Boston Common Asset Management, LLC (“Boston Common”), an independent, partner-owned global equity manager dedicated to integrated environmental, social, and governance (ESG) impact investing, announced that its CEO, Allyson McDonald, and its Founder and President, Geeta Aiyer, have been honored by The Boston Globe and the Boston Business Journal respectively. These recognitions come at a time when ESG impact investing is of growing interest to investors. Boston Common, a pioneer in the ESG investing movement, has seen its assets under management more than double to reach $5.7 billion over the past two years since McDonald joined the firm.
McDonald was featured in The Boston Globe Magazine’s Women & Power 2021 issue, which listed Boston Common among the top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts.
“As a diverse, women-led and employee-owned organization, we are as passionate about gender-based equity at Boston Common as we are about engaging corporations to improve their gender, equity, and inclusion practices,” said McDonald, who joined Boston Common as CEO in January 2020. “We are proud to be in such good company in Massachusetts with women-led businesses. Given the long history of systemic gender inequity made worse by the disproportionately negative impacts of COVID-19 on professional women, a lot of effort remains ahead of us in our quest to make the workplace work better for women.”
Aiyer was selected as one of the Boston Business Journal’s 2021 Power 50: The Movement Makers. This year’s group was defined by “individuals in the Greater Boston business community who are taking a stand, creating change, and taking actionable steps to work together to make Boston continue to grow as a place for equity, inclusion, and diverse points of view.”
“I am especially grateful for this honor because I have dedicated my career to creating change, holding companies and industries to high standards in ways that contribute to the greater good,” said Aiyer. “Incorporating diverse perspectives is fundamental to our work at Boston Common, and critical to our success.”
About Boston Common
Boston Common Asset Management (BCAM) is a diverse, women-led, sustainable investor and innovator dedicated to the pursuit of financial return and social change. An active, global equity ESG investment manager and a leader in impactful shareowner engagement since its founding in 2003, BCAM is majority women- and employee-owned. BCAM is headquartered in Boston, with offices in San Francisco. The company’s investment strategies totaled $5.7 billion in assets as of September 30, 2021. For more information, please visit bostoncommonasset.com.
Kevin N. Hart