ESG Investors

Since 2003

Our Vision

Transform finance to require human, community, and environmental well-being as essential for financial success.

Our Mission

Activate investor capital toward solutions for people and planet.

Our Story

Boston Common AM is a thoughtful, active, ESG-integrated, investment manager and global leader in shareowner engagement. For more than 20 years, we have generated competitive investment returns and challenged companies across industries to devote resources and innovation toward social equity and earth renewal.

Aiyer, Geeta

Our Founder: Geeta Aiyer

When Geeta created Boston Common in 2003, she was inspired by the belief that public equity investing is the most effective vehicle for generating impact because equity ownership gives investors a voice with unique access to corporate management. This belief continues to drive Boston Common today. Under Geeta’s leadership, Boston Common has built a strong investment record and meaningfully improved the policies and practices of portfolio companies through proactive shareholder engagement. Ms. Aiyer was an early innovator in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing and remains an influential leader today.

Our Name

Since 1634, the Boston Common has served as a community space owned by no one, yet essential to all. Like “the Common”, our work stands at the intersection of the ecologic and economic realms, fostering environmental regeneration and equitable prosperity in our local and global community.

Our Principles

We believe investors are drivers of change.

Investors have an opportunity and duty to activate capital in service of solutions for people and planet. We invest in and engage with companies that contribute to and benefit from fostering a more sustainable and equitable future.

We value our employees as our most important assets.

Using a human-centered approach, we prioritize the health and well-being of our employees, fostering an environment of growth, trust, innovation, equity, and inclusion.

We draw strength from our diversity.

The professional and lived experiences of our team are competitive advantages that enrich our culture. As a leading ESG investment manager and champion for diversity in a homogenous field, we bring a unique perspective to investing and generating impact.

We have a long-term model for success.

Our seasoned investment team, in-house research capabilities, and market-leading engagement strategies generate social & environmental impact and competitive financial returns.

We align our client’s missions with their investments.

As trusted advisors, we are guided and inspired by our clients, working together to align investments and values.

Our Recognition

2023 Forbes 50 Over 50: Geeta Aiyer

2023 ICCR Legacy Award: Steven Heim

2023 TiE Boston Lifetime Achievement Award: Geeta Aiyer

2021 Boston Business Journal’s Power 50 Movement Makers: Geeta Aiyer
2023 TIME100 Climate: Geeta Aiyer
2022 MO 100 Top Impact CEO:

Ally McDonald

2015 Joan Bavaria Award: Geeta Aiyer

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