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Rethinking the Board After Volkswagen

Alice Korngold | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Alice Korngold

For those who have been thinking that assessing a company's environmental, social, and corporate governance factors (ESG) is simply fluff, heed the lessons of Volkswagen.

Caterpillar No Longer A Socially Responsible Investment

AP | BLAKE SOBCZAK | Posted 08.27.2012 | Business

JERUSALEM (AP) — A U.S. investment firm has removed Caterpillar Inc. from three of its popular indexes that track socially responsible investments, ...

Are Emerging Markets the Next "Bubble"? How to Overcome the Issues

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

We're well aware of the case for investing in emerging markets. However, investor excitement is ignoring the fact that short-term cyclical factors can overshadow long-term structural trends

MSCI'S Risky Bet on RiskMetrics

Tamara Belinfanti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tamara Belinfanti

Ironically, the success of MSCI's acquisition hinges on the bet that once again ISS has miscalled it, and that contrary to ISS' ratings, the management of MSCI actually knows what it is doing.