Biography

Amy L. Domini

Current Professional Practice

Founder and Chair, Domini Impact Investments, LLC. Domini Impact Investments is an investment management company with the mission of providing investment vehicles to the socially responsible investor.  Current offerings include a domestic equity fund, a bond fund, two international equity funds, and a sustainable solutions fund. Ms. Domini has been associated with this firm or its products since 1991.

Author or Co-Author

Books

  • Thoughts on People, Planet, & Profit. Amy Domini, 2021.
  • Socially Responsible Investing, Making a Difference and Making Money.  Dearborn Trade, 2001.
  • The New Social Policy Agenda in Asia, Proceedings of the Manila Social Forum.   Co-Authored pages 154-155, “Socially Responsible Investment:  How to Make It Possible.” Asian Development Bank and The World Bank, 2000.
  • Investing in Responsibility.   Co-Authored Chapter 9, “Empowering the Socially Responsible Investor, An interview with Amy Domini.”  Global Panel Foundation, 2000.
  • Triple P Investing, Visions for a Sustainable Future.   Co-Authored pages 43-47, “Amy Domini, Godmother of SRI: ‘The Social Index is better than Standard & Poor’s’.” Messpierson, 2000.
  • Wizards of Wall Street.   By Kirk Kazanjian.  Co-Authored pages 121-136.  New York Institute of Finance, 2000.
  • Investing With Your Values.  Authored foreword only.  Bloomberg Press, 1999.
  • Investing for Good.  Written with Steve Lydenberg and Peter Kinder.  Harper Collins, 1993.
  • The Social Investment Almanac.   Edited by Peter Kinder, Steven Lydenberg and Amy Domini. Henry Holt & Co., 1992.  Amy also wrote Chapters 1, 14 & 22.
  • The Challenges of Wealth.  Written with Sharon Rich and Dennis Pearce.  Dow Jones Irwin, 1988.
  • Ethical Investing.  Written with Peter Kinder.  Addison-Wesley, 1984.

Magazines and Journals

  • Former regular columnist to Ode Magazine and The Optimist
  • Former regular contributor to Huffington Post
  • Current Frequent contributor Green Money Journal
  • Ode Magazine – Collection of articles 2006-2010, June 2021
  • “Investing in Solutions for The World” (exclusive interview Kamp Solutions, May 2020)
  • “Climate, Not Elections, Will Move Markets Soon, Says ESG Pioneer”(exclusive interview Bloomberg Markets Special Report -ESG, Bloomberg Green, October 19, 2020)
  • “Q&A: How ESG pioneer Amy Domini is finding impact alpha in ‘sustainable solutions’” (exclusive interview Impact Alpha, November 3, 2020)
  • Financial Reform: A Start, But Only a Start” (OECD Yearbook, January 2011)
  • Saving Capitalism from Futile Diversification” (OECD Observer No. 279, May 2010)
  • Financial Markets: For Whose Benefit?” (OECD Observer No. 273, June 2009)
  • “Amy Domini on Obama, SRI returns and clipping hedge funds” (exclusive interview, Responsible Investor, February 2, 2009)
  • “Open Proxy Balloting” opinion-editorial with Philip Angelides (Barron’s May 13, 2002)
  • “Beyond the Bears” market outlook (Bloomberg Personal Finance, June 2001)
  • “The SEC’s Big Challenge” (op-ed The Boston Globe, Monday, May 14, 2001)
  • “Generous to a Fault” (op-ed The New York Times, Tuesday, March 21, 2000)
  • “A Son With a Conscience­” personal story (The New York Times, Wednesday, December 15, 1999)
  • “Socially Responsible Investing: Perspectives on Biotechnology” (The Journal of Biolaw & Business, Autumn 1997)
  • “Social Screening: Paradigms Old and New” (The Journal of Investing, Winter 1997)

Current Boards And Committees

  • Domini Impact Investments LLC (1997 – present)
  • Domini Impact Investment Funds (1991 – present)
  • LWC Fiduciary Advisors (1999 – present)
  • New England Quarterly (1999 – present)
  • Cambridge Public Library Foundation (2016 – present)
  • Center for Responsible Lending 2020 to present)

