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US SIF Foundation: Client Demand is Major Factor Driving Growth in SRI

November 21, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC // NOVEMBER 20, 2014: Sustainable, responsible and impact investing (SRI) assets have expanded 76 percent in two years: from $3.74 trillion at the start of 2012 to $6.57 trillion at the start of 2014, according to the US SIF Foundation’s latest biennial survey, the Report on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends... Read More

Shareholders File Palm Oil Shareholder Proposal with Yum! Brands

November 20, 2014
NOVEMBER 2014 // BOSTON, MA: Shareholders, concerned about the negative financial, social and environmental impacts of unsustainable palm oil production including deforestation, human rights abuses and climate change, recently filed a shareholder proposal with YUM! Brands (NYSE: YUM) asking the company to prepare an annual public report demonstrating the extent to which Yum is curtailing... Read More

New Initiative Tracks Impact of Shareholder Engagement

November 19, 2014
Investors and Stakeholders Present New Reporting Framework for Impact of Equity Engagement November 2014: The multi-stakeholder Impact of Equity Engagement (IE2) initiative released a new report revealing the positive outcomes of investor engagement on the environmental, social, and corporate governance practices of publicly traded companies. Investors often engage in the proxy process, dialogue, public policy... Read More

Wabtec Expands Non-Discrimination Policies to Include Gender Identity and Expression

November 11, 2014
NOVEMBER 2014: Following a productive dialogue between Trillium and Wabtec (NYSE: WAB) on the issue of workplace protections, Wabtec has amended its Code of Business Conduct and Ethics to include gender identity and gender expression as stand-alone protected categories. The company’s policy on Diversity and Equal Opportunity now states: Wabtec’s future depends on its ability... Read More

Portfolio 21 Announces Intent to Merge with Trillium Asset Management

November 10, 2014
Matthew W. Patsky, CEO of Trillium Asset Management, Will Lead the Proposed Merger of the Pioneering SRI Firms PORTLAND, OR // OCTOBER 13, 2014: Portfolio 21, a boutique investment management firm known as a leader in environmental investing, has announced its intent to merge with Boston-based Trillium Asset Management. “Our primary objective in evaluating a... Read More

Trillium Sponsoring BSAS Full-Day Sustainable Investment Seminar

November 5, 2014
Boston Security Analysts Society’s 2nd Annual Sustainable Investment Seminar on will be held on November 20th NOVEMBER 5, 2014 // BOSTON, MA:  In response to overwhelming feedback to last year’s seminar, on Thursday, November 20th the Boston Security Analysts Society is hosting its second full-day Sustainable Investment seminar. This event will bring together expert practitioners... Read More

Financing Food Justice

October 30, 2014
The importance of bees and other pollinators on our food system is substantial. About one out of every three bites we eat comes from plants pollinated by honeybees, and more than 85% of the plant species on earth require pollinators to exist. According to the USDA, “bee-pollinated commodities account for $20 billion in annual U.S.... Read More

The Thirty Percent Coalition Expands Campaign For More Women on Corporate Boards

October 23, 2014
The Thirty Percent Coalition is reaching out to Russell 1000 companies lacking women board directors. October 22, 2014: Trillium has joined institutional investors, representing more than $3 trillion in assets under management, along with some of the nation’s leading women’s organizations, sending letters to 100 companies in the Russell 1000 Index that lack women on... Read More

Investors Urge European Union to Adopt Stronger Conflict Minerals Legislation

October 22, 2014
Investors Representing more than €855 Billion Recommend Changes to Proposed EU Regulation October 22, 2014: Yesterday, global, sustainable and responsible investors and investment organisations representing more than €855 billion in assets under management sent a joint statement to the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the European Council. The statement urges EU policy makers to... Read More

Trillium Hosting Boston Reception to Celebrate Shared Interest’s 20th Anniversary

October 22, 2014
October 28th Reception includes a performance by award-winning South African Musician Wouter Kellerman & Friends BOSTON, MA // OCTOBER 2014: Shared Interest, a nonprofit social investment fund which began at the fall of Apartheid, is celebrating its twentieth anniversary – as well as twenty years of democracy in South Africa with a reception in Boston,... Read More
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