Winslow, one of the oldest environmentally-focused investment firms in the country, was founded in 1983 by Jack Robinson. A lifelong environmentalist, Jack built a distinguished career in investment research and portfolio management at Prudential Securities, and later as the president of Rieger, Robinson and Harrington. In 1979, Jack served as the Chief Financial Officer of Garden Way, Inc., a private garden supply company, and saw that many of the company's most profitable products had 'green' attributes, such as utilization of recycled materials. Seeing the market potential for environmentally responsible products and services, he incorporated Winslow Management Company in 1983 with the mission of demonstrating that an environmentally-focused investment strategy could yield positive results for clients.
Since its founding, Winslow developed extensive expertise in the field of green investing, and a comprehensive portfolio management approach that integrates financial and environmental analysis. As it refined its investment approach between 1983 and 2001, Winslow built relationships with individual and institutional clients, including foundations, endowments, subadvisory relationships and pension plans. Over that time it managed assets in a proprietary green small cap growth style, offering separately managed accounts as well as a commingled trust fund for clients who could not meet the firm's separate account minimums. In 2001, the firm launched the Winslow Green Growth Fund (WGGFX). In 2009, Winslow joined with Brown Advisory, a full-service investment firm located in Baltimore, MD, providing the firm's clients with access to Brown's investment research and operational service teams. Brown Advisory has continued to pursue Winslow's green investing vision by launching the Brown Advisory Large-Cap Sustainability strategy, a diversified equity strategy focused on companies that management believes are ideally positioned to benefit from the ongoing transformation to a greener economy.
The firm is an active participant in the environmental investing community, as a member of the Ceres Coalition and the Social Investment Forum, a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), and an active supporter of the Carbon Disclosure Project and the Investor Network on Climate Risk.
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