BOSTON, Feb. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Trust / Walden is pleased to announce that Amy Augustine has joined the firm as its Director of ESG Investing. Amy will lead the firm's environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts, including ESG research, integration, investor engagement, and proxy voting. She will work closely with the firm's ESG leadership team, including Heidi Soumerai, Managing Director and Tim Smith, Director of ESG Shareowner Engagement, and will report to Bill Apfel, Chief Investment Officer.
"We are delighted that Amy has joined our team," said Bill Apfel. "Thanks to our many years of collaboration with Ceres and other likeminded investors, we know first-hand that Amy brings the expertise, credibility, commitment, and enthusiasm that will ensure our firm's success long into the future."
In her role as Senior Director for the Company Network at Ceres, Amy advised corporations on integrating sustainability into business strategies and decision-making and led a team bringing together companies, investors, and civil society experts in face-to-face dialogues to find smart business solutions to sustainability challenges. Prior to Ceres, she worked at Calvert Investments for more than a decade leading and managing diversity and international labor relations research, advocacy, and policy initiatives. Amy helped develop the Calvert Women's Principles, the first global code of conduct focused on empowering, advancing, and investing in women worldwide, and its companion Gender Equality Principles' Initiative.
"I greatly admire Boston Trust and Walden's commitment to integrating ESG considerations into its long-term investment strategies, and Walden's leadership in fostering positive corporate change and effective public policy," said Amy. "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to preserve and advance the firm's long record of impact that both creates economic value and encourages sustainable business practices."
Amy served on the board of the Global Compact Network USA and previously chaired the steering committee of the Sustainable Investment Research Analyst Network (SIRAN). She earned a BA from the University of Kansas.
About Boston Trust and Walden Asset Management
Boston Trust & Investment Management Company is an employee-owned, Massachusetts-chartered bank and trust company. With business units that focus on institutional strategies and wealth management, Boston Trust has $8 billion in assets under management. Walden Asset Management, a nationally recognized leader in providing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment solutions, is the fully integrated sustainable, responsible, and impact (SRI) investment practice of Boston Trust.
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