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Why the #SRI community will need 2 decide whether 2 #Occupy Personhood in 2012 #ows #capitalism #finance #business #esg

In 2011, Occupy Wall Street and its progeny captured the world’s imagination with its resistance to the growing corporate occupation of our political system. As many within the socially responsible investment (SRI) community rightly noted, the values of Occupy are aligned with many of the social and environmental justice goals that SRI has sought for years. A catalyzing motivation of Occupy is a growing sense that corporations and their wealthiest leaders have become far more effective at harnessing the political system to do their bidding than the 99 percent. Recent legal developments (Citizens United vs. FEC) have unleashed the ability of corporate treasuries to participate in the electoral process, and thus to skew an already broken system further away from the needs of most of us. January brings the second anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, an...

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