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Gift Xchange: Giving, Investing, and Grantmaking for Good

Part One of Two The TakeAway: Charitable requests are a constant, but the end of the year brings a blizzard of appeals. In addition to our donor dollars, there’s a vast amount of untapped money power held by nonprofit institutions, … Continue reading

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Turning Points

The Takeaway: After 110 posts, we salute our supporters, celebrate our accomplishments, make some changes, and prepare for an even better 2011. On Wednesday, we published my 100th post, written since the first one – on free and fair corporate … Continue reading

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Welcome Yule!

We’re taking tomorrow (Friday) off to enjoy the holidays with loved ones, but will be back on Monday.  In the meantime, we extend heartfelt Yuletide greetings to all of you, who have made this experiment so deeply satisfying. As the … Continue reading

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Extractives: Dirty Industries, Clean Standards

The TakeAway: New SEC proposals require ethical health, safety, and human rights due diligence by companies engaged in the extractive industries. Extractive industries are by definition a dirty business, but recent legislation and regulatory moves aim to clean them up … Continue reading

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Corporate Obligation, Sustainable Development, and Human Rights

The TakeAway: A variety of efforts on policy and regulation work to assure a world economy that is more stable, inclusive, and sustainable, despite occasional setbacks. Last week’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Summit provided a glimpse into how far we’ve … Continue reading

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Financing Good Food

The TakeAway: New Food Movements Get Funded from Social Finance and Social Enterprise – and Big Agra The intersection between food and finance conjures visions of Big Agra, aka industrial agriculture – which is increasingly perceived as sacrificing the health … Continue reading

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Hits & Misses: Proxy Access, Political Contributions, and Net Neutrality

The TakeAway: Goldman Pledges No Political Spending (Thumbs Up), Target Political Contribution Backfires (Thumbs Down) It’s Friday, a perfect opportunity to survey events of the week and reflect on their significance going forward. Friday’s also a good day to experiment … Continue reading

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The Future of Good Governance

July is the month to celebrate democracy’s journey—Independence Day in the US,  Bastille Day in France ten days later.  Too bad democracy’s core values aren’t enacted, even though they’re embedded in our corporate governance system of checks and balances.  Fortunately … Continue reading

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The Murninghan Post Launches!

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Murninghan Post, which we’re creating as a gathering place for information, ideas, deliberation, and strategic action on matters pertaining to the reform of our corporate structures and capital markets. The aim is bold … Continue reading

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