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How Investors Gave Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts a Wake-Up Call

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The investor community wields increasing influence on corporate commitments to environmental sustainability, a reflection of its concern with the potential financial impacts on portfolios, a new report found.

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Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 7:29 pm
Noted , thanks !

Susanne R (235)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 10:19 pm
From the article:

"Our primary goal is to make smart, thoughtful investments and to be responsive to our clients," says Phillips. "We have seen an uptick in client interest in sustainability. A couple of years ago, only about 10 percent of our investors had an interest in sustainability issues. We've seen that rise to about 30 percent of our client base. Our clients tend to ask about broad areas -- renewable energy opportunities, avoidance of sectors like mining -- as opposed to company-specific initiatives."

It pays to make noise! As the old saying goes, "the squeaky wheel gets the oil."

James Merit (144)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 10:39 pm
Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 12:48 am
My God thought I'd never see it investors with a conscience.

Cathe romano (52)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 1:31 am
Noted & shared.

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 3:51 am
Noted, good thing. I've done a lot of consulting in this area and not only is it the right thing to do, it's frequently cheaper.

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 5:36 am

Frances Darcy (133)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 6:03 am

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 6:25 am
As a former investor I know these things are important. I would not buy Monsanto to regulate from a share proxy.

Patricia H. (440)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 7:11 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 7:24 am

June Bostock (50)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 7:41 am
Noted. Thanks.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 8:16 am
Starbucks; home of the worst coffee in the world. My friend bought me a cup. I drink it black and I can tell you it was terrible. No wonder they have to dress it up and flavor it.
I don't eat donuts either and Dunkin's just another fast food emporium. Have fun with all that processed sugar and iodized salt.

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 12:54 pm
Noted, TY Cal

Winnie A (179)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 2:06 pm

Kate Kenner (215)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 2:45 pm
Money talks and in this case that is good. no company wants to lose their investors.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 4:30 pm

P A (117)
Monday October 14, 2013, 1:01 am
In other words the investment brokers are noticing that it is PROFITABLE to grow a conscience - I hope their investors will keep them at it till it sticks with some of them!

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday October 14, 2013, 2:18 am

Lindsay K (6)
Monday October 14, 2013, 3:20 am

Rehana VN (0)
Monday October 14, 2013, 11:38 am
Common Sense issues. Interesting.Thanks

Kathleen R (138)
Monday October 14, 2013, 4:37 pm
noted & read

reft h (66)
Monday October 14, 2013, 9:51 pm
thanks for the posting

Robert O (12)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 5:58 pm
They need a good wake up call (and a good hard slap across their collective jaw) since they only see things as they pertain to hand over fist profits and not what's the right or sensible thing to do. Thanks Cal.

Roger G (154)
Friday October 18, 2013, 1:44 pm
noted, thanks
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