Steve Lydenberg, Founding Director and Senior Fellow
Steve Lydenberg is Partner, Strategic Vision of Domini Social Investments and Founding Director of the IRI. He has been active in social research since 1975. Steve was a 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 and responsible investing. He is the author of Corporations and the Public Interest (Berrett-Koehler, 2005), coauthor of 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. Recent publications include “From Transparency to Performance: Industry-Based Sustainability Reporting on Key Issues”, co-authored with David Wood and Jean Rogers of Arup, and a recently published book, Dilemmas in Socially Responsible Investment, co-authored with Celine Louche. Steve holds a B.A. in English from Columbia College and an M.F.A. in theater arts from Cornell University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society. Contact him at email@example.com.
Sandra Waddock, Senior Fellow
Sandra Waddock is Galligan Chair of Strategy and Professor of Management at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. Author of more than 100 papers on corporate responsibility and related topics, she was co-founder of BC’s Leadership for Change Program and the Initiative for Responsible Investment (now at Harvard Kennedy School’s Hauser Center). Her latest books are SEE Change: Making the Transition to a Sustainable Enterprise Economy (with Malcolm McIntosh) and The Difference Makers, both from Greenleaf. Contact Sandra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jay Youngdahl, Senior Fellow
Jay Youngdahl is a lawyer and writer who is active in the field of responsible investment. He is a partner in the Houston based law firm, Youngdahl & Citti, P.C. For over thirty years he has served as Fund Counsel to a number Taft-Hartley employee benefit funds, and is retained to provide expert legal opinions to public and private funds. Since 2007 he has served as an independent Trustee of the Middletown Works Hourly and Salaried Union Health Care Fund (VEBA). Jay has written a number of pieces on the issue of Responsible Investment and the role of Trustees in such efforts. Presently, he is active with the IRI’s Trustee Leadership Forum for Retirement Security. Jay is a Fellow with the College of Labor and Employment Law and holds a B.S. from the University of Houston, a J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.A. from St. John’s College, and a M.Div. from Harvard University. Contact him at email@example.com.