Investor Advocates for Social Justice

IASJ Launches Shifting Gears Report Assessing Human Rights Risks and Due Diligence in the Automotive Industry

June 9, 2020

June 9, 2020 Today Investor Advocates for Social Justice (IASJ), is pleased to release its new report: Shifting Gears, An Assessment of Human Rights Risks & Due Diligence in the Automotive Industry. This report is part of the ongoing, multi-year shareholder advocacy campaign called the Shifting Gears Initiative, in which faith-based investors are engaging with […]



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Corporate Actions to Address Child Labor in Cocoa Production: Case Study – The Hershey Company

August 29, 2019

Introduction In our role to support institutional investors in their active ownership activities to align their investments with their mission and values, the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment (Tri-CRI) has supported the American Baptist Home Mission Society in engaging The Hershey Company along with other members of ICCR since 2009 about the prevalence of child […]



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Shifting Gears Initiative: Year In Review

March 22, 2019

Members of the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment are leveraging our collective power and voice as faith-based and responsible investors to engage with automotive companies in our portfolios to encourage respect for human rights and human dignity through the Shifting Gears initiative. Launched in January 2018, our campaign aims to improve human rights performance of […]



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Shareholder Campaign to Eradicate Forced Labor Yields Multiple Corporate Commitments

August 9, 2017

Original Press Release posted by ICCR at http://www.iccr.org/shareholder-campaign-eradicate-forced-labor-yields-multiple-corporate-commitments Five corporations across high-risk sectors pledge to include “no fees” ethical recruitment provisions in supplier codes of conduct to safeguard migrant workers. NEW YORK, NY, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9th, 2017 – Members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), a coalition of faith and values investors, today announced breakthroughs […]



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Launch of Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

March 13, 2017

The Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment welcomes the launch of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, a tool investors can use to inform shareholder engagements related to human rights in the supply chain. The pilot report assesses 98 companies from three key sectors, including agricultural products, apparel, and extractives. 100 different performance indicators across six measurement themes were used to rank […]



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Tri-State CRI Submits Public Comment on Definition of “Recruitment Fees”

July 12, 2016

As part of our work to advance human rights and ethical recruitment in global corporate supply chains, the Tri-State Coalition was pleased to have the opportunity to submit a comment on the definition of “Recruitment Fees” for the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) on Combating Trafficking in Persons. The FAR prohibits government contractors from charging employees recruitment […]



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Tri-CRI Meets with Cardinal Peter Turkson

March 4, 2016

Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, who was the primary author of Laudato Si’, was in New York this month and we were pleased to have the opportunity to not only, see him speak, but also meet with him.  He was the keynote speaker at a session entitled “Catholics, Capitalism, and the Climate,” […]



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Tri-CRI Welcomes ADM’s First Progress Reports on No Deforestation, No Exploitation Policy Implementation

December 7, 2015

The Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment welcomes the release of ADM’s first progress reports on the implementation of its No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation policy for both palm oil and soy. Implementation of these policies, which complement ADM’s Human Rights Policy adopted after engagement by Tri-CRI, has followed a four step process, as the […]



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Tri-CRI Joins Investors In Support of Legislation Requiring Disclosure and Corporate Action on Human Trafficking Risks

September 25, 2015

The Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment is honored to join over 100 investors with over $1 trillion in assets under management in sending a statement to the US Senate and House of Representatives urging strong bi-partisan support for The Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2015 (H.R. 3226/S.1968). Read the full […]



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Tri-CRI Commends ADM For Human Rights Statement

May 2, 2014

Tri-CRI COMMENDS ADM FOR ADOPTING HUMAN RIGHTS STATEMENT Commitment regarding ethical recruitment practices models best practices to safeguard workers in agri-business supply chains Shareholders in Archer Daniels Midland and members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility welcomed the company’s announcement at its general meeting on May 1, 2014 that it had formally adopted a […]



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