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Meredith R. Benton

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Vice President

Local Address: Redwood City, California, United States
Boston Common Asset Management , LLC
Boston Common Asset Management, LLC 84 State Street, Suite 1000
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
United States

Company Description: Boston Common Asset Management is a full service, employee-owned social investment firm dedicated to the pursuit of financial return and social change. We offer...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • MBA
    INSEAD
  • bachelor's degree
    Oberlin College
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Team Bios at Boston Common Asset Management
www.bostoncommonasset.com, 17 Mar 2014 [cached]
Meredith Benton, Client Portfolio Management/Shareholder Engagement Meredith provides investment management services to our high net worth and institutional clients, working from our West Coast office. In addition, Meredith engages with companies in client portfolios to improve their social, environmental and governance profiles. She was formerly the Associate Director of Social Research at Walden Asset Management where she coordinated the social research process and led shareholder engagement programs. Meredith also served as a Senior Director at Amtrak, where she managed more than $120 million in state contracts, addressing train service, quality and costs in the Western States. Meredith received her MBA at the international business school, INSEAD, and her bachelor's degree from Oberlin College. In 2009, she was awarded a Robin Cosgrove Prize for Business and Ethics.
Shareholders to Question Bank about its Financing of Climate Change
www.iccr.org, 10 May 2013 [cached]
"Investing in a coal dependent infrastructure, as PNC continues to do, requires assumptions that there will be no shifts in public policy and that current rates of greenhouse gas emissions will be allowed to continue," said Meredith Benton, Client Portfolio Manager at Boston Common Asset Management. She continued, "Given the climate crisis, we know that a business based on current emissions levels is unsustainable.
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Meredith Benton
Meredith Benton, Client ...
www.bostoncommonasset.com, 24 April 2013 [cached]
Meredith Benton, Client Portfolio Manager at Boston Common Asset Management, the lead filer of the resolution, stated, "This vote reflects investors' concerns that a lack of strategic management of climate change risk in lending and financing decisions may expose a bank to significant reputational, financial and operational risks.
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In discussing the shareholder vote, Ms. Benton stated, "We expect that PNC will take seriously the request made by over 20% of its investors, representing more than $5.4 billion dollars."
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Meredith Benton 978-304-2234
BOSTON 84 State Street, Suite 940 • Boston, MA 02109 (617) 720-5557 SAN FRANCISCO 111 Pine Street, Suite 1420 • San Francisco, CA 94111 (415) 757-5760
In the mid-2000s, the Securities and ...
www.mcall.com, 21 Feb 2013 [cached]
In the mid-2000s, the Securities and Exchange Commission excluded similar resolutions at banks and insurers, holding that they concerned "ordinary business" at the financial firms, said Meredith Benton, a portfolio manager at Boston Common.
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In the case of climate change and banks, that potentially could take place - not at PNC but at JPMorgan Chase & Co., said Benton, the Boston Common portfolio manager.
The sponsors of the PNC resolution have proposed a similar shareholder vote at JPMorgan Chase but may withdraw it after discussions with a team of employees focused on climate change at the New York bank "who have real chops and are working on these issues," Benton said.
By contrast, she said, discussions with PNC turned up no evidence of a "holistic response" to climate change issues. And despite the bank's pledge to cut back lending for mountaintop removal projects, she said, "they haven't changed their practices in any way."
Meredith R. ...
www.waldenassetmgt.com, 4 Aug 2008 [cached]
Meredith R. BentonAssociate Director of Social Research
Meredith joined Walden in 2003.Her work includes the evaluation of existing and potential portfolio companies relative to environmental, social and governance factors.Meredith also leads a variety of initiatives to promote greater corporate accountability including holding company dialogues, filing shareholder resolutions, and advocating for public policy changes.She is co-editor of Walden's client newsletter, Values, and a member of the Shareholder Advocacy Committee.
Before joining Walden, Meredith worked as a research associate for a policy consulting company, assessing the risks and opportunities in corporate responses to climate change.
Meredith holds a BA from Oberlin College.
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