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Domini Executive Selected for SEC Investor Advisory Committee

Domini Social Investments’ Managing Director and General Counsel, Adam Kanzer, has been selected to join the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investor Advisory Committee (IAC), created under the Dodd-Frank financial reform Act. He served on the SEC’s inaugural Investor Advisory Committee, which was disbanded in 2010 after passage of the Act. The 21-member committee was established to provide the SEC with the views of a broad spectrum of investors on the SEC’s regulatory agenda. Mr. Kanzer participated in the IAC’s first meeting on June 12.

Prior to the IAC appointment, Domini met with SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar and SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro to discuss the priorities of the social investment community, including swift passage of Dodd-Frank provisions addressing excessive executive compensation, and two provisions relating to peace and government corruption – a provision requiring companies to disclose the sourcing of ‘conflict minerals’ from the war-torn Congo, and disclosure of corporate payments to foreign governments in connection with the extraction of natural resources.

During our meetings, we also asked the Commission to act on a pending rulemaking petition seeking disclosure of the use of corporate resources for political purposes. The petition has broken the record for public comments, with more than 250,000 people writing in support. Domini also reached out to shareholders of the Domini Funds, with an Action Alert.


Mr. Kanzer serves on the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee in his individual capacity. His appointment to the Committee should not be considered an endorsement by the SEC of Domini Social Investments LLC or the Domini Funds. All views expressed herein are those of Domini Social Investments LLC, and may not reflect the views of the SEC, SEC staff, or other members of the SEC Investor Advisory Committee.

The composition of the Funds’ portfolios is subject to change. View the most current list of the Domini Social Equity Fund and Domini International Social Equity Fund's holdings.

The Domini Funds are not insured and are subject to market risks, such as sector concentration and style risk. Investing internationally involves special risks, such as currency fluctuations, social and economic instability, differing securities regulations and accounting standards, limited public information, possible changes in taxation, and periods of illiquidity. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. You may lose money. This information is provided for educational purposes only, and should not be considered investment advice with respect to any of the holdings listed.


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