Impact

Investing for a Just, Equitable, Sustainable World

Our Impact is Threefold

We urge portfolio companies to protect the earth’s natural resources and minimize environmental risks through sustainable practices: reducing resource use, transitioning to net-zero carbon emissions, conserving water, and working towards a circular economy.

Two decades of climate leadership

0% direct investment in fossil fuels

80% fewer emissions among investment strategies

58 banks engaged on climate risk

Our investment strategies seek companies that respect workers as assets rather than costs, promoting human rights, equity, and non-discrimination around the world.

39 companies engaged on racial equity

Voted against 70 companies on gender or racial board diversity

GlaxoSmithKline committed to increasing female representation in senior roles to over 37%.

Engaged Hoya on human rights policies resulting in the establishment of a helpline accessible to all workers.

As advocates for fair, inclusive, and accountable corporate culture, we encourage companies to adopt ethical, transparent policies on hiring, pay, and political involvement.

95 companies engaged on COVID-19 response

44 corporate policies, processes, or products improved through our engagements

10 shareholder resolutions filed in the U.S.

Voted in favor of 70% of 116 ESG shareowner proposals at 56 companies

Impact Spotlight

Annual Impact Report

Boston Common’s annual environmental, social, & governance impacts

Active Investor Impact Update

This edition of the Active Investor Impact Update features Boston Common’s thought leadership and shareholder advocacy work from the first quarter of 2024

Prepare for your financial future by investing in a more sustainable economy today.