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Our Position on Climate Risk


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The changing climate is an extraordinary environmental challenge with far-reaching economic, environmental, and societal implications, creating risks and opportunities for companies and investors.


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As fiduciaries, we aim to manage the associated risks and opportunities.


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We support efforts to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and avoid the most catastrophic consequences of climate change.


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Given the current trajectory of global emissions, successfully achieving the 2050 target requires interim goals and plans for meaningful, current action by a range of stakeholders.


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We have a unique ability and responsibility to influence corporate leadership to embrace its role as a significant part of the solution to the climate crisis.


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As the scientific consensus evolves, we will encourage companies to accelerate their climate action goals and plans accordingly.


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We believe Boston Trust Walden’s multifaceted approach is the best way for investors to manage and mitigate climate risk. The levers we utilize are: portfolio construction (managing portfolios with lower carbon risk, whether with or without exposure to fossil fuel producers); company engagement; proxy voting; and public policy advocacy.


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Using all tools available to investors enables us to achieve maximum positive impact.