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SEC Rule on Conflict Minerals Causes Vastly Different Reactions

While the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers file a lawsuit to stop or modify the SEC rule on conflict…

Conflict Mineral Rule 1502 – Here’s the Skinny

Patricia Jurewicz of the Responsible Sourcing Network dives into what the SEC's recent 1502 Conflict Mineral Rule means for investors, companies, and NGOs.

Conflict Mineral Rule 1502 – What’s All the Fuss About?

A summary of questions that companies are asking themselves about the SEC ruling on the "Conflict Minerals" provision of the Dodd-Frank act.

Experts Discuss Conflict Mineral Solutions While Waiting For SEC Rules

Waiting for the SEC's new rules on conflict minerals, expert panel discusses challenges and solutions of conflict mineral compliance on a Source 44…

With Senate Bill Passage Crowdfunding Legalization On the Horizon

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate approved legislation that will legalize crowdfunding and allow the general public to make equity investments in start-up companies…

Corruption and Sustainability: Like Oil & Water Do Not Mix

Recently, the Guardian ran a post addressing the question of why eliminating corruption is crucial for sustainability. A first glance the two topics…

An Open Appeal to the SEC on Crowdfunding

As entrepreneurs looking to build businesses and contribute to our local economies, we are interested in having increased access to capital from unaccredited…

New Public-Private Alliance Will Launch a Conflict-Free Certification for Congolese Minerals

Who said the U.S. government is not pro-business? Next month, the government is launching a new Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade (PPA),…

Sustainability, the CFO’s Job: Three Key Issues

Ernst & Young released a report earlier this week that explains how sustainability can and will change the role of the Chief Financial…

EPA, SEC Take the Lead on U.S. Environmental Progress

Businesses beg for definitive rulings on issues such as carbon pricing and environmental social governance (ESG) reporting requirements, meanwhile the legislature clamors (successfully)…

Oil Company Shareholders Vote Against Fracking in Record Numbers

Opponents of fracking have taken their cause to energy companies’ shareholders, and the results are impressive. Recent shareholder resolution votes on fracking resulted…

SEC Considering Crowdsourced Funding

Let’s say you want to invest in the latest and greatest sustainable start-up.  You can only afford to invest $100.  There are also…

A Common Language for Impact Investing

As graduate students pursuing MBAs in Sustainable Management at Presidio Graduate School, we are advocates for the myriad possibilities for positive economic and…

SEC Decides in Favor of Corporate Transparency

Green investing and big corporations are not mutually exclusive, but it is impossible to make an informed investment decision when corporations fail to…

CSR Secrets the Government Isn’t Telling

The following is part of the Crowds of Ratings series by our friends at CSRHub (a 3p sponsor) – offering free sustainability and…