WASHINGTON, May 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Calvert Research and Management (Calvert), a subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. (Eaton Vance), announced today that John K.S. Wilson has joined the firm as Vice President and Director of Corporate Engagement, a newly created role based in Washington, D.C. He reports to John H. Streur, President and Chief Executive Officer.
In his role as Director of Corporate Engagement, Mr. Wilson leads the design and execution of Calvert's corporate engagement and shareholder activism strategy. Mr. Wilson is responsible for overseeing Calvert's systematic, top-down monitoring and bottom-up research approaches to identify issuers where dialogue in critical environmental, social or governance (ESG) topics could help improve long-term corporate value and/or environmental or social outcomes. He manages a growing team of engagement specialists who monitor issuers for engagement opportunities, develop the business case for change in conjunction with Calvert's ESG research analysts, participate in investor coalitions and manage Calvert's custom proxy voting guidelines.
"John is an exceptional leader with deep expertise on corporate governance and long experience in responsible investing," said Mr. Streur. "With the addition of John as Director of Corporate Engagement, Calvert continues to strengthen its dialogue with companies on issues critical to the success of their business."
Mr. Wilson joins Calvert at a time when the company is further expanding its engagement capabilities to support growing interest in responsible investing from institutional and retail clients globally. "The increasing influence of ESG factors on investment decisions and corporate performance fuels the need for ongoing dialogue and engagement," said Anthony Eames, Director of Responsible Investment Strategy. "We are excited for John to continue to advance our corporate engagement strategy that's enabled positive change for over 35 years."
Mr. Wilson joins Calvert from Cornerstone Capital Group in New York, where he was Head of Governance and Research. His prior experience includes serving as Director of Corporate Governance at TIAA-CREF and as Director of Socially Responsible Investing at Christian Brothers Investment Services, Inc. Mr. Wilson earned a B.A. in English from Georgetown University, an M.B.A in Finance from Columbia University Business School and an M.I.A. in Economic and Political Development from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.
About Calvert Research and Management
Calvert Research and Management is a global leader in Responsible Investing. Calvert sponsors one of the largest and most diversified families of responsibly invested mutual funds, encompassing active and passively managed equity, income, alternative and multi-asset strategies, with approximately $16.4 billion of mutual fund and separate account assets under management as of March 31, 2019. With roots in responsible investing back to 1982, the firm seeks to generate favorable investment returns for clients by allocating capital consistent with environmental, social and governance best practices and through structured engagement with portfolio companies. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Calvert manages assets on behalf of funds, individual and institutional separate account clients, and their advisors. Calvert Research and Management is a wholly owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance. For more information, visit calvert.com.
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