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When I joined the investment consulting industry a little over a decade ago, socially responsible investing (SRI) was a minority activity. It was frequently described as ethical investing and was largely confined to religious groups and foundations established to pursue good causes. SRI was typically implemented by means of negative screens which excluded investments in firms engaged in, for example, gambling, alcohol, tobacco or perhaps armaments or uranium mining. The mainstream investment industry was dismissive, arguing that by constraining investment opportunities, such investors must face lower risk-weighted returns. ...
against individuals or groups because of their age. It is a set of beliefs, attitudes, norms, and values used to justify age based prejudice and discrimination. This may be casual or systematic. 1 The term was coined in 1987 by US gerontologist Robert N. Butler to describe discrimination against seniors , and patterned on sexism and racism . Butler defined ageism as a combination of three connected elements. Among them were prejudicial attitudes towards older people, old age, and the aging process ; discriminatory practices against older people; and institutional practices and policies that perpetuate stereotypes about older ...
Could it happen? Health Care for Everyone seems to be on the table ...
It’s all over the news but, it’s been there before.  Will the Democrats finally get this right?  I hope so — because if they fail, the Republicans have some truly awful ideas.  House Republicans are working on this depressing plan: House takes up a plan tied to health care overhaul In the House, Republicans unveiled a budget plan that would gradually eliminate the traditional fee-for-service Medicare program, offering a stark — and politically problematic — alternative to blueprints from Obama and his Democratic allies. The plan would have future Medicare beneficiaries — people 54 and younger — enroll in ... market research, surveys and trends
Council Unanimously Votes to Impose Impasse on City's Largest ...
The Davis City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to impose the City’s last, best and final offer to the city’s largest bargaining unit, the Davis City Employee’s Association (DCEA).  Dozens of the members of DCEA showed up at the council meeting last night, there were accusations leveled toward the city about unfair labor practices, accusations leveled that the city was bent on imposing this. From the city’s perspective, DCEA was simply unwilling to go to the bargaining table and negotiate in good faith.  And while other bargaining groups accepted concessions, most of which the Vanguard has argued fell well short of what ... market research, surveys and trends


CalPERS Focus List Targets 11 Companies for Lagging Stock ...
– Responding to dismal stock performance and poor governance practices, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) today released its annual Focus List -- naming 11 underperforming companies in such sectors as retail, electronics, pharmaceuticals, and media. Companies called out this year for lackluster efforts include food industry giant Sara Lee; Eli Lilly, the big drug company; Tribune Company, a media titan; and the Marsh & McLennan insurance firm. Also on the 2007 Focus List were International Paper, Tenet Healthcare, data company EMC, Dollar Tree Stores, Corinthian Colleges, the Kellwood ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
CA State Treasurer Bill Lockyer Unveils Green Building Bond ...
has displayed complete solidarity with the environmental efforts of fellow state leaders such as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown. In fact, he is now contemplating a green building bond measure, and he has consistently leveraged his position on the boards at CalPERS and CalSTRS to direct substantial funds toward sustainable investments. VerdeXchange News is pleased to present the following interview with Treasurer Lockyer, in which he details the ways that California is using its financial resources to secure a greener and more sustainable economy. VerdeX: Treasurer, you recently announced a ... industry trends, business articles and survey research


Board Diversification Strategy - Item 10b: Corproate Board ...
and ethnic minority representation perspective, but expands the traditional ... Earlier this year, the CalPERS Board reaffirmed the importance of diversity ...... strategy solutions (Global, ROI, Infrastructure, Employee Engagement and ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Facts At A Glance: Corporate Governance
incorporates an active engagement strategy to unlock value through .... Expand CalPERS Global Principles of Accountable Corporate Governance as it relates ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
MANY QUESTIONS: CalPERS looks at social issues in emerging markets
Jan 10, 2000 ... CalPERS is debating how to expand its influence on ... the purpose of constructive engagement," the treasurer said. P&I REPRINTS ...
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