Ron Freund is Director of Corporate Responsibility for the Social Equity Group, an investment firm based in Berkeley, Calif. He has been involved in shareholder efforts to reform corporate policies for more than 20 years and has written for or been interviewed by numerous electronic and print media, including the New York Times, Crain’s Business, the San Francisco Chronicle and Barron’s.
At the Social Equity Group, Freund works with clients and organizations coordinating shareholder resolutions on social issues. He has traveled extensively to research corporate environmental and human rights practices, including to Russia, New Zealand and China. Most recently, he coordinated a corporate responsibility campaign for a California tobacco prevention coalition, for which he received a Community Leadership Award from the state’s Senate.
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