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Boston Common Asset Management

Boston Common Asset Management is an employee-owned investment firm dedicated to the pursuit of financial return and social change. We offer social investors an unrivaled range of customized social investment products. These include U.S. core- or value-oriented equity and balanced accounts, as well as international and small cap options. Our efforts on the social dimension include thorough independent research, tenacious shareholder advocacy, and community development investing.

Weak Commitment to Human Rights Factors into Boston Common's Decision to Divest of Cisco Systems Image

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01-11-11

Weak Commitment to Human Rights Factors into Boston Common's Decision to Divest of Cisco Systems

Boston Common Asset Management, LLC has divested of its holdings in Cisco Systems, Inc. stock (NYSE: CSCO) due in part to the company's weak human rights risk management and poor response to investor concerns. Cisco's deceptive announcement of vote results on proxy items at ...

International Investor Coalition Urgently Calls for Improved Working Conditions in Electronics Manufacturing Facilities Image

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07-22-10

International Investor Coalition Urgently Calls for Improved Working Conditions in Electronics Manufacturing Facilities

In light of a series of suicides at the Foxconn Electronics facility in China, a broad coalition of over 40 European, Australian and U.S. investors have joined their voices to issue a public statement condemning abusive workplace conditions in the global electronics supply c...

South Korean companies embrace environmental sustainability, but human rights and board independence remain key challenges Image

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04-21-10

South Korean companies embrace environmental sustainability, but human rights and board independence remain key challenges

A new research report launched today on the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting practices of 10 major South Korean companies finds strong reporting on environmental issues but reveals a relatively poor understanding of and reporting on social issues, ...

North American investors support BP oil sands resolution Image

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04-09-10

North American investors support BP oil sands resolution

A growing group of international investors are leading the way in pressing BP for continued disclosures on their planned Canadian oil sands projects.

Top U.S. pension funds including CalPERS, CalSTRS, Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Fun...

Investors Representing Over $580 million in Cisco Shares Are Urging Cisco to Respond to Human Rights Risk in its Global Operations Image

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11-10-09

Investors Representing Over $580 million in Cisco Shares Are Urging Cisco to Respond to Human Rights Risk in its Global Operations

In a shareholder proposal led by Boston Common Asset Management, 17 investors representing over 24 million shares of Cisco Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO) totaling over $580 million USD are urging the company to adequately manage human rights related risks in its global operatio...

Investors Decry BP's Entry Into Tar Sands Image

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04-16-08

Investors Decry BP's Entry Into Tar Sands

BOSTON, MA - April 16, 2008 - A group of American and British investors released a statement today expressing disappointment at BP's (NYSE: BP) investment in the Canadian tar sands, calling the move a "disturbing step backwards." A representative from the Ecumenical Council ...

Aflac Officially Gives Shareowners a "Say-on-Pay" - Boston Common Instrumental in Prompting Groundbreaking Vote Image

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03-10-08

Aflac Officially Gives Shareowners a "Say-on-Pay" - Boston Common Instrumental in Prompting Groundbreaking Vote

BOSTON, MA - March 10, 2008 - Boston Common Asset Management commends Aflac for officially becoming the first U.S. company to give shareholders a "say-on-pay" in its 2008 proxy released Friday. Aflac's decision to adopt an advisory vote on executive compensation, commonly r...

Target is Batting Zero When It Comes to Shareholder Engagement This Proxy Season Image

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05-23-07

Target is Batting Zero When It Comes to Shareholder Engagement This Proxy Season

May 23, 2007- Institutional and faith-based shareholders have tried to engage Target on a number of shareholder issues during this proxy season including the phase out of PVC-packaging and healthcare reform.

"Target is batting zero this proxy se...

Dean Foods Stock Drops 12% on Concerns About Organic Brands - Investors Challenge Dean Foods' Investment in Organic Factory Farms at Annual Shareholders Meeting Image

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05-18-07

Dean Foods Stock Drops 12% on Concerns About Organic Brands - Investors Challenge Dean Foods' Investment in Organic Factory Farms at Annual Shareholders Meeting

DALLAS, TX - May 18, 2007 - Socially concerned investors, who filed a shareholder proposal with Dean Foods, today again questioned the company's management at its Annual Meeting of Stockholders in Dallas as its marquee organic brand faces increasing competitive pressures and...

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03-26-07

Investors Continue to Challenge Dean Foods' Approach to Organics

BOSTON, MA - March 26, 2007 - Socially concerned investors for the second year in a row have filed a shareholder proposal asking Dean Foods Co. (NYSE: DF) to report to shareholders how it is responding to widespread concern that industrial-scale organic dairies, supplying m...

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