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125+ Groups Call on President Obama to Protect Bees, Pollinators From Pesticides

March 3, 2015
Letter Comes Ahead of Pending Report From White House Pollinator Task Force MARCH 2, 2015: Trillium Asset Management has joined more than 125 conservation, beekeeping, food safety, religious, ethnic and farming advocacy groups who are urging President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency to take swift and meaningful action to protect honey bees and other... Read More

Trillium Successfully Withdraws Workplace Discrimination Proposal at MTX

March 2, 2015
MARCH 2, 2015: Following a productive dialogue between Trillium Asset Management (Trillium) and Minerals Technologies (NYSE: MTX), Trillium has withdrawn our shareholder proposal after the company expanded its Equal Opportunity and Anti-Harassment policies to explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity. Trillium believes that companies and workers benefit from consistent, corporate-wide, efforts to... Read More

Verizon Investors Urge Company to Support New Network Neutrality Rules

February 25, 2015
FEBRUARY 25, 2015: Investors in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) today welcomed the Federal Communications Commission’s anticipated adoption of new network neutrality rules and urged Verizon to do the same by publicly committing not to initiate or support litigation that would undercut the rules. A shareholder proposal asking Verizon’s board to report on the risks to... Read More

Investors Encourage More Transparency, Standardization to Spur Green Bond Market Growth

February 11, 2015
FEBRUARY 10, 2015: As the green bonds market continues to show impressive growth, leading investors including Trillium Asset Management, today released a Statement of Investor Expectations to support the development of a consistent, durable framework for the green bonds market, which has enormous potential to grow, especially in regard to clean energy financing and other... Read More

VZ Investors Applaud FCC Chair Wheeler, Urge Co to “Get Real” on Net Neutrality

February 5, 2015
February 4, 2015: Shareholders of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) welcomed today’s announcement by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler that he intends to propose strong new network neutrality rules and regulate Internet providers with Title II of the Communications Act, the most powerful law available to the FCC. The investors also urged Verizon... Read More

Trillium Successfully Withdraws Renewable Energy Shareholder Proposal at 3M

February 4, 2015
February 4, 2015: Trillium Asset Management (Trillium) is pleased to announce that we have withdrawn our shareholder proposal at 3M (NYSE: MMM) following a commitment from the company that it will set quantitative goals for the sourcing and/or production of renewable energy. The proposal asks the company to incorporate renewable energy into the company’s climate... Read More

Investors Commend ExxonMobil: Company Finally Agrees to Protect LGBT Employees

January 30, 2015
JANUARY 30, 2015: ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, has finally expanded their Equal Opportunity Employment and non-discrimination policies to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity”. In 1999, Exxon merged with Mobil and stripped away the LGBT non-discrimination policies that had been in place at Mobil. Trillium Asset... Read More

Op-Ed: The Impact of Dodd-Frank 1502: U.S. Sustainable and Responsible Investors Respond

January 26, 2015
Editor’s Note: The following opinion piece, co-authored by Trillium’s Susan Baker, along with Lauren Compere of Boston Common Asset Management, Bennett Freeman of Calvert Investments and Patricia Jurewicz of Responsible Sourcing Network, was published in Responsible Investor on January 23, 2015. JANUARY 23, 2014: As a group of responsible investors with a keen interest in... Read More

Trillium’s Approach to Investing in the Diversified Financials Sector

January 23, 2015
By Keith A. Mills, CFA, Director of Research In late 2014, six large, globally focused banks were fined more than $4.3 billion by American, British, and Swiss regulators for their attempted manipulation of foreign exchange rates from 2009 through 2012. These settlements follow other civil and criminal settlements related to alleged residential mortgage foreclosure processing... Read More

Strong Public Policy on Methane Emissions from Natural Gas is Vital

January 23, 2015
By Jonas D. Kron, Esq., Director of Shareholder Advocacy It is well established that methane emissions are a serious climate problem. Methane is a highly potent greenhouse gas—as much as 84 times more powerful than carbon dioxide over a 20-year time period. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the leading international body for the assessment... Read More

Trillium’s Market Commentary & Advocacy Highlights Available for Download

January 15, 2015
JANUARY 15, 2015: Trillium’s Q4 2014 Market Commentary and Advocacy Highlights are now available to download. “With a positive outlook for the U.S. economy, increasing consumer confidence, falling unemployment, and extremely quiescent inflation, our outlook for U.S. stocks should be extremely positive, and we are, indeed, positive. We continue our positive outlook on U.S. financial... Read More
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