Global Divestment Mobilization week kicked off today and will run through May 13. Want to shed fossils for the occasion? Read on for the need-to-know.
President Donald Trump’s proposed tax plan could help both small and large businesses. But can he convince Republicans and Democrats who worry it will balloon the deficit?
SPECIAL SERIES: Building Healthier Communities
Grant-making programs let companies and foundations reach out to their communities and make a difference. But creating a resilient grant program takes work. We asked Aaron Dorfman, CEO and president of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, about the key points that potential grant-makers should know before launching their program.
Today, more investment funds and managers consider climate change when evaluating their long-term financial viability. But at least $4.5 trillion in assets worldwide are still exposed to climate risk.
Rural counties from New England to the American South to Hawaii are attracting socially responsible businesses by providing economic development package for equipment purchases, new factory construction and facilities renovation.
A new bill in Congress would all but eliminate the shareholder proposal, a favorite tactic of activist shareholders. The proposals can push companies to change their business practices related to human rights, the environment, executive pay and lobbying.
The Community Reinvestment Act was supposed to right many of the wrongs that led to unfair lending practices. But a new study shows it isn’t working.
Transparency matters to 21st-century shareholders. The Royal Bank of Canada and the Walt Disney Co. both heard from shareholders last month. They called for greater transparency into the companies’ political views and lobbying efforts.
In February, the Business Roundtable, a group representing the some of the most powerful CEOs in corporate America, delivered a regulatory hit list to a sympathetic White House. Within that roster was a pitch to decimate the regulatory provisions that allow small shareholders a voice in corporate governance.
Wells Fargo’s struggles continue as investors call for several members of its board to be replaced. To make matters worse, more cities are considering divesting from the bank as a result of its involvement in the Dakota Access Pipeline.
With a new presidential administration keen on eliminating reforms that attempt to stall the financial industry’s excesses, watch for new economic risks to emerge in the next few years — including America’s mounting student debt.
Wells Fargo will pay $110 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over its dubious retail banking practices. But the bank’s legal and ethical troubles are far from over.