Values: Investing to Reduce Returns – Of CO2

Investing to Reduce Returns – Of CO2 


On May 9, 2013, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported an ominous milestone from an observatory in Hawaii. Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) had reached 400 parts per million (ppm), nearly 22 ppm above average levels one decade ago and well above the 350 ppm that scientists believe we must return to in order to avoid severe consequences of climate change… 

  

Energy Investment and Carbon Regulation 

 

The wisdom of investment in fossil fuels is being questioned for financial as well as environmental reasons. Many investors and environmental advocates recognize that energy companies may be vulnerable if legislation is enacted to reduce carbon emissions enough to contain rising global temperatures…

 

Partnerships at Work: The Thirty Percent Coalition

 

In November 2011, a group of 27 industry leaders, including senior business executives, national women’s organizations, institutional investors, corporate governance experts, and board members, gathered for a high-level summit to address the lack of gender diversity in corporate boardrooms…

 

Research & Engagement in Action

In the past several months, Walden representatives have attended numerous company annual shareholder meetings to engage corporate management and board members in person on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns…

 

Summary of Walden’s 2013 Shareholder Resolutions 


Much of Walden’s success in advocating for greater corporate responsibility and transparency comes from constructive dialogues with companies over many years, entirely outside of the resolution process. Yet sponsoring shareholder resolutions remains a primary tool for investors to influence company policies and practices…

 

Cutting Edge Companies: Haemonetics Corporation 

  

 

Each year, more than 16 million blood donations are collected in the United States. Do you ever wonder how blood from a donor’s arm actually ends up in a recipient’s body? The process is incredibly complex, highly regulated, and time sensitive as donated red blood cells must be used within 42 days of collection…