Boston Common Named 2016 SMA Impact Manager of the Year

BOSTON//May 24, 2016Envestnet and Investment Advisor Magazine announced Boston Common Asset Management’s International Equity SRI strategy as winner of the 2016 Impact Award, Separately Managed Account (SMA) Managers and Strategists of the Year. The award recognizes investment management excellence and was presented during the Envestnet Advisor Summit held in Chicago last week. Geeta Aiyer, President and Chief Strategist, accepted the award on behalf of the team.

Envestnet PMC developed a proprietary evaluation methodology to identify the award finalists, based on a range of quantitative and qualitative criteria including performance, firm profile, customer service, investment process and style.

“It’s an honor for our International Equity strategy to be recognized in the Impact category,” said Matt Zalosh, Managing Director and CIO of International Equities at Boston Common Asset Management, “and it speaks to the strength of our team, as pioneers in the sustainable investing and shareholder advocacy with international and emerging markets equities.”

Boston Common is the first Impact category winner of the SMA Manager of the Year Award since the launch of Envestnet’s enhanced Impact platform. The platform offers advisors vetted and comprehensive impact investing options based on Envestnet’s five pillars of impact investing success.

About Boston Common Asset Management

Boston Common Asset Management is an experienced global equity manager dedicated to the pursuit of financial return and social change. We invest approximately $2.1 billion on behalf of institutional and individual investors, exclusively offering sustainable and responsible investment options. Each of our strategies intentionally integrates in-depth research into company specific Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices.  We combine this research with rigorous financial analysis to build diversified portfolios of high-quality, socially responsible companies. As shareowners, we urge our portfolio companies to improve transparency, accountability, and attention to ESG issues. Boston Common is recognized as a women- and minority-owned business by the Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office. We are proud to have built a strong investment record and believe we have meaningfully improved corporate practices globally through our engagement.

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