Women in Investing

Women-Founded, Women-Led,

Majority Women-Owned

Meet Our Leaders

Our women leaders guidance, perspective, and experience give Boston Common a unique advantage.

Geeta Aiyer

Founder & President

Aiyer, Geeta

Thought Leadership:

Investing & Advocating for Energy Efficiency

Lauren Compere

Head of Stewardship & Engagement

Thought Leadership:

Investor Guidance for Prioritizing Gender

Liz Su

Emerging Markets Portfolio Manager

Thought Leadership:

Emerging Markets Sustainability

Women Representation Across the Firm

Senior Management

Investment Team

Total Firm

Employee Owners*

*Excludes AMG (15%)

Board of Directors

We cultivate a culture of equity and inclusion and we expect the same of our portfolio companies.

Investing With a Gender Lens

Companies mistakenly view gender solely in the context of DEI efforts, and investor approaches tend to focus only on board or leadership diversity, while gender is addressed implicitly at best in human rights or social initiatives. Investors thus have an opportunity to drive meaningful change in gender equity and diversity.

In 2023, Boston Common developed and put into practice Investor Guidance for Prioritizing Gender. The guidance identifies five key questions to ask companies and essential steps that all investors should take in urging corporations to commit, evaluate, act, and disclose on gender.

Gender-Guide

Investor Call to Action

Explicitly commit to gender by establishing clear corporate gender governance

 

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Explicit gender commitment

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Alignment with corporate strategy

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Gender-priority corporate & workplace practices

Embed gender-priority practices across organizational systems and processes

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Gender-priority investment integration

Gender-priority screening

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Gender-priority stewardship

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Gender-priority remedy

Track, analyze, and disclose gender data to demonstrate performance and progress.

Corporate gender data

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Steps taken to prioritize gender

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Portfolio gender data

Shareholder Engagement Highlight

Boston Common interviewed Shiseido about challenges and opportunities on its path toward achieving its goal of promoting women in leadership.

Target by 2030:

50%

of Women in Leadership

Progress over 5 years:

44%

of women promoted from participation in its “Next Leadership Program”

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