Five in 10 use ESG Factors When Buying Products or Services, Making Investment Decisions

The recent revelations by Wells Fargo of the creation of up to two million unauthorized accounts since 2011 has thrust corporate governance back into the spotlight. Perhaps not since the financial crisis of 2007-2008 has a company undergone such intense scrutiny of its corporate policies and ethics. Since then, numerous Wells Fargo employees have come…

 

Proxy Voting for Individual Investors

This article originally appeared in the July 2015 issue of the AAII Journal. Contrary to what many believe, significantly increasing the proxies voted by informed individual investors would appreciably improve the corporate governance landscape. Why not just sell shares of poorly governed corporations? Selling the “bad” stocks may help with individual investments in the short-term, but…