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Our staff includes respected authorities on socially responsible investing, corporate social responsibility, and related issues. Below are links to some of the reports, articles, op-eds, white papers, letters, and testimony they have written, as well as speeches and interviews. Also available are reports published by Domini Social Investments.
Amy Domini is Founder and CEO of Domini Social Investments. She is the author of Socially Responsible Investing: Making a Difference and Making Money (Dearborn Trade, 2001) and The Challenges of Wealth (Dow Jones Irwin, 1988), and a coauthor of Investing for Good (Harper Collins, 1993), The Social Investment Almanac (Henry Holt, 1992), and Ethical Investing (Addison-Wesley, 1984). Amy Domini has been profiled in The Difference Makers by Sandra Waddock and in Faith and Fortune by Marc Gunther.
The Intelligent Optimist magazine (formerly Ode) is a print and online publication that brings attention to people and ideas that are changing the world for the better. In 2007, Amy Domini was invited to write a regular column for Ode that would cover socially responsible investing and related social and environmental issues.
- Blown Away (September/October 2012)
- Preserve Our Wonder (July/August 2012)
- Teach Your Children Well (May/June 2012)
- The Secret's in the Sauce (September 2011)
- Damned Lies and Statistics (July/August 2011)
- People, Planet, Purchasing Power (June 2011)
- A Planet Is a Terrible Thing to Waste (October 2010)
- The Buck Starts Here (July/August 2010)
- Harmful Chemicals We Can Do Without (April/May 2010)
- Repaving Paradise (March 2010)
- Water, Water, Everywhere (November/December 2009)
- Counting Carbon (September/October 2009)
- Of Laughter and Land Mines (August 2009)
- Credit Shouldn’t Cost This Much (June/July 2009)
- Diving into the Data (May 2009)
- What the World Needs Now (April 2009)
- Slowing Down Fast Food (March 2009)
- Saving Energy and Buying Time (December 2008)
- A Different Kind of Home Security (November 2008)
- Broken Homes (October 2008)
- Carrying the Torch (September 2008)
- Silent Spring, Again (July/August 2008)
- Asking Questions, Changing Companies (June 2008)
- No More Business as Usual (May 2008)
- Making Slavery History (April 2008)
- Waking the Sleeping Giant (March 2008)
- Strengthening the Weakest Link (January/February 2008)
- Get Invested in Change (November 2007)*
- On the Corporate Frontline (October 2007)
- What We Know Can’t Hurt Us (September 2007)
- Money Makes the World Go Around (July/August 2007)*
- Looking Forward - Relevance Achieved (GreenMoney Journal, Fall 2012)
- Want to Make a Difference? Invest Responsibly (Huffington Post, March 14, 2011)
- Financial Reform: A Start, But Only a Start (OECD Yearbook, January 2011)
- Saving Capitalism from Futile Diversification (OECD Observer No. 279, May 2010)
- Financial Markets: For Whose Benefit? (OECD Observer No. 273, June 2009)
- Looking Ahead: The Next Fifteen Years (GreenMoney Journal, May/June 2007)
- The Future of Socially Responsible Investing (GreenMoney Journal, June/July 2002)
- Open Proxy Balloting: Forcing Institutions to Report Their Votes Would Strengthen Corporate Democracy with Philip Angelides, California State Treasurer (Barron’s, May 13, 2002)
- Socially Responsible Investment: How To Make It Possible (from The New Social Policy Agenda in Asia, Proceedings of the Manila Social Forum, a joint publication of the Asian Development Bank and The World Bank, August 2000)
- Speech at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical (August 25, 2009)
- Remarks on Accepting Praxis Award at Villanova University (March 31, 2009)
- Speech at 4th National Product Stewardship Forum (June 5, 2008)
- Speech at Northfield Mt. Hermon Commencement (May 28, 2008)
- Sustainability Investing, Green Investing, Socially Responsible Investing, What's Going On Here? (FRA Family Offices Conference, May 21, 2008)
- Acceptance of Honorary Degree at Yale Divinity School (October 10, 2007)
- Keynote Speech at Socially Responsible Investing Conference (September 10, 2007)
- Keynote presented at Eco 6 conference in Zurich, Switzerland (October 5, 2006)
- Speech on Ethics in Business at the Dalai Lama's New York Town Hall (September 22, 2003)
- A Case for Hope (speech at Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, November 2, 2000)
- Amy Domini on Obama, SRI Returns, and Clipping Hedge Funds (Responsible Investor, February 2009)
- Interview with Green Investor Amy Domini (OnEarth magazine, December 5, 2006, audio)
- GreenMoney Journal (January/February 2006)
- Alternet (August 9, 2005, audio)
- Investing with a Conscience (SFO Magazine, July 2005)
Steven Lydenberg is Partner, Strategic Vision, for Domini Social Investments. He is the author of Corporations and the Public Interest (Berrett-Koehler, 2005), coauthor of Investing for Good (Harper Collins, 1993), coeditor of The Social Investment Almanac (Henry Holt, 1992), and coauthor of Rating America’s Corporate Conscience (Addison-Wesley, 1986). He has been profiled in The Difference Makers by Sandra Waddock.
