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Report: Fewer CEOs are Getting Fired – But More Are Losing Their Jobs Due to Ethics Violations

A recent PwC survey reveals that more CEOs are being fired over ethics violations -- even at a time when fewer CEOs are…

The $150 Million Manila Trump Tower and a Murdering Dictator’s White House Invitation

President Trump has invited the Philippines's brutal leader, Rodrigo Duterte, to the White House. Both men are close to a Filipino business partner…

$4.5 Trillion in Global Assets Still Exposed to Climate Change Risks

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…

The Surprisingly Large Corporate Investments in Donald Trump’s Inauguration Party Fund

U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration committee raised a record $107 million in donations. The largest corporate donors to this fund are benefiting from…

UK Study: Fair Trade Cotton 1/5 Ecological Impact of Conventional Textiles

The UK NGO Fairtrade Foundation has completed a study that insists that fair trade cotton has numerous benefits, including one-fifth of the the…

Shareholders: Companies Must Be More Transparent When It Comes to Lobbying

Transparency matters to 21st-century shareholders. The Royal Bank of Canada and the Walt Disney Co. both heard from shareholders last month. They called…

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…

Investors Urge Trump Administration to Keep Hands off SEC Shareholder Resolution Process

The Donald Trump administration is considering a move that would severely limit shareholder rights and cut off communication between shareholders and corporate boards.…

Reports Praise Corporate Progress on Deforestation, But Much Work Lies Ahead

More global companies are not only developing deforestation commitments, but are also sharing and updating their progress publicly, according to a report issued…

The World’s Leading Companies on Human Rights

A new report, co-written by several NGOs and human rights organizations, looks at some of the world’s largest companies to give a snapshot…

The Feds Won’t Ditch Private Prisons After All

In 2016 the Barack Obama administration instructed the federal Bureau of Prisons to phase out contracts with private prison companies. But incoming Attorney…

2018 World Cup in Russia is Toxic to Sponsors

The 32-team World Cup is usually a global gold mine for FIFA and its sponsors, which pay up to $50 million to have…

Facebook Improves Transparency, But Groups Say More Work to Do

Facebook will allow a media watchdog to review its ad metrics in an effort to show accountability to its advertisers. Meanwhile, some conservative…

Trump Administration Poised to Rescind SEC Conflict Minerals Rule

According to a leaked draft of a presidential directive, Donald Trump is ready to order the Securities and Exchange Commission to pull the…

NGOs Urge Palm Oil Industry to Standardize and Improve Disclosures

“For too long, companies that produce and use palm oil have gotten away with paper commitments that they are repeatedly found violating," one…