Fourth Annual Impact Report
Boston Common’s Annual Impact Report, comes at a challenging time for investors, companies, and society at large. The COVID-19 crisis and social unrest following the murders of George Floyd and other unarmed Black people in the US have underlined the necessity for companies to serve all stakeholders. COVID-19 has changed the lens through which we evaluate and act, but it has not altered our engagement priorities – advancing our clients’ social and financial objectives by empowering portfolio companies to create future-prepared and future-oriented products, processes, and policies.
Reflecting on our long-term engagement work, in 2019 we:
- Engaged 219 companies and achieved 63 meaningful changes.
- Continued to champion high-profile corporate engagements on climate disclosure, deforestation, eco-efficiency, and plastic waste.
- Raised the level of our ambition and impact with our fifth global banking report: Banking on a Low-Carbon Future: Finance in a Time of Climate Crisis.
- Urged the SEC to protect shareholder rights, preserving the ability of investors to engage companies on sustainability issues.
- Continued to lead and participate in many collaborative engagements including with the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI), Climate Action 100+, and global working groups on Cobalt and Tax Transparency.
In 2020 and beyond, we call on companies to build long-term resilience with a focus on a sustainable, green recovery and inclusive prosperity.
For more information, please feel free to contact Lauren Compere, Managing Director at email@example.com