ESG Archive

Oct 31, 2011
A survey released today by SEI, a provider of investment processing services, identifies areas of growing concern for chief compliance officers who are struggling to keep abreast of the changing regulatory landscape. The survey reveals that 59 percent of CCOs feel their ever-growing list of responsibilities is impeding their ability to serve as eff...
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Oct 18, 2011
Corporate governance watchdog Governance Metrics International (GMI) recently issued a report which highlights companies that exhibit ‘patterns of risk,’ and urges investors and corporate stakeholders to avoid investing in these ‘risky’ businesses.    GMI rates companies based on their environmental, social and governance policies and most recent...
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Aug 22, 2011
When Talisman Energy purchased a 25 percent stake in the Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company (GNPOC) in Sudan for C$278 million ($290 million) in 1998, the Canadian oil and gas producer was almost immediately battered by shareholder activists who believed oil production from the project was providing financing that was prolonging Sudan’s civil war....
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Jul 13, 2011
Many companies have started voluntarily reporting on non-financial matters such as biodiversity, human rights and climate change as they feel the need to communicate their commitment to stakeholders and the community. SD Reporting might actually become – cool. Aaron Dhir, an ass...
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Jun 03, 2011
Trying to regain economic traction has been especially hard for the banking industry whose reputation has been tarnished after a host of financial scandals, such as the mortgage crisis and the massive credit crunch that crippled the US economy. Some banks are beginning to use corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives to help rehabilitate their image and improve profitab...
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