Meredith Benton Joins Sonen Capital as Director, Head of Client Relations
Sonen Capital, a leading investment management firm for investors seeking financial returns with social and environmental impact, announced today that Meredith Benton has joined its team. As Head of Client Relations with Sonen, Meredith brings over 10 years of integrating sustainability priorities into investor portfolios, as well as a track record in catalyzing changes in corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies.
“Meredith’s extensive experience working with investors and companies to address sustainability issues is an ideal complement to our team,” said Raúl Pomares, Founder of Sonen Capital.
“Having known Meredith for several years, we are thrilled to be combining efforts to provide our clients with exceptional service and to add depth to the responsible and impact investment field.”
Meredith stated, “I have long admired Sonen’s ability to marry investment realities with the need for meaningful, measurable change. I am delighted to be joining a team providing thoughtful, innovative and necessary solutions to the marketplace.”
Before joining Sonen, Meredith served as a Client Portfolio & Shareholder Engagement Manager at Boston Common Asset Management, where she worked with existing and prospective clients on investment and sustainability strategies. Prior to Boston Common, Meredith was the Associate Director of Social Research at Walden Asset Management, where she coordinated the social research process and led shareholder engagement programs. She has led shareholder advocacy initiatives across a range of topics; including climate change, equal opportunity workplaces, human rights, and corporate disclosure. Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Institutional Investor and The Los Angeles Times.
Meredith is a member of the board of US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment. She also is a frequent speaker and published author on topics related to sustainable investing. Meredith holds an MBA from INSEAD, where she was awarded a Robin Cosgrove Prize for Business and Ethics, and a BA in Environmental Studies and Religion from Oberlin College.