IRRC Finds Little Change in Potential Auditor Conflicts

Source: IRRC, 22 October 2002

Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC) has released its second annual report on the fees public companies pay to their auditors. Audit versus Non-Audit Fees: What U.S. and U.K. Companies Pay Their Auditors indicates that increasing audit failures and corporate scandals >>> read more

Fimalac launches CoreRatings

Source: CoreRatings, 21 October 2002

Fimalac launches CoreRatings Fimalac, owner of Fitch Ratings, enters the corporate responsibility sector with the launch of CoreRatings, a global ratings agency. Corporate governance, environmental & product liabilities and social responsibility have all become key issues for companies and investors. >>> read more

Nike will not publish it’s Annual CSR Report

Source: Nike, 16 October 2002

California Ruling Means Nike Will Not Release Annual Corporate Responsibility Report Nike, Inc. today (14/10) asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review an unprecedented California Supreme Court ruling that effectively does away with First Amendment protection for companies and organizations >>> read more

Positive environmental management can lead to improved shareholder value

Source: , 15 October 2002

A new report from the Rose Foundation for Communities & Environment titled "The Environmental Fiduciary: The Case for Incorporating Environmental Factors into Portfolio Management Practices" documents how environmental risk and liabilities can be a drag on shareholder value, while positive >>> read more

Domini Principal and KLD Founder Says SRI’s "Time Has Come"

Source: KLD, 10 October 2002

Domini Social Investments LLC, manager of the Domini Social Equity Fund (NASDQ: DSEFX), announced today that Steven D. Lydenberg, a principal of the firm, has published an article entitled, "Envisioning Socially Responsible Investing: A Model for 2006," in the October >>> read more

New study shows good corporate citizenship pays off

Source: AGSM, 9 October 2002

Companies that are good corporate citizens are more likely to be better financial performers, according to a new study by AGSM’s Dr Marc Orlitzky to be published soon. The wide-ranging study to be published in the international journal Organization Studies >>> read more