Weak Commitment to Human Rights Leads to Divestment from Cisco

Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) uses Boston Common Asset Management as one of its investment managers. BBT also is a long-time shareholder of Cisco Systems and active participant in the investor-driven human rights campaign. Boston Common Asset Management, LLC, has divested of its holdings in Cisco Systems, Inc., stock due in part to the company’s weak human rights

Daily News: May 29, 2007

(May 29, 2007) — As part of its socially responsible investment policy, Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) each year requests Boston Common Asset Management, one of its investment managers, to compile a list of the US military’s top 25 defense contractors based on the size of contracts awarded by the Department of Defense. As directed by