Walden In the News 2017-11-17T04:41:19+00:00

Investors to Congress: Bipartisan Dream Act is Both a Business and Moral Imperative
November 2017

Walden signs Stockholm Declaration in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
October 2017

Agreement Reached: Walden Withdraws Shareholder Resolution at Vanguard on Proxy Voting
August 2017

The Value of the Shareholder Proposal Process
Harvard Law School Forum, July 2017

Open letter from investors to the Business Roundtable
Responsible Investor, July 2017

Walden’s Letter to the Business Roundtable on the CHOICE Act
July 2017

Why is the Business Roundtable Working So Hard to Destroy Shareholder Proposals?
HuffPost, July 2017

Meet the Shareholders? Not at These Shareholder Meetings
New York Times, March 2017

CATO quashes shareholder resolution seeking explicit protections for LGBT employees under non-discrimination policy
March 2017

BlackRock vows new pressure on climate, board diversity
Reuters, March 2017

Walden’s Statement
Reuters, March 2017

Walden sponsors US SIF Foundation 2016 Biennial Report on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends
November 2016

Walden’s Tim Smith Receives the ICCR 2016 Legacy Award
September 2016

Electric Slide – Transitioning to a Low-Carbon Future (Part 1: Today’s U.S. Electricity Landscape)
June 2016

2016 Proxy Season: The Spotlight on Climate Lobbying Continues
May 2016

Walden’s ESG Reporting Resolution at CLARCOR Earns Majority Support
March 2016

Walden submits comments to the EEOC in support of efforts to reduce gender wage inequality
March 2016

Shareholder Resolutions on Lobbying 2016
March 2016

The Boston Trust & Walden Funds announce the appointment of a new independent Director, impending retirement of existing Nominating Committee Chair
March 2016

Impact through Shareholder Engagement
The Journal of Environmental Investing, February 2016

The complex but quietly optimistic ‘big picture’ of shareholder engagement
Responsible Investor, February 2016

Shareholder Proposal to Emerson Electric Calls for Setting Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reduction Goals
January 2016

Investors Challenge Oil and Gas Companies to Disclose Lobbying Activities and Reassess Lobbying Related to Climate Change, File Shareholder Resolutions at 11 Companies
January 2016

Road to Paris – Global Companies Speak Out on Climate Change
October 2015

On World Food Day, seven food & beverage giants commit to publicly disclose global water risks
Justmeans.com, October 16, 2015

Investors ask corporate supporters of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to oppose the organization’s efforts to thwart the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan
August 31, 2015

Walden and other investors urge food and beverage companies to better manage water risks
August 19, 2015

Kimberly D. Gluck, CFA joins the firm’s Board of Directors
July 15, 2015

Shareholders oppose Vertex’s big pay deals
The Boston Globe, June 4, 2015

Wal-Mart improves lobbying disclosure after shareholder push
Reuters, May 13, 2015

From South Africa to Climate Change: 45 Years of Leadership by Faith-Driven Investors
Green Money Journal, February 27, 2015

Walden announces successful shareholder engagement on employment non-discrimination and reflects on 25 years of work for LGBT workplace equality
February 23, 2015

Tracking the Impact of Public Equity Investing – A New Report from Croatan Institute
CSRwire.com, November 18, 2014

VIDEO: Walden’s Tim Smith presents at the SRI Conference as one of the SRI/ESG industry’s early pioneers
November 4, 2014

What Investors Look for in CSR Disclosure
IR Magazine, November 3, 2014

Thirty Percent Coalition Initiative on Board Diversity
October 2014

Walden Funds Board Policy Review Triggers Self-Governance Changes
Institutional Investor, September 2014

Microsoft Leaves Lobbying Group ALEC Amid Split Over Renewables
Bloomberg, August 21, 2014

Investors Secure Groundbreaking Corporate Commitments to Protect Forests, Reduce Carbon Emissions
Ceres, August 14, 2014

In Ohio, clean energy is a sound investment; by turning its back on renewable energy, Ohio is missing out on the potential for new business
The Blade, July 29, 2014

Shareholders Say Washington D.C. NFL Team Name Presents Heightened Reputational Risks to Stadium Sponsor FedEx
June 19, 2014

