WASHINGTON, D.C. – Boston Common Asset Management is pleased to announce its status as a Founding Member of the newly formed Conflict Risk Network, a coalition officially launched today as a project of the Genocide Intervention Network.


Boston Common Asset Management and the Conflict Risk Network, formerly the Sudan Divestment Task Force, share a common dedication to responsible global investment and advocacy for the protection of human rights. The Conflict Risk Network brings together a group of institutional investors, financial service providers, and critical stakeholders that believe its combined efforts will be more effective than independent action in mitigating risk and protecting civilians in conflict zones.

“Boston Common Asset Management and its clients have a long history of promoting human rights globally,” said Geeta Aiyer, President of Boston Common. “As an asset management firm dedicated to sustainable investing, we are proud to work collectively with The Conflict Risk Network in advancing its critically important mission,” Aiyer continued.

On behalf of its clients, Boston Common avoids investment in corporations operating in Sudan and those directly involved in human rights abuses around the world.

“Boston Common has been an active and valuable participant in promoting the corporate responsibility work of the Genocide Intervention Network in Sudan,” said Melany Grout, director of Conflict Risk Network. “We are pleased they have today become a founding member of the Conflict Risk Network and look forward to ongoing collaboration with Boston Common to mitigate conflict risk and increase responsible foreign investment in additional areas of concern.”

Published On: June 8, 2009Categories: From the Commons