- Integrated Reporting and Key Performance Indicators with Jean Rogers, from The Landscape of Integrated Reporting: Reflections and Next Steps, published by Harvard Business School (November 2010)
- Sustainability Ratings: Time for a Common Framework, summary of session at BSR Conference (November 4, 2010)
- From Transparency to Performance: Industry-Based Sustainability Reporting on Key Issues with Jean Rogers and David Wood, published by the Institute for Responsible Investment (August 2010)
- How to Read a Corporate Social Responsibility Report: A User’s Guide with David Wood, published by the Institute for Responsible Investment (January 2010)
- Markets at Risk: The Limits of Modern Portfolio Theory, published in conjunction with the 2nd Summit on the Future of the Corporation hosted by Corporation 20/20 (June 2009)
- Mainstream or Daydream? The Future for Responsible Investing with Graham Sinclair (Journal of Corporate Citizenship, April 2009)
- Building the Case for Long-Term Investing in Stock Markets: Breaking Free from the Short-Term Measurement Dilemma from Finance for a Better World: The Shift Toward Sustainability (Palgrave Macmillan, April 2009)
- Foreword to Sustainable Investing: The Art of Long-Term Performance (Earthscan, December 2008)
- Trust Building and Trust Busting: Corporations, Government and Responsibilities (Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Autumn 2003).
- Envisioning Socially Responsible Investing: A Model for 2006 and summary (Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Autumn 2002).
Adam Kanzer is Managing Director and General Counsel, Domini Social Investments.
- Disney's Decision to Leave Bangladesh Was Appropriate, from The New York Times (May 2, 2013)
- Divesting is an exercise in real fiduciary care, from Pensions & Investments (February 18, 2013)
- Disclosure Is Hardly Un-American with Lisa Gilbert and Leslie Samuelrich, from POLITICO (February 5, 2013)
- Let's Stop Investing Our Retirement Funds in Lethal Weapons, from Reuters (January 9, 2013)
- Fighting Slavery in Brazil: Strengthening Local Solutions, from the Social Sustainability Resource Guide, published by the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (June 2011).
- Oral and written testimony to House Committee on Financial Services' subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade: "Investments Tied to Genocide: Sudan Divestment and Beyond" (November 30, 2010). View video of the hearing (select "Archived Webcast" in middle of page)
- Toward a Model for Sustainable Capital Allocation, from The Landscape of Integrated Reporting: Reflections and Next Steps, published by Harvard Business School (November 2010)
- When CSR and Financial Reporting Meet: Integrated Reporting, summary of session at BSR Conference (November 4, 2010)
- BP, the 1960s, and Greed, an interview with Adam Kanzer by author and journalist Marc Gunther (August 2010)
- HRIC Talks with Adam Kanzer of Domini Social Investments, an interview on engagement between social investors and Cisco Systems regarding human rights in China (China Rights Forum, July 2010)
- The Use of Shareholder Proposals to Address Corporate Human Rights Performance from Finance for a Better World: The Shift Toward Sustainability (Palgrave Macmillan, April 2009)
- Oral and written testimony to the Congressional Human Rights Caucus briefing on Genocide-Free Investing (September 10, 2008).
- SRI and the Law: Evolution of Fiduciary Duties (audio),panel discussion at SRI in the Rockies conference moderated by Adam Kanzer (October 26, 2008).
- Human Rights and the Financial Sector, excerpt from summary of testimony to UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, March 6, 2007. A summary of Domini’s testimony is available at pp. 11-12.
- Amicus Brief filed with U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Nike v. Kasky, April 2003, with Cynthia A. Williams, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law, and Michael R. Siebecker, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Hunter College.
Innovations in Social and Environmental Disclosure Outside the United States (Domini Social Investments and Social Investment Forum, November 2008). Innovations by governments and stock exchanges in several countries are providing publicly traded companies with strong incentives to report on corporate social responsibility. This report provides case studies of developments in five countries — Brazil, France, Malaysia, South Africa, and Sweden — and provides an appendix with an overview of developments around the world.
Final Report of Project Kaleidoscope (Project Kaleidoscope Working Group, May 2008). The Project Kaleidoscope Working Group developed an innovative approach to improving working conditions in factories that supply goods to U.S. corporations, and field-tested its approach at ten factories in Southern China. The Working Group was the As You Sow Foundation, the Center for Reflection, Education and Action (CREA), the Connecticut State Treasurer's Office, Domini Social Investments, the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of the United Methodist Church, the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, The Walt Disney Company, McDonald’s, and the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.
Outside the Box: Guidelines for Retail Store Siting (Domini Social Investments, July 2005). With Julie Tanner, Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS). Domini and CBIS issued a set of nine guidelines to help major retailers mitigate social and environmental damage when making decisions about store site locations, land procurement, and leasing. The report was endorsed by 20 institutional investors and mutual fund families representing $33 billion in assets under management.
*These articles referenced the Domini Social Equity Fund’s investments in Procter & Gamble and Kimberly-Clark. As of March 31, 2010, Procter & Gamble and Kimberly-Clark represented 0.7% and 2.3%, respectively, of the Fund’s portfolio. The composition of the Fund’s portfolio is subject to change. For most recent portfolio holdings information, please visit the Fund’s portfolio page.
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