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Aaron Bernstein

Senior Research Associate

Aaron Bernstein co-founded the Pensions and Capital Stewardship Project’s Investor Initiative in 2008 to help pension funds and other investors analyze the long-term investment risks of social factors such as labor and human rights and human capital. He has written several papers that are available on the Project’s publications page and speaks on the subject at conferences, seminars and workshops. He is also the editor of Global Proxy Watch, a corporate governance newsletter for institutional investors. Bernstein left BusinessWeek magazine in 2006 after a 23-year career as an editor and senior writer covering workplace and social issues. He received numerous journalism awards, including the Overseas Press Club, the Gerald Loeb, the George Polk, the New York Press Club, and the Sidney Hillman. Before joining BusinessWeek, he worked at Forbes and for United Press in London. He received a BA in Politics and Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz and did graduate work in Political and Legal Theory for two years at Oxford University. He is the author of a book entitled “Grounded: Frank Lorenzo and the Destruction of Eastern Airlines,” and the co-author of “In the Company of Owners: The Truth About Stock Options.”

Bernstein was a Wertheim fellow for the Program during 2007-2008.