5 02, 2014

Sustainable investment an ‘irreversible trend’, says ING exec

2014-02-05T21:56:11-08:00February 5th, 2014|Categories: Sustainable Investing|Tags: , , |

The sustainable investment movement has been described as an “irreversible trend” by Jeron Bos, head of global equity research at ING Investment Management. Writing for Fund Web, he states, “The importance of responsible investing has increased substantially in recent years and is gradually entering the mainstream investment arena, set to become an irreversible trend.” He accredits events such as the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the Bangladesh factory collapse last year for rising awareness of environmental, social and governance [...]

14 01, 2014

Ten Corporate Governance Trends for 2014

2014-01-28T22:53:33-08:00January 14th, 2014|Categories: Corporate Governance|Tags: , , |

Active owners focused on performance. Expect pressure by activists and institutions for boards to control under-performing management to continue unabated. Boards incapable or unwilling to rein in inefficiencies, improper capital allocation, asset mismanagement, or operational improvements will be targets. Directors whose skills do not support value creation; and ossification, complacency and atrophy more broadly, will also be targets. Shareholder accountability: Expect greater direct communication between boards and major shareholders, with “listening” mode and restricted management access continuing. Look also [...]

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