ESG Shareowner Engagement, Walden Asset Management
Tim Smith serves as Senior Vice President, Director ESG Shareowner Engagement at Walden Asset Management, a division of Boston Trust & Investment Management Company. Walden has been a leader in sustainable and responsible investing (SRI) since 1975. As of December 31, 2013 managed $3 billion in assets for individual and institutional clients.
Mr. Smith joined Walden in October 2000 to lead Walden's ongoing shareholder engagement program to promote greater corporate leadership on ESG issues. This includes company dialogues, shareholder proposals, proxy voting, and public policy advocacy. Among the areas Walden focuses on are sustainability reporting, political spending and lobbying, board diversity, executive compensation and governance, supply chain standards, water use and human rights.
Previously, Mr. Smith served as executive director of Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) for 24 years. ICCR coordinates corporate responsibility programs for over 275 religious, institutional investors. In 2007, Mr. Smith was named as one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics" by Ethisphere Institute. In 2008, he was elected as a board member of the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of the United Methodist Church. In 2010, Mr. Smith received the Bavaria Award for Impact.