As Director of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing, Amy oversees the firm’s ESG integration and active ownership strategies. She manages the team responsible for evaluating current and potential portfolio investments relative to ESG factors and guides Boston Trust/Walden’s shareholder engagement initiatives to promote greater corporate accountability, including company dialogues, shareholder proposals, and proxy voting. Amy contributes to the firm’s client communications efforts and is a member of the ESG Research & Engagement Committee.
Amy began her career in 1997 and joined the firm in 2019. Previously, Amy was Senior Director for the Company Network at Ceres. At Ceres, she regularly advised high-level executives at corporations on integrating sustainability into business strategies and decision-making and led a team bringing together companies, investors, and civil society experts in face-to-face dialogues to find smart business solutions to sustainability challenges. Amy also co-authored several reports and sustainability frameworks, including Turning Point: Corporate Progress on the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability; Hidden in Plain Sight: Forced Labor in Supply Chains; and the Supplier Self-Assessment Questionnaire. Prior to Ceres, Amy worked at Calvert Investments for more than a decade leading and managing diversity and international labor relations research, advocacy, and policy initiatives. She helped develop the Calvert Women’s Principles, the first global code of conduct focused on empowering, advancing, and investing in women worldwide, and its companion Gender Equality Principles’ Initiative.
Amy recently served on the board of the Global Compact Network USA where she chaired the Nominating and Governance Committee and previously chaired the steering committee of the Sustainable Investment Research Analyst Network (SIRAN). She earned a BA from the University of Kansas. Amy is also a member of the Finance Committee of Old South Church in Boston.