Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, December 08, 2015 1:25 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

ESG investing considers how companies score related to their environmental impact, societal impact corporate governance.

Thursday, February 05, 2015 11:59 am
By Sheyna Steiner ·

The section of the Dodd-Frank Act requiring companies to disclose the source of minerals has negatively impacted millions in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 4:26 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

Investors have turned tail and run from SeaWorld stock after this week’s earnings report showed that revenue slipped in the second quarter.

Friday, March 08, 2013 4:28 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

Proxy season is here. Some investors want more disclosure. Do you?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 10:03 am
By Sheyna Steiner ·

One bank in the U.S. recently launched a CD focused on funding sustainability-related projects.

Friday, July 01, 2011 11:42 am
By Sheyna Steiner ·

Last year’s Dodd-Frank Act included a provision to give shareholders in publicly-traded companies the power to vote on executive compensation. The financial reform bill also required certain companies, including publicly-traded companies, companies issuing debt instruments and companies required to file reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission, to report the ratio between executive compensation and worker

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 2:56 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

A new study has found that socially responsible investing, or SRI, continues to gain steam in the U.S. marketplace. The Report on Socially Responsible Investing Trends in the United States from the Social Investment Forum found that SRI assets are up. Nearly $1 of every $8, or 12.2 percent of the $25.2 trillion in total assets

Thursday, August 26, 2010 3:43 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

On Wednesday, the SEC voted in favor of allowing shareholders proxy access. According to the SEC press release, shareholders will now be able to nominate candidates for their company’s board of directors and have those nominations included in the proxy materials. There are two hurdles to be cleared however, shares must have been held for

Tuesday, August 03, 2010 2:32 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

I’m writing a story on socially responsible investing for Bankrate. It’s an exciting topic and has received a lot of attention following the BP catastrophe and the meltdown in the financial sector. The term socially responsible investing encompasses a broad range of investor activities, the most frequently discussed of which is screening investments for behavior