Investor Advocates for Social Justice

IASJ Publishes Guidelines for Collaborating with Impacted Stakeholders

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July 11, 2022

Investor Advocates for Social Justice (IASJ) and other faith-based investors have a long history of working with communities, workers, civil society groups, and other stakeholders impacted by corporate activity to reduce harm on people and the planet. Collaboration with these impacted stakeholder groups continues to serve as an essential part of IASJ’s strategy to increase the effectiveness and impact of our shareholder advocacy campaigns. We appreciate and welcome investor partners to join us in this work and use IASJ’s newly published Participation Guidelines to meet shared expectations for an equitable and just approach to stakeholder engagement.   

IASJ continues to develop deep, trusting, equitable, and accountable relationships with impacted stakeholders to reach common goals aligned with IASJ’s vision for an equitable economy. Investor transparency, stakeholder participation, and shared decision-making power serve as guiding principles for this document. IASJ’s approach is deeply rooted in our commitment to applying a racial equity lens across all our engagements, both in the content of our work and our approach to relationship building. These guidelines are aligned with commitments outlined in the Investor Statement of Solidarity to Address Systemic Racism and Call to Action, which IASJ endorsed in 2020. IASJ’s Participation Guidelines are posted on our website here, and you can find out more about our approach to stakeholder engagement here