• Active Investor Update

    Investor Impact Update (Q1 2023)

    Active Investor Impact Update First Quarter 2023 I ICCR Legacy Award II Inclusive Finance III EM Sustainability IV Shareholder Advocacy V US [...]

    Published On: May 31, 2023
  • Shareholder Advocacy

    The Many Dimensions of Shareholder Advocacy

    What is shareholder advocacy?  Shareholder advocacy is top of mind for investors when evaluating an authentic ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investment strategy. In addition to embedding ESG considerations into the research and investment process, a complete ESG-integrated investment approach calls for thoughtful, effective, and sustained shareholder advocacy. This critical, multi-dimensional set of tasks activates [...]

    Published On: April 5, 2023
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    Steven Heim: 2023 ICCR Legacy Award Recipient

    We are proud to congratulate Steven Heim on the ICCR Legacy Award, an award honoring an individual whose work and influence has had a tremendous positive impact on corporate policies and practices.

    Published On: April 5, 2023
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    Emerging Markets Sustainability

    By Liz Su, CFA A New Growth Foundation The pandemic’s deep and disparate impacts have taken a toll on global markets, and Emerging Markets (EM) equities have not been spared. Amid the post-pandemic tumult, however, there are green growth indicators providing hope for a post-pandemic recovery. The increasing focus on sustainability in EM economies [...]

    Published On: March 15, 2023
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    Update on the SVB & Signature Bank Failures

    In just a few days, regulators took over two failed US banks. The headlines that followed fed anxiety over broader implications for US banks. Although this story is still developing, please be assured we are watching the news closely and our portfolios have limited exposure to impacted companies. What Happened:  Over the weekend, Silicon Valley [...]

    Published On: March 13, 2023
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    Boston Common Named to PSN Top Guns List

    Boston Common Named to PSN Top Guns List of Best Performing Strategies for Q4 2022 Quarterly PSN Top Guns List published by Zephyr identifies best-in-class separate accounts, managed accounts, and managed ETF strategies Boston, Massachusetts—March 8, 2023— Boston Common Asset Management announced today it has been named to the celebrated PSN Top Guns List [...]

    Published On: March 8, 2023
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    Investor Impact Update (2022-4Q)

    In the closing months of 2022, our women leaders continued to honor our heritage as a women-owned and women led business. President & Founder, Geeta Aiyer, was recognized by both the Alnoba Lewis Family Foundation and entrepreneurial organization, TiE Boston, with an Environmental Leadership Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award, respectively, and CEO Ally [...]

    Published On: January 10, 2023
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    ESG’s Underperformance in 2022 Reflects Style Shift

    Michelle Buckley, CFA, CAIA Portfolio Manager, Director of Multi-Asset Strategies As 2022 came to a close, rankings of the year’s best- and worst-performing ESG funds tended to highlight Value’s dominance over Growth and exposure to Technology as key factors influencing U.S. Equity ESG funds’ relative underperformance. Indeed, investors tend to perceive Technology — [...]

    Published On: January 9, 2023
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    Activating Engagement in Asia

    By Lauren Compere, Head of Stewardship & Engagement During the autumn of 2022, I had the opportunity to travel to Asia for the first time in three years, visiting Japan and Korea to continue Boston Common’s ongoing shareowner engagement work in person. Over several days, I joined an ICGN1 investor delegation, met with Japanese regulators, [...]

    Published On: January 6, 2023
  • Investor Guidance for Prioritizing Gender

    Boston Common’s Open Letter to European Representatives

    Investor Call to Action - Ensuring a gender-responsive Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) Following the release of the EU Council's position last week, which included no mention of gender, Boston Common sent an open letter to European representatives calling on policymakers to address gender in the new Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence, and to ensure [...]

    Published On: December 8, 2022
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    Gun Violence and Hate are Not Political Issues

    By Ally McDonald & Kevin Hart The seven days before the long holiday weekend in the US saw ten mass shootings that injured 49 people and took the lives of 25 others who would not celebrate another Thanksgiving. At the time of writing, you can add nine more mass shootings and eight deaths to the [...]

    Published On: December 1, 2022