Lauren leads Boston Common’s shareholder engagement and stewardship strategy. Since 2014, she has led a multi-year global investor engagement, “Banking on a Low Carbon Future,” which benchmarks the performance of 60 banks on climate risk & strategy through the creation of new metrics, reports, and active engagement.
Throughout her more than thirty-year career in responsible investing, Lauren has served on numerous advisory committees and working groups covering such issues as human rights, labor supply practices, human trafficking, health equity, responsible lobbying, and tax practices. She currently sits on the Strategy and Design Team of the Climate Safe Lending Network (CSLN), the board of the Global Network Initiative (GNI), the Advisory Council for the Investor Alliance for Human Rights (IAHR), and the PRI’s Collaborative Stewardship Initiative on Social Issues and Human Rights Advisory Committee. She is also a Co-Chair for the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) Natural Capital Committee. Lauren previously served on the boards of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) and the Access to Nutrition Foundation (ATNF). She is a frequent speaker at global industry conferences and contributes to numerous sustainability and ESG publications, including authoring the ICGN Viewpoint Human Rights Through a Governance Lens in 2015.
Lauren has traveled extensively, spending time in places like Kenya, Haiti and Bangladesh and used these experiences to inform her understanding of the intersectionality of environmental and social challenges across the globe. Lauren lives in Medford, Massachusetts with her husband, Jackson, and two sons.