SVP Sustainability Research and Policy, Calvert Investments, Inc.
As SVP Sustainability Research and Policy at Calvert Investments, Bennett Freeman leads the environmental, social and governance analysis, shareholder advocacy and public policy work of the largest family of sustainable and responsible (SRI) mutual funds in the U.S. with $13 billion assets under management. He has contributed to Calvert’s leadership on issues such as Sudan divestment; extractive revenue transparency; Internet freedom of expression and privacy; water sustainability; and climate change adaptation.
Freeman served as a presidential appointee at the U.S. Department of State during the Clinton Administration, most recently as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. He previously served as Senior Advisor to Under Secretary for Business and Economic Affairs, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Chief Speechwriter for Secretary Warren Christopher.
Bennett Freeman is Chair of the Advisory Board of Global Witness; Board Secretary of the Global Network Initiative; a Trustee and International Advisory Board member of the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHBR); and a member of the Governing Board of the Revenue Watch Institute (RWI). He served on the Board of Oxfam America from 2002-10 and represented Oxfam on the Board of the Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) from 2006-09.