Steven Lydenberg is Partner, Strategic Vision for Domini Impact Investments.
Mr. Lydenberg provides strategic vision and direction to guide the firm’s policies, procedures, and daily practices. He exercises oversight of the integration of Domini’s social and environmental standards into its research processes and into its communications with shareholders in the Domini Funds, the corporations these Funds invest in, and the public. Mr. Lydenberg previously served as the firm’s Chief Investment Officer, Vice President of Domini Funds, and was a co-founder of the Domini 400 Social Index, the first index to utilize social and environmental standards.
Mr. Lydenberg has been active in researching the social and environmental performance of corporations since 1975. Mr. Lydenberg was a co-founder of KLD Research & Analytics, Inc. and served as its research director from 1990 to 2001. From 1987 to 1989, he was an associate with Franklin Research and Development Corporation (now known as Trillium Asset Management). For 12 years he worked with the Council on Economic Priorities, ultimately as director of corporate accountability research.
Steve has written numerous publications on issues of corporate social responsibility. He is the author of Corporations and the Public Interest (Berrett-Koehler, 2005), coauthor of Dilemmas in Responsible Investment (Greenleaf, 2011), Investing for Good (Harper Collins, 1993), coeditor of The Social Investment Almanac (Henry Holt, 1992), and coauthor of Rating America’s Corporate Conscience (Addison-Wesley, 1986), and has published a variety of papers on the philosophy and practice of sustainable investing. Mr. Lydenberg is a founding director of the Initiative for Responsible Investment and is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society. He is co-author with William Burckart of 21st Century Investing: Redirecting Financial Strategies to Drive System Change (publication date: April 2021).
Steve holds a B.A. in English from Columbia College and an M.F.A. in theater arts from Cornell University, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.