corporate governance

Yum Brands, public health, animal welfare, antibiotics, shareholder resolutions, KFC, corporate governance, Leon Kaye

Shareholder Resolution Urges Yum! Brands to Ditch Antibiotics

The shareholder activist group As You Sow filed a shareholder resolution this week urging Yum! Brands to phase out the use of antibiotics.
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The Full Picture: Investor Relations Meets Sustainability

The communication gap between investor relations and sustainability departments is leaving investors without a full picture of corporate performance and unable to fully…
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Can CEOs Really Make Companies More Sustainable?

How much power do CEOs wield when it comes to integrating sustainability throughout their companies? Not as much as you might think.
Corporate governance, sustainability, shareholder activism, Leon Kaye, human rights, Wall Street

Shareholder Activism on Sustainability Issues is Surging

Concerns over environmental and social sustainability challenges are the the fastest growing cause behind today's shareholder proposals, suggests a Harvard Business School study.
Donald Trump, labor, corporate governance, gaming industry, Leon Kaye

Trump, Self-Described ‘Protector,’ Is More of a Corporate Predator

As investigations led by USA Today and the New York Times reveal, buyers who are captivated by Donald Trump's business background should be…
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As Trump Tries to Wall Himself from ‘Mexican Judge,’ Trump U. Scandal Heats Up

While Donald Trump assails his presumptive opponent Hillary Clinton as “crooked,” cases against Trump University have exploded as one of the largest issues…
Norway, sovereign wealth fund, Volkswagen, emissions, corporate governance, leon kaye, institutional investors, investing

Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund to Sue Volkswagen Over Emissions Scandal

Eight months after the Volkswagen emissions scandal rocked Germany’s iconic automaker, the repercussions still refuse to go away. Now, Norway's sovereign wealth fund…
Panama Papers, transparency, tax evasion corporate governance, Leon Kaye, Obama Administration

Obama Cracks Down on Tax Evasion, While U.S. Thrives as an Offshore Tax Haven

In the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, the Obama administration announced new steps to fight tax evasion, money laundering, opaque corporate registers…
Fossil fuel divestment, divestment, climate change, climate change risks, Canada, United Arab Emirates, pensions, Leon Kaye, corporate governance, CALPERS

Inaction on Climate Change Leaves Millions of Pensions at Risk Worldwide

The Asset Owners Disclosure Project, the mission of which is to shield the owners of assets such as securities, stocks and bonds from…
Renewables, SunEdison, solar, bankruptcy, corporate governance, clean energy, Leon Kaye

Solar Shocker: SunEdison Files for Bankruptcy

SunEdison filed for bankruptcy protection in New York yesterday. While some depicted the company's foibles as a symptom of bigger issues in the…
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Sustainability Ratings: Coming to an Investment Near You

Until recently, research on corporate sustainability for investing was largely available only to financial institutions and venture capital firms. But an announcement by…
Chipotle, shareholders resolution, corporate governance, sustainability reporting, Leon Kaye

Shareholder Resolution Urges Chipotle to Link Executive Pay and Sustainability

In a 10-page filing submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission, two financial advisory firms are urging Chipotle’s shareholders to vote in favor…
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Boards Lack Social and Environmental Risk Governance

Boards, theoretically responsible for strategic direction and governance, typically have very little input to environmental or social issues affecting corporations or their stakeholders.…
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Women of Color: A Silent Voice in Corporate America

We've come a long way, baby -- but apparently not far enough when it comes to diversity in corporate America. The stats for…
Enterprise risk management, sustainability, Workiva, supply chain, social responsibility, Leon Kaye, corporate governance, investor responsibility research center,

Why Sustainability is Integral to Enterprise Risk Management

A new study makes the case for sustainability to be part and parcel of a company’s enterprise risk management plan.