CEO, Managing Partner, Trillium Asset Management
Matt joined Trillium in 2009 and has three decades of experience in investment management and research.
Matt began his career at Lehman Brothers in 1984 and in 1989, while covering emerging growth companies, he began to incorporate environmental, social, and governance factors into his research, becoming the first Sell-side Analyst in the United States to publish on the topic of socially responsible investing in 1994. As Director of Equity Research for Adams, Harkness & Hill, he built that firm’s powerful research capabilities in socially and environmentally responsible areas such as renewable energy, and organic and natural products. Prior to joining Trillium, Matt held leadership roles at Winslow Management Company, including Portfolio Manager for the Green Solutions Strategy and Winslow Green Solutions Fund.
Matt currently serves on the Boards of the Environmental League of Massachusetts and Shared Interest. He is a member of the Social Venture Network (SVN), and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.
Co-founder and President of the American Sustainable Business Council
ASBC is a growing coalition of business organizations and companies, collectively representing over 250,000 businesses, advancing market shifts and policies that support a vibrant, just and sustainable economy.
He has worked as a social entrepreneur for over 30 years focusing on the development of whole systems solutions for a more sustainable society through building strategic partnerships and broad stakeholders initiatives. Previously, he was the Founding Director of Continuing Education & Public Programs at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. From 1984-1997, David was Founder and executive director of the Learning Alliance, an independent popular education organization.
Tyrone B. Hayes, PhD
Professor of Integrative Biology, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Endocrinology, Molecular Toxicology, and the Energy and Resources Group
Tyrone B. Hayes received his Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in 1989 and his PhD from the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley in 1993. After completing his PhD, he began post-doctoral training at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health and the Cancer Research Laboratories at UC Berkeley (funded by the National Science Foundation). Hayes’ research at UC Berkeley focuses on developmental endocrinology with an emphasis on evolution and environmental regulation of growth and development. For the last twenty years, the role of endocrine disrupting contaminants, particularly pesticides, has been a major focus. Hayes is interested in the impact of chemical contaminants on environmental health and public health.
Richard Plotkin, JD
,After a 40 plus year career as a trial lawyer, retired in 2008 from the active practice of law, representing, among others, a defendant in the mass tort asbestos litigation. Richard, between 1978 and 1983, spent substantially all of his time overseeing between 10,000 and 20,000 asbestos cases at any one time pending in 48 States, working with 54 law firms representing his client. His role was to not only work with the local lawyers in developing strategies, but to also coordinate the expert witnesses testifying on behalf of his client and to be present when senior management were being deposed or testifying at trials. Richard’s grandson, Max, at age 4, was diagnosed with cancer in 2007 leading to his retirement and formation in 2008 of The Max Cure Foundation, Inc., a 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) non-profit whose mission is to advance the cause of childhood cancers. Included in that mission is the goal of preventing cancer in children, recognizing that the 1% annual increase since the mid-1970’s in the incidence of cancer in children is due to the chemicals in the environment that not only impact the fetus in the womb but also expose children to the harmful effects of these chemicals.
First-Vice President, Sustainability Banking Amalgamated Bank
Ivan Frishberg leads sustainability banking for Amalgamated Bank. Frishberg works across the bank on a range of treasury, investment and lending products designed to serve sustainability goals and the goals of our clients in the energy, climate and environment communities. Ivan has more than 25 years of public interest advocacy, organizing and policy experience. Previously he was Senior Advisor and Climate Change Campaign Manager for Organizing For Action, a senior advisor to the Climate Action Campaign and directed the State Climate Hub. Ivan serves on the board of directors for DC Water, the public water and sewer utility for Washington, D.C.
Pete Myers i
Founder and Chief Scientist of Environmental Health Sciences
EHS is a non-profit organization that promotes public understanding of advances in scientific research on links between the environment and health (www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org). Dr. Myers holds a doctorate in the biological sciences from UC Berkeley.
While director of the W. Alton Jones Foundation (1990-2002) he co-authored “Our Stolen Future,” a best-seller that explores how contamination threatens fetal development.
Author "The Nature of Value"
Senior Advisor, harbor peak. Co-founder, solarcoin
Award UN COP22 (blockchain micro-grid design for dev. world)
Bridgewater Sr. Business Analyst (world’s largest hedge fund)
Chief Analyst deep future research institute modeled on MIT MediaLab: 70 projects (AI, computation, life sciences, etc.)
Ivy League author: innovation/macro-economics & value investing
MBA quantitative approach to hedge funds
Shanna Swan. PhD
Environmental and Reproductive Epidemiologist and Professor of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
Since 1995, Dr. Swan has been studying fertility and sperm quality, her most recent study (2017) showing severe threats to continued fertility in western countries. In parallel, she studies pregnant women and their children to understand how exposure to chemicals in our environment -–particularly those capable of disrupting the body’s own hormonal system-- can disturb the developing brain and reproductive system, resulting in lifelong impairments to the health of men, women and children.
Terrence (Terry) J. Collins Ph.D., Hon FRSNZ
Teresa Heinz Professor of Green Chemistry and Director of the Institute for Green Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh
Terry was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, and is a dual citizen. He holds numerous academic and public awards and is the lead inventor of TAML and NewTAML activators, small-molecule, functional replicas of the peroxidase enzymes that mimic and outperform the enzymes which his team is developing for sustainable global water purification. He taught the first course in Green Chemistry and has been developing it iteratively since 1992.