Archive for September, 2017

Vanguard calls for more diverse corporate boards, better climate-change disclosures

September 2017.  MarketWatch. "In an open letter addressed to the directors of all public companies, most of which it is a sizable investor in, Vanguard, a gigantic passive asset management institution,  called on U.S. companies to improve their governance.  It outlined new factors—including ones related to diversity and climate issues—that it ...

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CalPERS Champions Board Diversity Campaign Across 500+ US Companies

August 2017. Chief Investment Officer. "Continuing its push for diversity among boards, The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) sent letters to 504 Russell 3000 Index companies calling for changes in the appearance of their boards of directors. Detailing CalPERS’ evidence that board diversity yields positive performances, the $330 billion fund requested ...

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Corporate America Needs the Power of Women in Leadership

August 2017. Rivard Report. "On Tuesday, March 7, State Street Global Advisors unveiled a life-size statue of a young girl confidently staring down Wall Street’s famous 'Charging Bull.' The “Fearless Girl,”created by artist Kristen Visbal, was installed on the eve of International Women’s Day to raise awareness of the lack of gender diversity and ...

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