Director of Shareholder Advocacy

Full Time
Boston, MA , San Francisco, CA or Portland, OR

Job Summary

The Director of Shareholder Advocacy will be responsible for engaging Trillium’s holdings and policy makers on corporate environmental, social, and governance topics. The position also has internal responsibilities regarding communications, the investment process, and client relations. The position reports to the Chief Advocacy Officer and will be located in Boston, San Francisco, or Portland.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Engage Trillium’s holdings with the goal of improving company ESG performance, policies, practices, and impacts; and conveying Trillium’s perspective and priorities.

• Engage Trillium’s holdings through dialogue with senior level company executives, coalition efforts, shareholder proposals, proxy voting, and other methods of shareholder advocacy, active ownership, and stewardship to achieve Trillium’s corporate ESG advocacy goals.

• Engage government policy makers to advance Trillium’s perspective and priorities on ESG topics.

• Conduct active and robust research to identify new and innovative shareholder advocacy opportunities.

• Keep well-informed of ESG topics, the state of shareholder advocacy, and policy developments.

• Contribute to the development and implementation of the annual advocacy plan, focusing on specific ESG concerns and companies.

• Constructively manage relationships and actively engage with fellow investors and investor organizations to advance Trillium’s goals.

• Represent Trillium on advisory committees and working groups on corporate ESG topics.

• Communicate with members of the press.

• Support the integration of ESG factors into Trillium’s investment process.

• Engage with Trillium research analysts and portfolio managers to understand their insights and perspectives on the ESG topics they are responsible for.

• Contribute to Trillium’s marketing, compliance, and other materials for external parties.

• Partner with business development and private client teams to ensure existing and prospective client expectations and responsibilities are met.


• Graduate level degree in business, law, or other fields related to corporate ESG responsibility; or bachelor's degree with at least two years of work experience in this or a related field.

• CFA, MBA, and/or JD preferred.

• Excellent writing and oral communication skills.

• Knowledge of and fluency in issues of corporate ESG topics.

• High ethical standards.

• Entrepreneurial initiative.

• Ability to prioritize, organize, and manage multiple projects.

• Detail-oriented, focused, and persistent work ethic.


Trillium provides a generous compensation package that includes experience-commensurate salary; 401(k); profit sharing plan; group life, long-term disability, health, dental and vision insurance benefits; paid time off; and annual bonus potential.

We will only consider applications with an attached professional resume and cover letter. Please don’t call.

Trillium provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
We will only consider applications with an attached professional resume and cover letter. Please don’t call.
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