Walden looks for opportunities to represent client views in forums for public policy that strengthen social investing and corporate responsibility. Examples of involvement include:
- Leading and participating in educational
efforts through seminars, events and public meetings.
Testifying at governmental
hearings or meetings with government entities.
Submitting formal comments on public policy initiatives to the U.S. Congress or government bodies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Walden has a rich history of providing expert testimony on matters of public policy on a wide variety of topics, including judicial and regulatory issues related to mercury pollution, tobacco divestment, indigenous people's rights, South Africa divestment, pension fund regulations, Securities and Exchange Commission regulations, and corporate
governance reforms. Walden was the only investment manager to testify before the Federal Glass Ceiling Commission in 1994 in favor of full corporate disclosure of diversity information.
We have assisted non-governmental organizations such as the Tobacco Divestment Project, RUGMARK, Grassroots Recycling Network, and United for a Fair Economy. We are an active member of and contributor to Ceres, a coalition of major environmental organizations and socially responsive investors promoting an environmental code of corporate behavior. Walden is also an active associate of the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility.