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May 30, 2018

One in 10 of the signatories to a UN-backed responsible investment initiative have been placed on a watchlist for failing to show they are taking their commitment seriously enough, amid wider criticism of the body itself by investors.

The Principles for Responsible Inve...

The average pay of a S&P 500 company CEO rose 6 percent last year to $13.9 million, or 361 times more than the average worker made, according to the AFL-CIO.

The labor group said the ratio between CEO and worker pay was 42-to-1 in 1980, 107-to-1 in 1990, and 347-to-1 la...

May 21, 2018

Michael Frerichs, the Treasurer of Illinois, will kick off the Century Foundation Chicago Summit, the fourth event as part of the Heartland High Wage America initiative.

Treasurer Frerichs' office actively manages approximately $28 billion.  While his accomplishments ar...

Below is a presentation I made at the UN-PRI West Just Transition conference in Vancouver

I’m really pleased to be with you today.  I wanted to talk this morning on some of my experiences in working in regions in crisis, places where economic disruptions, some caused by...

May 21, 2018

A new report from KPMG suggested super funds investing more responsibly may be key to long-term performance and sustainability.

KPMG’s Super Insights Report 2018 provided commentary on several issues the superannuation sector is currently facing, including securing the...

May 15, 2018

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT), North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU), developers, community leaders and city officials attended a ribbon-cutting on May 1...

People are distrustful of big banks, perhaps today more than ever before. It only takes a look at the financial crisis and subsequent trillion-dollar bailoutof banks that were deemed “too big to fail,” or more recently the systemic fraud at Wells Fargo, to understand w...

As they push for more infrastructure spending, some unions also are flexing their financial muscle to make a direct connection between union jobs and where $500 billion in union pension assets are being invested.

"We are making sure all of our resources are utilized to...

Hear how quiet that is? Proterra

There is a ton of hype around electric cars right now, for understandable reasons. Several snazzy new models have been released recently, range continues improving, and ambitious cities are pledging to get rid of gas and diesel cars alto...

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