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UNFI Expands EEO Policy to Include Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Employees

July 24, 2015
JULY 24, 2015: Following a productive dialogue between Trillium Asset Management (Trillium) and United Natural Foods (Nasdaq: UNFI), the company has expanded its Equal Opportunity Employment policy to explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Trillium believes that companies and workers benefit from consistent, corporate-wide, efforts to prevent discrimination, ensuring a respectful and... Read More

List of Trillium’s 2014-2015 Proxy Votes Available for Download

July 22, 2015
JULY 22, 2015: Each year, companies seek votes from shareholders on items that are pending on their annual proxy ballots, ranging from the approval of boards of directors to shareholder proposals on social and environmental issues like those we file every year. At Trillium, we take that voting very seriously. You can download a list... Read More

Trillium’s 2015 UN Principles for Responsible Investment Report is Available

July 13, 2015
JULY 13, 2015: Trillium Asset Management is a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Initiative, which is an international network of investors working together to put the Principles for Responsible Investment into practice. Its goal is to understand the implications of sustainability for investors and support signatories to incorporate these issues... Read More

Investors Applaud General Mills’ Improved Policies to Protect Bees from Pesticides

July 8, 2015
JULY 8, 2015: Following engagement with investors and advocates, General Mills has become the first major packaged foods company to improve policies to protect bees and other pollinators from the impacts of pesticides. A shareholder resolution filed by investor advocacy non-profit As You Sow and Clean Yield Asset Management was withdrawn after the company agreed... Read More

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
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