White House Convening on Food Marketing to Children

Boston Common participated in First Lady’s gathering of representatives from food & beverage companies, media & entertainment companies, academics, public health advocates, and government officials for summit

Washington, D.C. – Lauren Compere participated in the White House Convening on Food Marketing to Children, hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign, which focuses on addressing childhood obesity.  This gathering brought together experts and thought leaders to discuss opportunities and barriers to advancing progress on this critical link to childhood obesity.  Two breakout sessions focused on how to continue to make progress in reducing marketing of unhealthy food to kids as well as strategies for shifting tactics for marketing healthier choices.

Read the White House blog on Food Initiatives

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Boston Common Asset Management is an investment manager and a leader in global sustainability initiatives. Boston Common specializes in long-only equity and balanced strategies and pursue long-term capital appreciation by seeking to invest in diversified portfolios of high quality, socially responsible stocks. Through rigorous analysis of financial, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors we identify what it believes are attractively valued companies for investment. As shareholders, Boston Common urges portfolio companies to improve transparency, accountability, and attention to ESG issues.  Boston Common’s focus is global; it manages international and U.S. portfolios to meet the needs of institutional and individual investors.  As of June 30, 2013, Boston Common managed approximately $1.9 billion, including subadvised assets. We are independent, employee-owned, and field a seasoned, close-knit team of professionals.

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