Investor Advocates for Social Justice

Announcing Investor Advocates for Social Justice

October 28, 2019

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to announce the launch of Investor Advocates for Social Justice (IASJ). This new name replaces our former name, the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment. This is an energizing evolution for our nearly 45-year-old organization, to build on our legacy of impactful shareholder advocacy and ensure our ability to meet the […]



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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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Amazon AGM Brings Attention to Facial Recognition Technology Risks

May 24, 2019

On May 22, 2019, twelve shareholder proposals went to a vote at Amazon’s highly anticipated Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Seattle, WA. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood were the lead proponents of a resolution which called on Amazon to prohibit sales of facial recognition technology to government agencies unless the Board concludes, after […]



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Northrop Grumman’s Human Rights Record in the Spotlight – 31% Support for Human Rights Resolution

May 8, 2019

ICCR Press Release: Nearly one third of Northrop Grumman shareholders voice support for improved human rights due diligence Northrop Grumman, a government contractor that produces weapons used in conflict and technologies that are enabling the militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border and increased surveillance of immigrants, has largely flown under the radar of public scrutiny as […]



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“A Win for Shareholders in Effort to Halt Sales of Amazon’s Racially Biased Surveillance Tech” – Press Release by Open MIC

April 4, 2019

S.E.C. Ruling Advances Two Shareholder Proposals Targeting Amazon’s Rekognition Link to original Open MIC press release: https://www.openmic.org/news/2019/4/4/a-win-for-shareholders-amazon In a major victory for investors, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruled late yesterday that Amazon must give shareholders an opportunity to consider and vote on two separate shareholder resolutions that address major business risks posed by […]



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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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Tri-CRI Urges Tyson Shareholders to Support Human Rights Due Diligence Proposal

January 18, 2019

The American Baptist Home Mission Society and 10 co-filers urge you to vote FOR the Shareholder Proposal on Human Rights Due Diligence at The Tyson Foods Inc. Annual Meeting on February 7, 2019. Read Exempt Solicitation here. Support for this resolution is warranted because: (1) Tyson has a responsibility to respect human rights within company-owned […]



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Shareholder Resolution Filed with Amazon on Prohibiting Sales of Facial Recognition to Government, Citing Human Rights Risks

January 17, 2019

SHAREHOLDERS PRESS AMAZON TO STOP SELLING RACIALLY BIASED SURVEILLANCE TECH TO GOVERNMENT Press release written by Open MIC. Link to original posting: https://www.openmic.org/news/2019/1/16/halt-rekognition Citing critical concerns over immigrant surveillance of vulnerable communities, racial profiling, and other civil and human rights violations, Amazon shareholders have filed a resolution asking the company to prohibit sales of “Rekognition”, […]



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Shareholder Resolution Filed with ExxonMobil on Sustainable Energy Access

December 20, 2018

The Tri-State CRI supported member the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell in filing a shareholder resolution with ExxonMobil on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7, which calls for universal access to reliable, affordable, sustainable, and modern energy. Roughly 3 billion people worldwide rely on wood, coal, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and heating, and nearly 1 billion people have […]



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Tri-CRI Members File Shareholder Resolutions with Amazon and Northrop Grumman on Immigrants’ Rights Concerns

December 18, 2018

Members of the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment (Tri-CRI) have filed two shareholder resolutions with companies whose government contracts pose risks to immigrants’ rights – Amazon and Northrop Grumman. Tri-CRI members have long supported immigrant communities through education, affordable housing, legal aid, and spiritual support ministries, and in 2018, we made a decision to align […]



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