Prior Boards and Committees

·         Partners for the Common Good Loan Fund (2005 –2009)

  • Church Pension Fund of the Episcopal Church, USA (1994 – 2006)
  • SEED Fund (Haitian Loan Fund) (2000-2005)
  • Financial Markets Center (2002-2004)
  • KLD Research & Analytics, Inc., (1989-2000). Along with her partners, Steven Lydenberg and Peter Kinder, Ms. Domini founded KLD in 1989.  The company’s corporate mission is to remove the barriers to socially responsible investing.  Domini is no longer associated with the firm.
  • Social Investment Forum, 1995-1999
  • Investment Committee, Episcopal Church USA, 1990-1995
  • Governing Board Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, 1985-1995
  • Investment Committee, Episcopal Chaplaincy at Harvard and Radcliffe, 1984-1994
  • Social Responsibility in Investments Committee, Episcopal Church, 1985-1991
  • National Community Capital Association (Formerly National Association of Community Development Loan Funds), 1985-1990
  • Joint Advisory Committee on Alternative Investments, Episcopal Church, 1987-1989

Awards, Acknowledgements

  • 2021 Icons and Innovators honoree, InvestmentNews, February, 2021
  • “The 20 Most Influential People in ESG Investing” Barron’s June 25, 2018
  • “30 World-Changing Women” Conscious Business February 01, 2018
  • New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Founder’s Award, September 2014
  • Social Venture Impact Award “Fearless Financeers” Honoree, July 2011
  • List of most influential, powerful and inspiring women in finance, AdvisorOne, August 2011
  • Thirty for Thirty List, Investment Advisor, May, 2010
  • “The Praxis Award in Professional Ethics” Villanova University, Pensylvannia, March 31, 2009
  • “100 Most Influential People in the World of Corporate Governance” Directorship Magazine 2008
  • “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics” Ethisphere Magazine 2008
  • Citation from President Bill Clinton for work with United Nations Foundation. September, 2005 at the Clinton Global Initiative.
  • Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility Special Tribute. September, 2005.
  • National Neighborhood Coalition, National Award for Neighborhood Leadership. April, 2005.
  • Notre Dame University, Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Business Ethics. April 5, 2005.
  • “100 Most Influential People in the World” Time Magazine. April, 2005.
  • Speech by Ms. Domini on Ethics in Business at the Dalai Lama’s New York Town Hall, September 22, 2003
  • “Power 30, the Thirty Most Influential People on Wall Street,” Smart Money.  November, 2003.
  • Amnesty International USA, Corporate Leadership Award. June, 2003.
  • Aaron Feuerstein Spirituality in Business Award. March, 2003.
  • YWCA Academy of Women Achievers. May, 2001.
  • Natural Business Magazine Leadership Award. June, 2000.
  • “Our 25 Favorite Working Mothers” Working Woman Magazine.  December, 2000.
  • Inducted into the Caring Institute’s Caring People Hall of Fame. November, 2000.
  • “Innovators of Finance” Time Magazine.  October, 2000.
  • “The Smartest Women in the Money Business (and what you can learn from them)” Money for Women. May-June, 2000.
  • ”The All-Century Team – The 30 Most Influential People of the Century on Mutual Fund Trends” Barron’s. January, 2000.
  • “Legends in the Making” Bloomberg Magazine.
  • “30 Most Influential People in Finance Today” Money Magazine. 1998-1999.
  • “The Smart Money 30” Smart Money Magazine.
  • SRI in the Rockies, Service Award.
  • ACCION International, Service Award. 1992.

Education

1973 – BA, Boston University; International and Comparative Studies with a stress on European History and Economics.

Honorary Degrees

Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, Flagler College 2016

Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa; Berkeley Divinity School at Yale 2007

Doctor of Business Administration, honoris causa; Northeastern University Law School 2006

Professional Designation

1990 – Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

 

 

Ms. Domini lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband, Michael Thornton.