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Food Waste is an Emerging Sustainable Agriculture Issue

February 4, 2016
By Allan Pearce, Shareholder Advocate Given the tremendous environmental impact that agricultural and food companies have, food system advocacy has been a mainstay of Trillium’s shareholder activism for decades. Trillium has focused on sustainable agriculture as it directly contributes to, and is impacted by, climate change, through deforestation and the use of fossil fuels to... Read More

Trillium Successfully Withdraws Greenhouse Gas Shareholder Proposal at Hologic

January 21, 2016
JANUARY 21, 2015: Trillium Asset Management is pleased to announce that we have successfully withdrawn our 2016 shareholder proposal, which was co-filed with Green Century Capital Management, at Hologic (Nasdaq: HOLX). The proposal asked the Board of Directors to “…adopt quantitative, time-bound goals for reducing total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Hologic products and operations... Read More

Trillium’s Q4 2015 Market Commentary & Advocacy Highlights Available for Download

January 20, 2016
January 20, 2016: Trillium’s Q4 2015 Economic & Market Commentary and Shareholder Advocacy Highlights are now available to download. “2015 was a year of contradictions and noise, along with a highly concentrated and narrowly-focused market. Oil prices dropped throughout the year, with West Texas Intermediate oil ending the quarter at $37 per barrel, down 18%... Read More

BAGLY to Honor Trillium for Two Decades of Supporting LGBTQ Youth

January 4, 2016
JANUARY 4, 2016 // BOSTON, MA: BAGLY (Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth) will recognize Trillium Asset Management, a Boston-based investment firm, for 20 years of financial support at BAGLY’s annual donor appreciation reception on January 14, 2016. Trillium has also used shareholder activism to successfully engage with dozens of Fortune 500... Read More

Carbon Analysis: Risks and Opportunities in Trillium’s Sustainable Opportunities Strategy

December 14, 2015
DECEMBER 14, 2015: Trillium Asset Management recently engaged MSCI ESG Research to analyze the carbon-related characteristics of our Sustainable Opportunities Strategy, in comparison to a portfolio replicating a market benchmark. In addition to assessing the carbon footprint of the Strategy as of September 30, 2015, the MSCI analysis also leverages an extensive set of carbon... Read More

Home Depot Sets Significant Renewable Energy Goals

December 7, 2015
DECEMBER 7, 2015: Home Depot, the world’s largest hardware retailer, has established and recently published its first set of renewable energy goals. In its 2015 Sustainability Report the company has committed to produce 135MW of renewable energy annually. 100MW will come from wind and solar, and 35MW from fuel cells. Home Depot has joined a... Read More

Trillium Submits Comments in Support of EPA’s Proposed Methane Rule

December 4, 2015
DECEMBER 4, 2015: Trillium Asset Management recently submitted its formal comments in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed methane rule for new and modified sources in the oil and gas industry. Trillium joins members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) who are engaging the oil and gas industry to promote... Read More

Trillium Engages Chipotle on Minimum Wage Reform

December 4, 2015
DECEMBER 4, 2015 // BOSTON, MA: Trillium Asset Management, on behalf of our client The Congregational Council of Plymouth Church UCC of Seattle, recently filed a shareholder proposal at Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) urging the Board of Directors to “adopt principles for minimum wage reform, to be published by October 2016”. As public protests... Read More

Home Depot to Phase Out Bee-Killing Pesticides

December 3, 2015
DECEMBER 3, 2015 // WASHINGTON, D.C.: Home Depot (NYSE: HD), the world’s largest home-improvement chain, has announced that it has removed neonicotinoid pesticides, a leading driver of global bee declines, from 80 percent of its flowering plants and that it will complete its phase-out in plants by 2018. This announcement follows an ongoing campaign and... Read More

Measuring the Carbon Impact of Our Investments

December 1, 2015
DECEMBER 1, 2015: At Trillium Asset Management, we believe that fiduciary duty requires the integration of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors into the investment process as a way to identify the companies best positioned to deliver strong long-term performance. We integrate climate risk into our investment process because we believe that climate change is... Read More

Information Regarding Trillium’s Shareholder Proposal at Oracle

November 9, 2015
NOVEMBER 9, 2015: Trillium Asset Management, along with Green Century Equity Fund, has co-filed a Shareholder Proposal at Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) asking that: “senior management, with oversight from the Board of Directors, set company-wide quantitative targets by March 2016 to increase renewable energy sourcing and/or production”. Our proposal is #5 on the Oracle 2015... Read More
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