ESG analysis could become critical


From Investment Executive.com |Published on March 6, 2014

By Deb Abbey

Changing the way Canadian companies report on environmental, social and governance factors could have a material impact on their stocks.

Industry Canada is currently consulting the public on a variety of issues, including corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and shareholder rights and regulations, as part of its review of the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA). What does this mean for your clients? A lot, actually. read more>


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Switch IPO the latest to limit investor voting rights

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Wells Fargo executives, board must face lawsuit over fake accounts, federal judge says

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As Ford pushes into electric vehicles, U.S. union aims to save jobs

Ford’s presentation to investors this week under new chief executive Jim Hackett, included a slide touting a 30 percent reduction in “hours per unit” to build electric vehicles.

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