Colgate-Palmolive Announces Commitment to Reduce GHG Emissions
May 6, 2014

2014 Shareholder Proposal to Google Calls for Greater Lobbying Disclosure
April 16, 2014

Federal court’s decision allows SEC conflict minerals disclosure rule to move forward, but investors voice concern over invalidation of key requirement
SourcingNetwork.org, April 15, 2014

Investors call for sustainability reporting by small-cap companies
SocialFunds.com, April 4, 2014

Harvard takes steps to promote environment
The Boston Globe, April 7, 2014

More companies bow to investors with a social cause
The Wall Street Journal, April 1, 2014

CLARCOR shareholder proposal on sustainability reporting receives strong support
March 31, 2014

PRI signatories target fracking disclosure
Principles for Responsible Investment, March 25, 2014

Shareholders seeking stronger responses from companies as climate change concerns deepen
March 7, 2014

JPMorgan Chase and Shareholder Proponents Reach Agreement Resulting in Withdrawal of Shareholder Proposals
February 20, 2014

JPMorgan Chase Investors to Receive a Report on Business Standards in Response to Shareholder Resolution
February 20, 2014

Institutional investors press companies for disclosure of lobbying in 2014
February 18, 2014

Blending Mission, Values, Fiduciary Duty, and Investments
Responsive Philanthropy, February 2014

Investors call on Emerson Electric to provide transparency on sustainability performance, political spending, and lobbying
February 3, 2014

Walden signs investor letter on the anniversary of Citizens United supporting political spending disclosure
January 21, 2014

Shareholder proposal to Emerson Electric calls for sustainability reporting including greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals
January 6, 2014

Investors raise new set of issues with companies about public policy and climate
January 6, 2014

Walden submits letter to the SEC supporting a proposed rule under Dodd-Frank calling for each company to include in its proxy a comparison of the CEO pay package and the median employee pay
November 15, 2013

US SIF Foundation publishes paper on the impact of sustainable and responsible investment
November 1, 2013

Investors ask fossil fuel companies to assess how business plans fare in low-carbon future
October 24, 2013

Walden Joins the Global Network Initiative
October 8, 2013

Sustainable Investment Organization Praises Newly Proposed Rule on Executive Compensation
September 19, 2013

Thirty Percent Coalition Investors Continue to Make Headway
September 18, 2013

US SIF publishes new report: The Impact of Sustainable and Responsible Investment
September 3, 2013

Investors achieve strong results on climate change, supply chains, water risks during 2013 proxy season – Ceres Press Release
August 8, 2013

Walden participates in Trucost Webinar: Fossil fuels: divest, engage or manage?
July 31, 2013

Walden signs investor statement on Bangladesh issued by ICCR and signed by nearly 200 signatories representing $1.5 trillion in assets under management
May 16, 2013

Investors call for comprehensive immigration reform
April 18, 2013

Institutional investors encourage diversity in company charters and boardrooms
February 28, 2013

Institutional investors continue to press companies on lobbying disclosure
February 1, 2013

Walden proposal to Emerson Electric calls for sustainability reporting, including GHG emissions reduction goals
December 21, 2012

UNFI agrees to evaluate supply chain water risk; Walden withdraws shareholder proposal
October 18, 2012

Shareholders Urge P&G to Take Financial Responsibility for Recycling
Environmental Leader, October 9, 2012

Tim Smith: A Shareholder Advocate Who Means Business
CSRwire, October 1, 2012

Can Women in Green Spur Women to the Top?
Womenetics, September 11, 2012

ESG Shareholder Proposals 2012: Season Recap – Governance Minutes (VIDEO)
Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, May 29, 2012

2012 Ceres Conference – An Interview with Timothy Smith, Senior Vice President of Walden Asset Management (VIDEO)
Justmeans, April 26, 2012

Trayvon Martin shooting spurs protests against companies with ties to legislative group
Washington Post, April 13, 2012

ALEC: What It Does and Why Three Major Corporations Cut Ties
TIME, April 9, 2012

Boycotts hitting group behind ‘Stand Your Ground’
National Public Radio, April 5, 2012

GE, JNJ among firms to give more lobbying detail
Reuters, April 3, 2012

Walden files resolution with C. R. Bard regarding ESG disclosure
Walden, March 2012