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Samantha Burke

Senior ESG Analyst

Samantha (Sam) is a Senior ESG Analyst responsible for evaluating current and potential portfolio investments and engaging companies to advance sustainable business practices. In her role, Sam analyzes corporate sustainability polices, practices, and performance across a broad array of environmental, social, and governance factors and works on shareholder engagement initiatives related to a wide range of sustainability issues, including board diversity and workplace equality. She is a member of the ESG Research & Engagement Committee and the Respect, Equity, Accountability, Diversity, and Inclusion (READI) Committee.

Sam began her career in 2015 and joined Boston Trust Walden in 2020. Previously she worked at Ceres supporting the incubation and vetting of new project ideas, as well as measuring and evaluating progress towards advancing climate, governance, and equitable workplace goals. She also supported the launch of the Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets strategies. Prior to Ceres, Sam worked at Ernst & Young in the Financial Risk Advisory practice.

Sam earned a BBA in Finance, with a focus on sustainability and environmental studies, from the College of William & Mary and an MS in Applied Economics from Boston College. She holds the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Credential and is a member of the Oxford University Smith School of Enterprise and Environment’s Sustainable Finance Foundations co-hort. Sam is also a member of the City of Newburyport’s Energy Advisory and Resiliency Committees.