03 May '11, 1pm

Trends in Sustainability-Focused Shareholder Resolutions

And it's not just that there are more of these proposals than there have been previously. Rather, the degree of support for these types of resolutions is growing among mutual funds and other important investors. Partly, this is because investors and regulators such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are becoming more aware of the reputational and financial risks associated with social and environmental issues. Shareholder proposals have become increasingly prescriptive in asking boards to mitigate risks tied to evolving regulations, shifting global weather patterns and heightened public awareness of climate change issues -- any of which can affect a company's business. These developments have placed more pressure on companies to show that they appreciate such risks and are taking appropriate steps to manage them. Board members and senior management need to und...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/business/research/report/2011/05/...

Tweets

Interesting E&Y report on how boards need to ta...

businessgreen.com 04 May '11, 12am

Board members have been urged to step up efforts to understand and manage their company's corporate social responsibility ...

The Networked Grid: Top Five Smart Grid Trends:...

greentechmedia.com 03 May '11, 6pm

San Francsico, California -- David Leeds, the Director of Smart Grid Research at Greentech Media kicked off The Networked ...