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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

Lowe’s Commits to Decisive Action to Protect Bees and Other Pollinators

April 9, 2015
APRIL 9, 2015: Friends of the Earth, Domini Social Investments and Trillium Asset Management praised Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW) for making a commitment to eliminate neonicotinoid pesticides — a leading contributor to global bee declines — from its stores. After input from suppliers, NGOs, investors and other key stakeholders, the company announced today it will phase... Read More

Trillium and FAFN Successfully Withdraw Palm Oil Proposal with Yum!

April 1, 2015
APRIL 1, 2015: Following an extensive engagement with Trillium Asset Management (Trillium) and our colleagues at First Affirmative Financial Network (FAFN), in the first quarter of 2015 Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM*) publicly committed to sourcing 100% of its palm oil from responsible and sustainable sources by 2017. Yum, the world’s second largest fast food corporation... Read More

eBAY Publicly Commits to Gender and Racial Diversity

March 26, 2015
MARCH 26, 2015: New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Trillium Asset Management today announced that they have withdrawn the shareholder proposal they filed at eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) after the company agreed to revise its Governance Guidelines to include gender and racial diversity among the qualities its seeks in its board members. When... Read More

Non-Discrimination Proposal at National Fuel Gas Receives 33% of Vote

March 25, 2015
March 25, 2015: Shareholders sent a strong message to the management of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE: NFG) earlier this month, with one in three votes cast in favor of a company-wide non-discrimination policy inclusive of gender identity or expression. This is the second consecutive year that Trillium Asset Management’s shareholder proposal garnered more than... Read More

Trillium Successfully Withdraws Privacy-Related Shareholder Proposal at Priceline

March 18, 2015
MARCH 18, 2015: In response to Trillium’s recent shareholder proposal regarding privacy issues, Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN) has committed to update its Board’s Audit Committee charter and proxy materials to include responsibility regarding regulatory, legislative, and reputational privacy and data security risks that confront the company. Trillium’s proposal, which highlighted the business and social privacy... Read More

Trillium Successfully Withdraws Political Spending Shareholder Proposal at KSU

March 9, 2015
MARCH 9, 2015: Trillium Asset Management (Trillium) is pleased to announce that we have withdrawn our shareholder proposal with Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU), following the company’s commitment to provide strong reporting of its political spending, both direct and indirect. Kansas City Southern has made a public commitment to inform the trade associations that it... Read More

Investors Urge Companies to Use New UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework

March 5, 2015
MARCH 5, 2015: Trillium Asset Management has joined a group of over 60 investors, from Europe, North America and Australia with a combined $3.9 trillion of assets under management, who are urging leading companies to use new guidance to help them “know and show” their management of human rights risks. In a joint statement the... Read More

Trillium Successfully Withdraws Renewable Energy Shareholder Proposal at HD

March 4, 2015
MARCH 4, 2015: Trillium Asset Management (Trillium) is pleased to announce that we have withdrawn our shareholder proposal at The Home Depot (NYSE: HD), which was filed on behalf of Paul LeFort and co-filed with Zevin Asset Management, after the company set quantitative goals for the sourcing and/or production of renewable energy. In making these... Read More
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