Adam Kanzer is Managing Director and General Counsel of Domini Social Investments and Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the Domini Funds. His responsibilities include directing Domini's shareholder advocacy department, where for more than ten years he has led numerous dialogues with corporations on a wide range of social and environmental issues.
In June 2009, Mr. Kanzer was named to the Securities and Exchange Commission's Investor Advisory Committee, representing "social investors." In 2008, he was named to Directorship magazine's Directorship 100, the magazine's listing of the most influential people on corporate governance and in the boardroom. He is a founding member and serves on the board of the Global Network Initiative, an organization addressing threats to freedom of expression and privacy rights on the Internet and other communication technologies, and serves on the public policy committee of the Social Investment Forum. He co-chaired the Contract Supplier Working Group at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility for two years, focusing on improving working conditions in corporate global supply chains.
He is the author of "Putting Human Rights on the Agenda: The Use of Shareholder Proposals to Address Corporate Human Rights Performance," a chapter in Finance for a Better World: The Shift to Sustainability (Palgrave Macmillan, April 2009) and is a frequent speaker and commentator on socially responsible investing and corporate accountability.
He holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.