Adam M. Kanzer

Managing Director of Corporate Engagement

Adam Kanzer is Managing Director of Corporate Engagement for Domini Impact Investments and a Vice President of the Domini Funds.

His responsibilities include directing Domini’s shareholder advocacy department, where for twenty years he has led numerous dialogues with corporations on a wide range of social and environmental issues. He also manages Domini’s public policy work and is a spokesperson for the firm.

Mr. Kanzer served on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investor Advisory Committee, created by the Dodd-Frank Act (2012-2016), and served on the SEC’s inaugural Investor Advisory Committee (2009-2010). He is a founder and current board member of the Global Network Initiative, an organization addressing threats to freedom of expression and privacy rights on the Internet and other communication technologies. He also serves on the public policy committee of US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment, the Human Rights Advisory Committee of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, and the steering committee of the Investor Alliance for Human Rights. He was a member of the Eminent Persons Group that oversaw development of the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework. In 2008, he was named to the Directorship 100, Directorship magazine’s listing of the most influential people on corporate governance and in the boardroom. He is a frequent speaker and commentator on socially responsible investing and corporate accountability.

Prior to joining Domini in 1998, Mr. Kanzer was a litigator for four and a half years with the firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel in New York City. In October 1997, Mr. Kanzer volunteered as an international observer of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  

He holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.

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Selected Articles

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May 8, 2017

An Unreasonable Proposal

Its springtime, which means that corporations are holding their annual meetings and shareholders are voting on boards of directors, executive compensation and a range of other issues. Every year,...
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April 11, 2017

A Landmark for Digital Rights

On March 28, at an event in Brussels, the Global Network Initiative (GNI) announced that it has dramatically expanded its reach with the addition of seven new corporate members serving more than 1.5...
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March 16, 2017

Small Things

In January, more than 630 investors and corporations signed a statement asking the incoming administration and Congress to continue moving us toward a low carbon economy, and not to walk away from...
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July 1, 2016

A Season of Accountability

Spring is the time of year when most corporations hold their annual meetings and shareholders cast votes on the board of directors, executive compensation and proposals submitted by shareholders. Our...

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