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July 3, 2023

U.S. Supreme Court Dismantles Affirmative Action Policies

Trillium CEO Matt Patsky Responds

U.S. Supreme Court Dismantles Affirmative Action PoliciesU.S. Supreme Court Dismantles Affirmative Action Policies

Dear U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator and Members of Congress,

The Supreme Court’s wrong-headed decision to dismantle affirmative action ignores the devastating inequality caused by our nation’s long and ongoing history with systemic racism.

As investors, Trillium Asset Management recognizes that diversity, inclusive of gender and race, is an essential component of sound governance and essential to a well-functioning organization. Environments that foster a culture that welcomes diverse perspectives is critical to a healthy economy and democracy.

Affirmative action policies are an important tool to ensure that all students―especially those who have been systematically excluded―have the chance to thrive.

In her dissent of yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor writes: “[T]his Court stands in the way and rolls back decades of precedent and momentous progress.”

We agree.

Matt Patsky, CEO
Trillium Asset Management

Read Trillium Asset Management recently published white paper which outlines our firm’s approach to Gender, Racial and Ethnic Diversity.

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