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Shareholders Raise Concerns about Washington, DC NFL Team Name at FedEx Annual Meeting

September 29, 2014
FedEx Increasingly Embroiled in Ongoing Controversy over “Redskins” Name September 29, 2014: This morning, investors presented a shareholder floor proposal at FedEx Corporation’s (NYSE:FDX) annual meeting asking the company to “take the steps necessary to drop or distance ties to the team, logos and/or stadium sponsorship until the Washington D.C. Football Team franchise abandons its... Read More

Fall 2014 Issue of Investing For a Better World – Available to Download

September 25, 2014
Articles include: • Thinking Capital™ (Matt Patsky’s column) • Trillium’s Approach to Privacy Issues • Oneida Trust: An Investment Portfolio with a Voice • Increasing Energy Demand Highlights Investment Opportunities Efficiency and Renewables • These Long-Established Companies are Using Efficiency as a Tool to Promote Growth • Hain Celestial Responds to Shareholder Concerns Regarding Pesticide... Read More

Trillium Supports Climate Disclosure Standard Board’s Commitment to Climate Change Disclosure as a Matter of Fiduciary Duty

September 23, 2014
September 2014: As the effects of climate change on economic activity become more significant, there is increasing demand from investors, trustees and other fiduciaries for consistent, comparable, actionable information in company mainstream (i.e. annual) reports. This presents a growing challenge to the capacity of financial markets to allocate capital as efficiently as possible. Recognizing this... Read More

Trillium’s Approach to Engagement on Privacy Issues

September 22, 2014
September 2014: Privacy and data security have quickly become one of the most critical business and social issues of our time. Trust is critical for any business, but especially for companies that routinely gather massive amounts of personal data concerning and affecting the lives of hundreds of millions of people in the U.S. and around... Read More

Trillium Joins Institutional Investors Managing $24 Trillion Call for Carbon Pricing, Ambitious Global Climate Deal

September 18, 2014
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014: Days before UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes the Climate Summit at the United Nations to spur climate action and facilitate a global climate agreement in 2015, nearly 350 global institutional investors representing over $24 trillion in assets, have called on government leaders to provide stable, reliable and economically meaningful carbon pricing that... Read More

Investors Urge EPA to Protect Bristol Bay, Alaska from the Proposed Pebble Mine

September 17, 2014
September 17, 2014: A coalition of investors, lead by Trillium Asset Management and Calvert Investment Management, recently sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urging it to protect the Bristol Bay region of Alaska from the ill-advised Pebble Mine and finalize its proposal to restrict the discharge of dredged or fill material in... Read More

B Corp Honors Trillium as one of 2014’s “Best for Workers”

September 16, 2014
80 Honorees Worldwide Support Working Families with Better Benefits, Living Wages, Workplace Flexibility, Professional Development, and Ownership Opportunities September 16, 2014: Today, Trillium Asset Management (Trillium) and 79 other companies worldwide, were recognized for creating the highest quality jobs by the nonprofit B Lab with the release of the third annual ‘B Corp Best for... Read More

Hain Celestial Responds to Shareholder Concerns Regarding Pesticide Risk in its Supply Chain

September 8, 2014
Hain’s announces response with commitment to disclose information on its pesticide use policies and practices; Trillium and Calvert withdraw shareholder proposal in recognition of Hain’s positive “first steps” September 8, 2014 // BOSTON, MA: Calvert Investments shareholders and Trillium Asset Management, on behalf of Susan Meade, are pleased to announce the withdrawal of its shareholder... Read More

The Hill: EPA Chief Pushes Economic Case of Capturing Methane

September 3, 2014
Over the past few years, Trillium has filed or co-filed shareholder proposals with natural gas companies asking them to report on measuring, mitigating, setting reduction targets, and disclosing methane emissions. Methane, the primary component of natural gas, is emitted across the value chain during production, processing, transmission, storage, and distribution. It is a potent greenhouse... Read More

Open MIC and Investors: Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Should Be Blocked

August 26, 2014
August 26, 2014 // NEW YORK: Comcast Corp.’s proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable would have no significant benefits for American consumers or businesses and could pose a serious threat to entrepreneurial growth in the U.S., investors said in a federal filing opposing the merger. Open MIC – the Open Media and Information... Read More

Investors Secure Groundbreaking Corporate Commitments to Protect Forests, Reduce Carbon Emissions

August 15, 2014
Record-high number of shareholder resolutions filed in 2014 proxy season drive more aggressive action by top companies on climate-related issues BOSTON, August 14, 2014 /3BL Media: In response to nearly 150 climate-related resolutions filed by institutional investors during the 2014 proxy season, 20 major international corporations have committed to set goals to reduce greenhouse gas... Read More

Forbes: Apple CEO Tim Cook Is ‘Not Satisfied’ With Employee Diversity

August 13, 2014
Forbes contributor, Amit Chowdry, writes: “Apple (AAPL) recently released its employee diversity report and the numbers are fairly consistent with other tech companies in Silicon Valley. Apple CEO Tim Cook acknowledged that he is ‘not satisfied’ with the numbers and will focus on ‘advancing diversity.’… Even though Apple is hiring more females for executive positions... Read More
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