SPECIAL SERIES: Building Healthier Communities

Microgrants Make Big Impacts for Local 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.

Proposed Bill in Congress Would Silence Activist Investors

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.

Business Groups Threaten Shareholders’ Right to File Proposals

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.

Are Student Loans the Next Financial Bubble?

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.