Boston Common Asset Management

About

About

Boston Common Asset Management (BCAM) is a diverse, women-led, sustainable investor and innovator dedicated to the pursuit of financial return and social change. An active, global equity ESG investment manager and a leader in impactful shareowner engagement since its founding in 2003, BCAM is majority women- and employee-owned. BCAM is headquartered in Boston, with offices in San Francisco.

AMG Funds From This Firm

BRWIX

Boston Common Global Impact Fund

A high-conviction, global equity portfolio seeking alpha-generating impact opportunities by investing in social and environmental solutions providers whose products and services can facilitate the transition to a more just, sustainable world.

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Approach & Philosophy

Philosophy and Approach

Our Philosophy

We believe that companies addressing sustainability challenges will experience larger than expected demand for their products and services, thus building competitive advantages; these impact opportunities are dynamic and are not fully reflected in valuation. Our diverse and experienced team identifies innovative companies whose products and/or services can positively impact society and address the many challenges we face globally. We augment this approach by actively and strategically engaging with our portfolio holdings, stimulating progress toward sustainability goals and creating “impact momentum” as a potential source of investment alpha. 

Our Approach

Integrated ESG Investing

We believe our competitive advantage lies in the fundamental judgment of our experienced investment professionals, the diversity of perspectives on our team, our investment approach that fully integrates ESG considerations, and our active engagement with portfolio companies. 

As a pioneer with a heritage of thoughtful, integrated, global ESG investing, we:

•   Develop comprehensive, proprietary sustainability guidelines

•   Integrate ESG analysis from our in-house, independent research into each step of the investment process

•   Act as thought leaders for the ESG investment movement

•   Identify leading companies on both process and product dimensions of sustainability

•   Apply decades of global knowledge on ESG best to better understand and identify emerging trends, risks, and opportunities

We use shareholder leverage to influence corporate and industry practices globally, often in collaboration with coalitions of like-minded investors. Our long-term engagement priorities build on our investment themes of climate change and earth renewal, inclusion and empowerment, and health and community well-being.

Fund Managers

Fund Managers

Corné Biemans

Corné Biemans

Partner and Portfolio Manager

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Liz Su, CFA

Liz Su, CFA

Partner and Portfolio Manager

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Matt Zalosh, CFA

Matt Zalosh, CFA

Partner and Chief Investment Officer, International Strategies

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Praveen Abichandani, CFA

Praveen Abichandani, CFA

Partner and Portfolio Manager

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Geeta Aiyer, CFA

Geeta Aiyer, CFA

President and Founder

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Insights


Aligning Active Ownership Strategies in Impact Investing

 
An authentic, intentional, and holistic approach relies on aligning active ownership strategies with stated investment goals, and ESG-led research process, and impact-oriented themes and targets.
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Press Release | Boston Common Asset Management | 4/14/2021

Boston Common Asset Management Names Leah Turino Head of ESG Integration

 
Boston Common Asset Management has named Leah Turino, CFP®, Head of ESG Integration, a role designed to strengthen the organization’s integrated ESG investment process.
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Active Investor Impact Update

 
Boston Common shares their views on the ESG landscape in their latest Active Investor Impact update
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