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.