Walden In the News

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

Open letter from investors to the Business Roundtable

Responsible Investor, July 2017

The Value of the Shareholder Proposal Process

Harvard Law School Forum, 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, June 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 - 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 by Tim Smith

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


VIDEO: Walden's Tim Smith presents at the SRI Conference as one of the SRI/ESG industry's early pioneers

November 4, 2014


Tracking the Impact of Public Equity Investing - A New Report from Croatan Institute

CSRwire.com, November 18, 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


Harvard takes steps to promote environment

The Boston Globe, April 7, 2014


Investors call for sustainability reporting by small-cap companies

SocialFunds.com, April 4, 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 Investors to Receive a Report on Business Standards in Response to Shareholder Resolution

February 20, 2014


JPMorgan Chase and Shareholder Proponents Reach Agreement Resulting in Withdrawal of Shareholder Proposals

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


Investors raise new set of issues with companies about public policy and climate

January 6, 2014


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

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