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    Active Investor Update,From the Commons

    Investor Impact Update (Q2 2023)

    Active Investor Impact Update Second Quarter 2023 I Releasing our 2022 Impact Report II Inclusive Finance Initiative III Human Rights and Technology IV Stakeholder-Informed Engagement [...]

    Published On: June 29, 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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    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
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    Have US Profit Margins Peaked?

    Portfolio Manager, Michelle Buckley, analyzes how the Covid-19 pandemic and the concurrent Great Resignation may have reinstated the traditional relationship between compensation and productivity, its implications for US portfolios and influence on capital allocation for all Americans.

    Published On: November 17, 2022
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    Boston Founder Wins TiE Boston’s Lifetime Achievement Award

    We are thrilled to announce that Boston Common’s founder, Geeta Aiyer has been honored this year with TiE Boston’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Published On: November 11, 2022
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    Access to Nutrition

    Lauren Compere, Head of Stewardship & Engagement, Boston Common Asset Management  Over the last several years, I have watched the Access to Nutrition Foundation evolve from its first Indexes in 2013 to see support for ATNI grow today to over 80 investors with close to $20 trillion in AUM. I helped initiate the first investor [...]

    Published On: October 27, 2022
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    Eco-Efficiency: Transforming Opportunity into Reality

    Steven Heim, Director of ESG Research October 5, 2022 Today, we celebrate the 7th annual Energy Efficiency Day (EE Day) by joining over 1,000 regional and national businesses, utilities, universities, and individuals in promoting energy efficiency – the cheapest, quickest avenue for meeting energy needs, cutting utility bills, and reducing pollution. Energy efficiency is vital [...]

    Published On: October 5, 2022
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    Active Investor Impact Update – Q3 2022

    We release this quarter's Active Investor Impact Update as we celebrate the honor of being named a "Best for the World" B Corp for the 5th consecutive time. All of us at Boston Common are proud to meet the high standards of accountability, transparency, and performance on the variety of factors that are required [...]

    Published On: October 4, 2022