Activist Investors Who are Shaking Up Public Markets

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At a glance Main takeaway: Activist investors are proving that environmental, social and governance initiatives can drive value and create long-term sustainable change. Invest with confidence: While companies struggle with how to develop ESG strategies to satisfy investors, two hedge funds take on the automotive and oil industries to show them it can be done.…

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How ESG Is Becoming a Driving Force in Hiring and Retention

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At a glance The main takeaway: The benefits of environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies on the bottom line have become clear, but it’s also important to recognize the positive role they play in hiring. Impact on your business: By making ESG a primary focus in their hiring and recruiting cycles, HR teams can increase…

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The Growth of Impact Investing: From Pension Funds to Endowments Divesting Fossil Fuel Assets

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At a glance Main takeaway: Pension funds and endowments are actively seeking opportunities that align with their goals to make positive environmental and social change through impact investing. Invest with confidence: Limited partners have shifted their focus towards impact investing despite a lack of standardization to accurately measure the true benefits. Next steps: Developing a…

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The Supreme Court Reverses the Ruling of the Employee Retirement Plan Lawsuit Against Northwestern University

At a glance The main takeaway: The Supreme Court reversed the dismissal of the employee-led lawsuit against Northwestern University reaffirming the duties of a retirement plan sponsor.   Impact on your business: It’s crucial for any company that offers a retirement plan to employees to establish a written process that outlines how they monitor funds…

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Podcast: Achieving Sustainable Scale and Growth

This week we talk with Mark Jacobs, CEO of ScaleWerks, on the key characteristics for companies to achieve sustainable scale and growth — adopting automation to increase efficiencies, a strong online presence to connect with customers and concern for the wellbeing of your employees. Throughout his career, Mark’s passion for collaborating with people enthusiastic about…

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Private Markets: It’s Time to Embrace ESG if You Want to Attract Assets

At a glance Main takeaway: Whether believers or skeptics, private markets need to embrace environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives in their operations if they want to increase their profitability to attract investors. Invest with confidence: In a three-part series, we will explore ESG investing in private markets from attracting assets, creating value and getting…

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4 Ways Restaurants Can Embrace ESG

At a glance The main takeaway: More restaurants are embracing environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts to create a positive impact on their communities and the world at large. Impact on your business: There are a few steps restaurants can take today to make a better ESG imprint, including reducing waste; using sustainable ingredients and…

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