Senior Vice President and Director of ESG Shareowner Engagement
Walden Asset Management
Timothy Smith serves as Senior Vice President of Walden Asset Management's Environment, Social and Governance Group.
Tim joined Walden in October 2000. His primary responsibilities include overseeing shareholder advocacy, public policy, assisting in client services and acting as the spokesperson for Walden on social issues. Walden Asset Management manages approximately $1.7 billion for individual and institutional clients. Walden has been a national leader in responsible investing for over 35 years working on dozens of issues like the environment, sweatshops and climate change, Apartheid in South Africa, executive compensation, corporate governance and equal employment opportunity in the U.S. among others. Walden also provides professional social screening and a community investing service for clients who have invested $8 million in empowering poorer communities.
Previously Tim served as Executive Director of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) for 24 years. ICCR co-ordinates action for some 275 religious institution investors bringing social concerns to corporations' attention and assisting religious investors with their responsible investing decisions. ICCR has been a primary player in the corporate responsibility movement and social investment community.
In December 2007 Tim was named by Ethisphere Institute as one of top 100 most influential people in Business Ethics.
Tim is immediate past Chair of the Board of Social Investment Forum, the industry association for socially concerned investors where he served for 5 years. He serves on the boards of Shared Interest, a South Africa Development Fund, World Neighbors, an international development organization, and is a member of the newly created Kimberly-Clark Sustainability Advisory Board. In 2008 Tim was elected as a Board member of the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of the United Methodist Church, one of the largest pension funds in the U.S., with approximately $16 billion of assets under management.
Previously, Tim served on the Boards of Domini Social Equity Fund for 10 years and the Calvert New Africa Fund and chaired the Advisory Council for the Calvert Group's social investment funds.
Tim has a Masters in Divinity from Union Theological Seminary and a BA from the University of Toronto.