Boston Trust Walden Publishes Annual ESG Impact Report

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Principles For Responsible Investment: Our Commitment

In 2006, the UN Secretary-General convened an international group of investors committed to integrating ESG assessments into investment decision-making and ownership practices to develop the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

Today PRI represents investors with $80 trillion in assets, including many of the world's largest asset owners and managers. A strong proponent of PRI since becoming a signatory in 2007, we have provided comprehensive public responses to PRI since the pilot questionnaire was introduced in 2009 and have completed all optional and mandatory questionnaires.

"Responsible investment isn’t going to solve all the problems in the world, but it’s got a role to play. We need to do more, act now, and do it with far greater ambition."

Fiona Reynolds, CEO, PRI From the PRI in Person ‘19

We are proud to welcome you to our 2019 ESG Impact Report. For the first time, we summarize impact initiatives and outcomes across the firm under our new unified name, Boston Trust Walden Company.
In keeping with our tagline, “Principled Investing,” this report demonstrates our commitment to an investment philosophy and approach that emphasizes business sustainability.
We believe the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations is critical to managing risk and producing sustainable returns. William H. Apfel
Executive Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer
Amy D. Augustine
Director of ESG Investing

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