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Pssst: Socially Responsible Investors Are Racking Up Wins This Year

Relax and enjoy! You can soon have that morning donut without worrying about the nanotech particles that had been sprinkled atop as a whitening agent for the powdered sugar.

That’s because Dunkin’ Donuts agreed to cease using titanium dioxide after the not-for-profit group As You Sow engaged with the restaurant chain. In a year when the twin stories of activism and the growth of proxy access dominate corporate governance headlines, another phenomenon is going largely unnoticed: the increasing effectiveness of socially and environmentally conscious investors.

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