Feb 2015
Wells Fargo and Citi face shareholder pressure
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 series.SocialFunds.com -- Last night, I finished reading Jesus: A Life, a book-...