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About

Boston Trust Walden Company is an independent, employee-owned firm providing investment management services to institutional investors and private wealth clients.


Our Refreshed Brand

Our
History

1974

Formed as the investment and trust division of US Trust Company of Boston, a New England regional bank

1975

Initiated socially responsible investment services

1982

Subadvised first U.S. mutual fund with socially responsible criteria (focus on apartheid)

1995

Launched firm’s first proprietary mutual fund

1998

Established Walden Asset Management as a brand to distinguish our sustainable, responsible, and impact investment practice

2003

Changed legal name to Boston Trust & Investment Management Company

2004

Became 100% employee-owned following management buyout from parent company

2010

Led Say on Pay initiative on executive compensation accountability

2017

Successfully challenged large asset managers to address ESG issues in their proxy voting policies and practices

2018

Filed 500th shareholder resolution; ~40% of resolutions filed over time withdrawn with negotiated agreements

2019

Changed name to
Boston Trust Walden Company

Why We're
Different

Independent and employee-owned

Our corporate structure aligns our interests with those of our stakeholders. We are accountable to our clients and to each other. As such we treat both with the utmost integrity and respect.

Commitment to a distinctive investment philosophy

By focusing on investing in the equities of companies we judge to be high quality, and by using a disciplined and repeatable process that integrates environmental, social, and governance considerations, we believe we can produce sustainable advantages over passively managed index portfolios and other actively managed alternatives.

Leadership in impact investing

For over forty years, we have advanced the discipline of impact investing. We use active ownership as a mechanism to benefit companies held in client portfolios as well as society in general.

Stable and diverse team

We believe that a stable and diverse team is integral to long-term business success. Our employees’ varied backgrounds and experience, and their commitment to the firm and to each other, contribute to a creative, collaborative environment and enable more meaningful connections with our clients.