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Trillium Testifies in Support of California Pension Coal Divestment Bill

June 26, 2015
JUNE 26, 2015: On Wednesday, Trillium Asset Management testified in support of CA SB 185, a bill which would require bill California’s state pension funds, Calpers and CalSTRS, to divest investments in companies that generate 50% or more of their revenue from coal mining. Jodi Neuman, who represented Trillium at the hearing, testified: “Our employee-owned... Read More

Boston Business Journal Publishes Profile of Trillium CEO, Matt Patsky

June 23, 2015
June 23, 2015: The Boston Business Journal recently published a profile of Trillium’s CEO, Matt Patsky. Greg Ryan writes: “The first time Matthew Patsky raised the idea of focusing investments on socially and environmentally responsible companies, it didn’t go over so well. Working at Lehman Brothers in the 1980s, he approached his boss about the... Read More

Chemical Footprint Project Takes First Step Toward New International Consensus

June 22, 2015
Over $1.1 trillion in investment and purchasing power asks companies for their Chemical Footprint. Signatories include Aviva Investors, BNP Paribas IP, Boston Common Asset Management, Trillium Asset Management, Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente & Staples JUNE 22, 2015: You’ve heard of a company’s carbon footprint. Now it’s time for the chemical footprint. Despite growing regulatory efforts,... Read More

Trillium Participating in White House Clean Energy Investment Summit

June 16, 2015
June 16, 2015: Trillium Asset Management is pleased to announce that our firm has been invited to participate in today’s White House Clean Energy Investment Summit. Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to deliver remarks highlighting more than $4 billion of independent commitments by major foundations, institutional investors, and other long-term investors to fund climate... Read More

Growing Push for Suppliers to Participate in Chemical Footprint Tool

June 9, 2015
JUNE 9, 2015: Environmental Leader, a website devoted to environmental management news and analysis, recently published a story about the upcoming launch of the Chemical Footprint Project. “Staples, Marriott, Dignity Health, Trillium Asset Management and other US businesses representing more than $450 billion in investment and purchasing power will require vendors, suppliers and builders to... Read More

Investors, Major Brands Call for Stronger Standards from Palm Oil Certification Group

June 1, 2015
Group urges RSPO to strengthen protections for forests, human rights JUNE 1, 2015 // BOSTON, MA:  Institutional investors, including Trillium Asset Management, representing over $5 trillion in assets have joined together with some of the world’s largest and most recognizable consumer brands, including PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble, to call on the Roundtable on Sustainable... Read More

Investors Urge European Parliament to Adopt Stronger Conflict Minerals Regulation

May 18, 2015
Global group of investors call for important changes to proposed EU regulation MAY 2015: As the European Parliament prepares for its final vote on the European conflict minerals regulations on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Trillium Asset Management has joined two dozen sustainable, and responsible investors and investment organizations to call upon the Parliament to make... Read More

Geeta Aiyer Wins Joan Bavaria Award

May 13, 2015
MAY 13, 2015 // SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Geeta Aiyer, sustainable investing entrepreneur and Founder and President of Boston Common Asset Management, has been awarded the seventh-annual Joan Bavaria Award for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets. The announcement was made at the Ceres Conference, which is running today and tomorrow in San Francisco. Nearly three... Read More

Portfolio 21’s Merger with Trillium

May 11, 2015
By The Portfolio 21 Investment Team Both founded in 1982, Trillium and Portfolio 21 have been in the Sustainable and Responsible Investing (SRI) field for decades. With the growing recognition and popularity of Sustainable and Responsible Investing (SRI), the merger comes at a very natural time. Trillium’s domestic equity expertise, marketing and distribution capability and... Read More

Shareholders Press PepsiCo to Take Action to Protect Bees and Other Pollinators

May 5, 2015
May 5, 2015: Shareholders of PepsiCo* (“Pepsi”), concerned about the sharp declines in the number of bees and other important pollinators, are urging the Company to assess the financial risks it faces due to the decline of critical pollinators across its supply chains. The investors will gather at Pepsi’s annual meeting on May 6th, to... Read More

Trillium Joins Call for SEC to Require Disclosure of Corporate Political Spending

April 28, 2015
APRIL 28, 2015: Fifty-Five organizations and investors, including Trillium Asset Management, sent a letter to Mary Jo White, Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), requesting that the SEC require disclosure of corporate political spending. The groups ranged from environmental groups to asset managers to religious organizations. “The resources of the Securities and... Read More

Corporate Commitment to Renewable Energy: Becoming the New Normal

April 27, 2015
By Brianna Murphy, Vice President, Shareholder Advocacy As Trillium continues our focus on how investors can address climate change and greenhouse gas (GHG) issues our firm is increasingly engaging with companies around renewable energy and the role it plays in climate change strategies. Renewable energy has proven itself as a way to boost corporate profitability... Read More
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