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.
Mr. Kanzer is a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investor Advisory Committee, created by the Dodd-Frank Act, and served on the SEC’s inaugural Investor Advisory Committee (June 2009-November 2010). 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 board of Tax Justice Network-USA, the public policy committee of US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment and the advisory council of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). 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. 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 frequent speaker and commentator on socially responsible investing and corporate accountability.
Prior to joining Domini in 1998, Mr. Kanzer was a litigator for four and a half years with the firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel in New York City. In October 1997, Mr. Kanzer volunteered as an international observer of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
He holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.