transparency

Bangladesh Claims Global Leadership in Garment Transparency

According to a coalition of trade industry groups, NGOs and academics, Bangladesh will soon have the world’s most transparent garment industry, due to…

New York AG Accuses ExxonMobil of Climate Change Accounting ‘Sham’

New York's attorney general has accused ExxonMobil of using one set of carbon pricing publicly to shareholders while using another internally. ExxonMobil is…

On Eve of Shareholders Meeting, Critics Call out ExxonMobil for Climate Denial

Greenpeace and As You Sow are among the organizations challenging ExxonMobil's stance on climate change as the company convenes its annual shareholder meeting…

Investors and NGOs Pressure Chevron on Climate Change Risks, Transparency

Chevron's annual shareholders meetings starts today, and several NGOs and activist investors hope their resolutions will attract attention.

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…