Peter D. Kinder

Co-Founder at Sustainable Investment Research International Group(SiRi)

Peter D. Kinder

Peter D. Kinder

Co-Founder at Sustainable Investment Research International Group(SiRi)


Mr. Peter D. Kinder is President at KLD Research & Analytics, Inc. He co-founded KLD Research & Analytics, Inc. in 1988. He was a co-founder and principal from1997 to 2000 of Domini Social Investments, LLC which is the sponsor of the Domini Social Equity Fund, a mutual fund whose objective is to track the performance of the Domini 400.Mr. Kinder is a co-founder of the Sustainable Investment Research International Group (SiRi) and he has served on its board. He has served two terms on the board of the U.S. Social Investment Forum, the SRI trade organization, one as vice chair.From 1973 to 1988, Mr. Kinder practiced law, first as an assistant attorney general in Ohio, then in Boston as a staff lawyer for a foundation and finally in private practice. He specialized in administrative law and corporate regulation.Mr. Kinder received an AB in History from Princeton University in 1970 and was awarded a JD from Ohio State University in 1973, both with honors. He was admitted to the bar in Ohio (1973), the District of Columbia (1977), and Massachusetts (1978).

Career Highlights

Sustainable Investment Research International Group(SiRi)
Domini Impact Investments LLC
KLD Research & Analytics, Inc.

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Chief Marketing Officer at Calvert Investments, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & Portfolio Manager at Trillium Asset Management LLC

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Managing Partner & Portfolio Manager at Trillium Asset Management LLC

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Director at Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

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President at Kelliher/Samets/Volk Ltd.

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Autumn Harp, Inc.

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Former Managing Director-Investment Banking at Adams

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Vice Chair, Board of Trustees at Green Mountain College

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Professor of Urban Planning at Columbia University

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Executive Director at National Consumers League, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Sustainable Investment Research International Group(SiRi)
Class of 1973

The Ohio State University, commonly referred to as Ohio State or OSU, is a public research university in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1870, as a land-grant university and ninth university in Ohio with the Morrill Act of 1862, the university was originally known as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College.

Class of 1970

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

Career History
1997 - 2000

We are an investment firm specializing exclusively in socially responsible investing. We manage funds for individual and institutional investors who wish to integrate social and environmental standards into their investment decisions. At Domini Social Investments, we are dedicated to making your investment decisions count — for your personal financial benefit, as well as for your broader hopes for a healthier environment and a more just and humane economy. Our shareholders invest with us for a variety of reasons, ranging from meeting important financial goals such as retirement or savings for college to building personal wealth, but one thing they all share in common is an understanding of the importance of their investment decisions. This website contains extensive information about the Domini Funds, how we choose our holdings and how we use our investments to encourage a higher level of corporate responsibility and to help rebuild communities in need. Thank you for your interest in Domini Social Investments and socially responsible investing. We invite you to explore our website and hope that it offers you a clear understanding of what we do, and why we do it. The website offers you the resources you need to learn more about mutual fund investing and to open an account. We hope to have an opportunity to help you meet your financial goals. If you don't find what you're looking for on our website, please send us an email — your feedback is always welcome. The Domini Funds are not insured and are subject to market risks. Investment return, principal value, and yield will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares when redeemed may be worth more or less than their original cost. You may lose money. The Domini Social Bond Fund is not insured and is subject to market risks, including interest rate and credit risks. During periods of rising interest rates, bond funds can lose value. The Domini Social Bond Fund currently holds a large percentage of its portfolio in mortgage-backed securities. During periods of falling interest rates, mortgage-backed securities may prepay the principal due, which may lower the Fund’s return by causing it to reinvest at lower interest rates. Some of the Domini Social Bond Fund's community development investments may be unrated and carry greater credit risks than its other investments. Investing internationally involves special risks, such as currency fluctuations, social and economic instability, differing securities regulations and accounting standards, limited public information, possible changes in taxation, and periods of illiquidity. A 2.00% redemption fee is charged on sales or exchanges of shares made less than 30 days after settlement of purchase or acquisition through exchange, with certain exceptions. See the prospectus for further information.

Co-Founder & President
1988 - Prior

Founded in 1988, KLD Research & Analytics, Inc. is an independent investment research firm located in Boston. In November 2009, the firm was acquired by RiskMetrics Group, an investment research firm that provides management tools to help professionals integrate environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) into their investment decisions. KLD Research & Analytics provides social research and indices to institutional investors including institutional investors, managers, trustees, consultants and advisors. KLD's research can be used for screening, stock picking or fund creation.KLD seeks to provide global research and index products to facilitate the integration of ESG factors into the investment process. Through their products and services, they also seek to define accountability standards that can enable investors, managers and fiduciaries to influence corporate behavior through their investment decisions and share ownership.KLD researches the social, environmental, and governance performance of corporations. The firm's research, ratings and analysis is based on 5 distinct data sources. They collect data from a wide variety of company, government, non-government organization and media sources. On a daily basis, KLD tracks each company through more than 14,000 global media sources.The firm uses this data to rate the social, environmental and governance performance of companies using a proprietary framework of positive and negative indicators. Companies are rated in 7 major qualitative issue areas: (1) environment (2) community (3) corporate governance (4) diversity (5) employee relations (6) human rights and product quality and (7) safety. Analysts assign strengths and concerns associated with these issues to provide a social and environmental profile of each company. KLD's business involvement screens are associated with activities that are controversial to certain social investors.KLD uses 3 processes to maintain the accuracy and currency of their research: (1) continuous updates (2) fiscal year updates and (3) annual updates. The firm's senior analysts perform a quality review of every company profile at least once per year. They edit daily updates for content and ratings quality. KLD's Ratings Review Committee (RRC) consists of the firm's senior analysts and the Director of Research. The RRC reviews controversial questions, maintains the currency of existing ratings and develops new ratings as thought leaders for the business.

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Member, Board of Directors

Trillium Asset Management is a long-term, GARP-oriented manager that is dedicated exclusively to sustainable and responsible investing (SRI). They believe that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors play an integral role in the investment process, which can lower portfolio risk and help identify the best-managed companies. Currently, the firm has two primary ways that they pursue this integration. 1) By examining basic quantitative ESG characteristics as part of their front-end process to determine the companies available in their universe 2) by incorporating ESG data into the bottom-up fundamental research conducted by their analysts. In addition to negative screens, Trillium Asset Management employs positive ESG integration, shareholder advocacy, proxy voting, and public policy work as an integral part of their strategy.

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The Social Investment Forum provides investment advice. Its programs include Center for Sustainable Investment Education and Global Sustainable Investment. The company is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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Green Mountain College prepares students for fulfilling lives by taking the goal of creating just and sustainable societies as the unifying theme for its interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate liberal arts education. The College fosters the ideals of environmental and personal responsibility, civic engagement, entrepreneurial spirit, and global understanding.

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Principal, Vorys Advisors LLC at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP


Director, Public Affairs at Foley & Lardner LLP


Principal, Vorys Advisors LLC at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

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