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“But with the slow menace of a glacier, depression came on. No one had any measure of its progress; no one had any plan for stopping it. Everyone tried to get out of its way.” These are the words of Frances Perkins, FDR’s Secretary of Labor. She took plans to stop it a...

Illinois State Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs crashed the gates of entrenched pension and public investment policy in winning the Sustainable Investing Act, which passed the Illinois legislature and was signed by Governor Pritzker in August, 2019.  Public Act 101-473, t...

There is a long and rich history of intentional responsible investments in the U.S. and globally by Organized Labor.  Unions not only fought to win eight hour workdays, work-free  weekends, paid vacations and retirement benefits for workers, but also pioneered many  el...

This past week, the U.S. Business Roundtable announced the release of a new "Statement of Purpose of a Corporation" signed by 181 CEOs who commit to lead their companies for the benefit of all stakeholders-customers, employees, suppliers, communities, and shareholders....

The Heartland Network (HCS) and the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor & the Working Poor (KI) at Georgetown University recently began Year Three of the Labor-Capital Strategies Fellowship.  We’re happy to say that our program is growing with 2019 bringing us eleven rema...

We received the news recently that Leo Gerard was planning to step down this summer as President of the Steelworkers.  Leo was one of the towering founders of the Heartland Network.  If you could characterize Leo’s approach to obstacles, it would be “Get out of the way...

America’s Building Trades Unions (ABTU), whose members own $600 billion in pension assets, released their third report card on how well fund managers connect pension fund investments to projects that create union jobs. This year's ratings focused on asset managers for...

We are extremely saddened this week to hear of the passing of Rich Ferlauto. Rich most recently co-founded the 50-50 Climate Project, and before that was a staff member at the SEC.  He notably launched and led the AFSCME capital stewardship office for many years.

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President Trump, in his address this week to Congress, promised to invest $1 trillion in rebuilding our nation's infrastructure. After bemoaning our crumbling infrastructure, which includes falling bridges and dangerous tunnels, Trump said:  "To launch our national reb...

On September 20, before Senator Elizabeth Warren called on embattled Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf in a Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs hearing to resign, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the watchdog which rode into town on the aft...

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