I’m happy to present an overview of our shareholder advocacy and engagement for the first quarter of 2019.
Clients’ investments with Zevin Asset Management power our impact investing work. As I detail in my quarterly Impact Update: our proposal on lobbying ethics performed very well at Disney’s annual shareholder meeting; we continued a dialogue on responsible lending and customer protection with the Indian banking giant HDFC; we testified at the Boston City Council in support of divesting public funds from companies that profit from mass incarceration; and, we joined with other investors pressing large banks to stop financing oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
You can read about all of these initiatives and get a detailed account of our advocacy dialogue with The TJX Companies (parent of T.J. Maxx and Marshall’s) in the attached briefing. For continuing updates, join us on our website, Medium, and Twitter. And please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. Thank you for reading
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