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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

Download Q1 2015 Market Commentary

April 23, 2015
The U.S. economy continues to expand. Employment levels are rising; inflation is contained, the value of the dollar is rising; consumer confidence remains high, and the U.S. stock market hit new all-time highs during the quarter. Interest rates are historically low, with rates on two-year government notes below zero in multiple countries. We continue to... Read More

Spring Issue of IFBW – Available for Download

April 20, 2015
The Spring 2015 issue of Trillium’s newsletter, Investing For a Better World, is now available for download. Articles include: • Portfolio 21’s Merger with Trillium • Matt Patsky’s Column — Thinking Capital℠ • Lowe’s Commits to Decisive Action to Protect Bees and Other Pollinators • Trillium and FAFN Successfully Withdraw Palm Oil Proposal with Yum!... Read More

Boston Globe: A Guide on the Evolving Trend of Impact Investing

April 15, 2015
APRIL 15, 2015: The Boston Globe published a story about the growing awareness of Socially Responsible Investing, as evidenced by Bain Capital’s announcement that they are starting a “social impact” line of business to be headed by former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick. Sacha Pfeiffer writes: “…Paul Hilton, a partner at Boston-based Trillium Asset Management, a... Read More

Trillium Honored as B Corp ‘Best for the World’ in 2015

April 14, 2015
APRIL 14, 2015: Today, Trillium Asset Management was among 120 companies worldwide that were recognized for creating the most positive overall social and environmental impact by the nonprofit B Lab with the release of the fourth annual ‘B Corp Best for the World’ list. The ‘B Corp Best for the World’ list honors businesses that... Read More

The Guardian: Harvard Divestment Campaigners Gear up for a Week of Action

April 13, 2015
APRIL 13, 2015: The Guardian, a news organization based in the U.K., recently ran a story about the campaign urging Harvard University to divest its endowment from fossil fuels. Emma Howard writes: “…The activists have been heartened by an analysis from the investment firm Trillium Asset Management that says the university’s fossil fuel holdings have... Read More
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