The Governing Board of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) is pleased to announce that the winners of the ICCR 2017 Legacy Award are Sr. Patricia Daly, O.P. of the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell, New Jersey and Fr. Michael Crosby O.F.M. Cap. of the Province of St. Joseph of the Capuchin Order. Fr. Crosby is also the Executive Director of Seventh Generation Interfaith.
–Frank Sherman, Associate Director Seventh Generation Interfaith Coalition for Responsible Investing
Climate change was on center stage at last week’s ICCR conference in Grand Rapids. Watching environmental regulations built up over many years being weakened or eliminated in Washington, leading to the U.S. exit from the Paris Climate Accord, has been painful. Especially considering the fact that the poorest people on our planet who had nothing to do with causing this problem will bare the blunt of the consequences.
But how do you speak to a climate denier?
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Sister Patricia Daly is a Dominican nun who has been lobbying corporations to be socially responsible for so long that she has a rich trove of stories about battling recalcitrant execs and pushing faith-based resolutions at shareholder meetings.
In the aftermath of the tragedy at Rana Plaza, April 24, 2013, the Bangladesh Investor Initiative has actively engaged companies sourcing in the garment sector. While substantial progress has been made in the last four years, there is still a great deal to be done before the sector is truly transformed where workers are assured of safe and healthy workplaces. Click for ICCR’s press release which includes a link to the investor statement.
ICCR believes the ability to attend annual stockholder meetings in person is a fundamental tenet of shareholder democracy. The annual meeting provides shareholders with a critical accountability mechanism to assess, challenge and evaluate management performance through an open exchange
with board and management.
Nevertheless, there is a growing trend among several high profile corporations – including ConocoPhillips, Comcast, Duke Energy, Ford Motor Company, HP, Intel and Biogen – that would eliminate in-person stockholder meetings in favor of virtual-only (webcast) meetings.
Read the full text of ICCR’s statement in support of in-person shareholder meetings.
Accompanying photo used with permission, Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility