1. An Activist Investor’s Latest Tactic: Playing Nice

    An Activist Investor’s Latest Tactic: Playing Nice

    As Nelson Peltz, founder of Trian Fund Management , angles for a seat on Procter & Gamble Co. ’s board, he’s pledging to back social, environmental, and governance issues in ways that may appeal to the consumer-products giant’s institutional investors . Weeks after disclosing its stake in P&G in February, Trian updated its website with a section expounding its commitment to corporate stewardship...

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