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How Wall Street Bent Steel

Institute for Enterprise Ethics | How Wall Street Bent Steel

Increasingly, activist investors are using a wrong and dangerous assertion to squeeze inappropriate decisions from target boards. Their claim that boards have some legal requirement or fiduciary responsibility to always take the decision that delivers the most wealth to shareholders is, according to one expert, a fable. And these decisions can have very unfortunate collateral consequences for non-shareholders. A story in a recent edition of the New York Times highlights just such a decision and provides an excellent example of "the fable."

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A Perfect Match

Institute for Enterprise Ethics | Cheyenne Capital

Whatever could bring a London hedge fund and a mental health charity together? The answer is a potential investor in the fund with a social mission. This match produced the Cheyne Social Property Impact Fund managed by Cheyne Capital, a $6B London hedge fund anchored by a seed commitment from Big Society Capital a government-established finance group with a focus on social impact. The mental health charity needed capital to acquire more property to care for the elderly and the needy.

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Jacob Marley, Economic Philosopher

Institute for Enterprise Ethics | Holiday Lessons"Tis the season..." and there are excellent and very timely lessons to be learned from the sentiments of the season. Recently, my wife and I took our three grandchildren to a local performance of A Christmas Carol. This story has always been one of our favorite holiday season experiences and since before we had grandchildren we always gathered our family together to watch George C. Scott's cinema version of Ebenezer Scrooge.

That was all before I took on the job of director of the Institute for Enterprise Ethics. This year I heard something in the performance I had heard before but had never really listened to.

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NetImpact's mission is tNetImpact | University of Denvero cultivate a community of Daniel's College of Business students and professionals dedicated to using business as a platform for creating positive social, environmental, and financial impact.

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The vision of the National Association of Corporate Directors is to develop the best educated directors with a focus on skills, ethics and leadership.  Their mission is to provide real learning and quality networking for directors and board engaged “C” suite officers and to be the voice for the director.


About the Institute

The Institute for Enterprise Ethics was established at the Daniel's College of Business as the vehicle to extend the College’s expertise and resources in business ethics to the practitioner community of executives, officers and directors of commercial and social enterprises in the region.

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