Segments in this Video

Shareholders and Social Responsibility (02:24)


Shareholder activists support the shift to an integrated bottom line with greater social and environmental responsibility, leading to a new model for corporations and a redefinition of success in the global marketplace.

Impact of Investor Responsibility (03:30)

Shareholder activism influences corporate policy and evokes important changes through increased social awareness and responsibility at the corporate level.

Green Wave Initiative (03:55)

California State Treasurer Phil Angelides' Green Wave Initiative is designed to bolster financial returns, create jobs, and clean up the environment.

Investor Responsibility Research Center (03:27)

The IRRC provides an unbiased source of data concerning publicly traded corporations as well as proxy voting agency services and vote auditing.

Consumer Activism (01:56)

Consumers can support companies that practice global responsibility by giving them their business or withholding support by boycotting companies that do not.

Liz Claiborne Inc.: A Fortune 500 Most Admired Company (05:48)

Liz Claiborne Inc. holds membership in the Fair Labor Association, which relies on independent monitors to make sure that their clothing factories follow fair labor guidelines.

Hazel Henderson: "Paradigms in Progress" (03:04)

Modern shareholder concerns include peace, workplace safety, diversity, living wages, human rights, environmental protection, and climate change. Shareholders assert their values of social responsibility in the marketplace.

For additional digital leasing and purchase options contact a media consultant at 800-257-5126
(press option 3) or

Shareholder Activism: Ethical Markets 1

Part of the Series : Ethical Markets 1: Growing the Green Economy 1.0
DVD Price: $99.95
DVD + 3-Year Streaming Price: $149.93
3-Year Streaming Price: $99.95



One of the most surprising aspects of 21st-century capitalism is the emergence of shareholders who are concerned about corporate behavior and accountability. This program investigates that trend, assembling a collection of researchers and business leaders who share valuable insights into shareholder activism. Alisa Gravitz, executive director of Co-op America, and Linda Crompton, CEO of the Investor Responsibility Research Center, recount past and ongoing examples of divestment-driven political change. California State Treasurer Phil Angelides discusses the investment strategy of the Green Wave Initiative, while Roberta Karp, Senior VP of Liz Claiborne, describes shareholder involvement in factory monitoring policies. (28 minutes)

Length: 28 minutes

Item#: BVL37196

ISBN: 978-1-4213-6642-5

Copyright date: ©2005

Closed Captioned

Reviews & Awards

[This program is part of the series Ethical Markets.]


 “Ethical Markets should be a daily show broadcast on many networks. The world is crying for the ideas and examples of a new economics that ensures a sustainable future for all of us. Hazel Henderson and Simran Sethi introduce viewers to an awakening world of possibility. A world where profit pursues a triple-bottom-line, and where hope blossoms among a new set of entrepreneurs to build a better world for all. The real life case studies show that indeed another world is possible, in fact it's being born in places and businesses around the world. The wider world needs to hear these stories if we are  going to steer our spaceship earth towards a future that provides opportunity and security for all of us.” —Terry Link, Director, Office of Campus Sustainability, Michigan State University


“We found the Ethical Markets series so valuable, we built an entire college course in our Financial Studies curriculum around it.” —Carol S. Spalding, Ed.D., Open Campus President, Florida Community College at Jacksonville

Ethical Markets challenges us to think beyond what is and look instead at what can, should and must be the bedrock principles of a sustainable, global economy.” —James W. Knight, Dean, Division of Continuing Education, The University of Florida

Performance Rights

Prices include public performance rights.

Only available in USA and Canada.