Edition:
United States

Ross Kerber

Investors embrace ESG investing but don't target gun stocks

Aug 09 2019

BOSTON Two new BlackRock Inc funds that exclude gun makers are off to slow starts as socially-minded investors embrace other products addressing a wide range of issues like environmental and governance concerns, according to flow data at the world's largest asset manager.

Climate activists find warmer reception at shareholder meetings

Jul 11 2019

BOSTON Climate activists found companies more receptive to steps like cutting emissions or buying clean power this year, a new tally of shareholder resolutions shows, a trend proponents said undercuts the case for proxy rule changes sought by business groups.

Facebook investors seek independent chair, citing vote tally

Jun 04 2019

BOSTON Public pension fund leaders on Tuesday called for separating the chairman and chief executive officer positions at Facebook Inc, both held by co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, citing a vote that showed strong support for the idea among outside investors in the world's largest social media company.

Facebook investors seek independent chair, citing vote tally

Jun 04 2019

BOSTON, June 4 Public pension fund leaders on Tuesday called for separating the chairman and chief executive officer positions at Facebook Inc, both held by co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, citing a vote that showed strong support for the idea among outside investors in the world's largest social media company.

Facebook keeps three-yearly 'say on pay' vote, amid outside investor doubts

Jun 03 2019

BOSTON/SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc investors will only get to vote on the pay of Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg every three years, rather than annually as most outside shareholders would prefer, according to a vote tally released by the world's largest social media company late on Monday, following its annual meeting last week.

Inflatable angry emoji looms over Facebook annual meeting as users vent frustrations

May 30 2019

MENLO PARK, Calif./BOSTON Protesters carrying an inflatable angry emoji greeted Facebook Inc shareholders as they gathered for the company's annual meeting on Thursday, the latest sign of its struggle to shake off privacy scandals and rein in fake news and hate speech. | Video

Inflatable angry emoji looms over Facebook annual board meeting

May 30 2019

MENLO PARK, Calif./BOSTON, May 30 Protesters carrying an inflatable angry emoji plan to greet shareholders of Facebook Inc as they gather for the company's annual meeting on Thursday, the latest sign of its struggle to shake off user privacy scandals and rein in fake news and hate speech.

World News