Archive | April, 2011

UK Companies Act Provides Guidance for Investment Fiduciaries

Catherine Howarth and Christine Berry write: There’s a fundamental inconsistency at the heart of the UK corporate governance framework. Company directors’ duties under the Companies Act are based on the concept of ‘enlightened shareholder value’: the UK government rejected stakeholder rights or prescriptive regulation and chose instead to encourage companies to take the high road, […]

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NSFM Participants Rank Retail Investor Education as Priority

Education and organization of retail investors was given top billing in the 2011 NSFM participant survey responses.  Participants ranked their priorities for the coming year as: Educate and organize retail investors around sustainability; Address regulatory and oversight issues; Improve measures and reports to account for externalities (tied with) promote climate bonds, clean energy and targeted […]

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