The Way We Influence Change

Calvert’s Climate Experts

Bennett Freeman, Senior Vice President for Social Research and PolicyBennett Freeman, Senior Vice President, Sustainability Research and Policy
Mr. Freeman manages Calvert's Sustainability Research Department and oversees its company research and analysis as well as its policy and advocacy work. From 2003 until early 2006, he led Burson-Marsteller's Global Corporate Responsibility practice advising multinationals on policy development, stakeholder engagement and communications strategies related to human rights, labor rights and sustainable development. During the Clinton Administration he served in three positions as a political appointee in the State Department, most recently as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor from 1999 to early 2001. In that capacity, he led the development of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, the first human rights standard forged by governments, companies and NGOs for the extractive sectors. Earlier in his career he was Manager-Corporate Affairs for General Electric and a presidential campaign aide to former Vice President Walter Mondale. Mr. Freeman currently serves on the Boards of Oxfam America, Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) representing Oxfam and the Revenue Watch Institute, as well as the Steering Committee of Amnesty International USA's Business and Human Rights program. He received an MA in Modern History from the University of Oxford and an AB in History from the University of California at Berkeley.

Stu Dalheim, Director, Shareholder AdvocacyStu Dalheim, Director, Shareholder Advocacy
Mr. Dalheim directs the company's shareholder advocacy program, which continues to grow as Calvert engages with more companies through direct dialogue, standard-setting exercises and partnerships as well as shareholder resolutions. Mr. Dalheim has focused on the homebuilding, construction, and natural resource industries, with an emphasis on business practices. He currently serves as Steering Committee Chair of the Advocacy and Public Policy Committee (APP) of the Social Investment Forum. Before joining Calvert in 2000, he worked for Greenpeace USA and American Lands Alliance. He earned a BA in philosophy from Wesleyan University and is a LEED accredited professional.

Rebecca Schlesinger Henson, Social Research Analyst Rebecca Schlesinger Henson, Sustainability Analyst
As an Environment Analyst, Ms. Henson focuses on climate change, renewable energy, and energy efficiency and is currently responsible for analyzing the auto, homebuilding, and insurance industries. Prior to joining Calvert in 2007, Ms. Henson worked at David Gardiner & Associates, where she provided expertise in renewable energy policy and climate risk disclosure. She earned an MA in political studies with a concentration in environment and energy from the University of Bath (UK) and a BA in history from Vanderbilt University. She currently serves on the board of DC Greenworks and the Women’s Climate Initiative.

Ellen B. Kennedy, Senior Social Research Analyst Ellen B. Kennedy, Senior Sustainability Analyst
As a Product Analyst, Ms. Kennedy focuses on consumer safety, health and other product-related issues, including toxics and animal welfare with a particular emphasis on the food and agriculture industries. She currently serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Pesticide Action Network, North America. Prior to joining Calvert in 2000, Ms. Kennedy worked for Winrock International. She earned an MA in Latin American Studies (International Development) from the University of California at Berkeley and a BA in Philosophy from Haverford College.

Julie (Jules) Frieder, Social Research AnalystJulie (Jules) Frieder, Senior Sustainability Analyst
As an Environment Analyst, Ms. Frieder focuses on the chemicals, environmental control and containers/packaging industries. She has engaged in numerous environmental shareholder dialogues, including encouraging US computer companies to take greater responsibility for solving the problem of electronic waste. Prior to joining Calvert in 2001, she served eight years with the US Environmental Protection Agency. While there, she had special assignments with the President's Council on Sustainable Development and the New Zealand Ministry for the Environment. She earned a MS and a MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and a BA in Psychology from the University of Rochester.
Paul BugalaPaul Bugala, Sustainability Analyst
As an Extractive Industries Analyst, Mr. Bugala's research focuses on human rights and environmental issues in the oil, gas, mining, and timber industries. Prior to joining Calvert, he worked in the Extractive Industries Program at Oxfam America. While at Oxfam America, Mr. Bugala wrote and spoke extensively about the theory and implementation of Free, Prior and Informed Consent and revenue transparency in the oil, gas and mining industries. Before joining Oxfam America, Mr. Bugala was a senior analyst at IDC Research. He earned a BS from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.
Jennifer Green, Associate Research Analyst
Ms. Green focuses on the environment, climate change, and research related to the water industry.  She also covers the real estate investment trust, computer and data processing software, and e-commerce sectors.  Prior to joining Calvert, she worked at a number of companies and earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland. 

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Last Updated: September 22, 2009

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