Values-Aligned Investing by Kirsten Meder August 9, 2022
Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently criticized S&P for removing his company from its ESG indexes, tweeting that “ESG is a scam” and that S&P Global Ratings has “lost their integrity.” Did S&P err, or was the removal warranted? Is Tesla a “good” company or a “bad” company from an ESG perspective? As with many issues, good or bad is in the eye of the beholder...
Values-Aligned Investing by Austin Wilson July 14, 2022
Every year, US shareholders file 400 to 500 resolutions that ask companies to address environmental and social (E&S) issues. If a company believes the shareholder resolution does not comply with procedural requirements or otherwise fits within an exception of Rule 14a-8 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, it requests...
Values-Aligned Investing by Lisa Goldberg, Kirsten Meder, & Simge Ulucam April 18, 2022
Divesting from oil and gas companies has long been an approach favored by investors concerned about climate change and the environment. While there are conflicting opinions as to the effectiveness of this approach in affecting change, divestment offers...
Values-Aligned Investing by Austin Wilson January 12, 2022
Are nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) and mandatory arbitration standard employment procedures or barriers to workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion?...
Values-Aligned Investing by Austin Wilson July 22, 2021
Wrapped up in the rise of values-aligned investing and stakeholder capitalism is an increase in active ownership. One way to measure this rise is in the vote totals in support of shareholder resolutions on environmental and social issues...
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