Thursday, Jun 27, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
575 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA
Join us and learn how you can invest and make a difference in our environment with our speaker Tim Smith.
Tim is the Director of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Shareowner Engagement, and leads Walden Investments (Boston Trust & Investment Management Company) ongoing shareholder engagement program to promote greater corporate leadership on ESG issues. This includes company dialogues, shareholder proposals, proxy voting, and public policy advocacy. He is actively involved in representing Walden at public events and in fostering long-term client relationships. He is Co-Chair of Walden’s ESG Research & Engagement Committee and a member of the Corporate Governance Committee.
Prior to joining the firm in 2000, Tim served as Executive Director of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) for 24 years. ICCR coordinates corporate responsibility programs for over 275 religious, institutional investors committed to using shareholder advocacy to influence corporate conduct and promote social justice. ICCR has been a primary player in the corporate responsibility movement and social investment community since the early 1970s.
In 2018, Tim was named as one of the “20 Most Influential People in ESG Investing” by Barron’s. In 2013, 2012, and 2007, he was named as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics” by Ethisphere Institute. He is a board member of Wespath (formerly the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of the United Methodist Church). In 2010, he received the Bavaria Award for Impact at the third annual Joan Bavaria Awards for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets. In 2011 and 2012, he was named one of the most influential people in corporate governance by the National Association of Corporate Directors. He serves on a number of sustainability stakeholder dialogue teams with companies as well.
Tim previously served as Chair of US SIF, the sustainable, responsible and impact investing industry trade group, for five years, and presently serves as Chair of its Public Policy Committee. He also co-chairs the Investment Committee of the Thirty Percent Coalition. He is Chair of the Board of Shared Interest and former Chair of the Kimberly-Clark Sustainability Advisory Board.
Tim earned a BA from the University of Toronto and Masters of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary