OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAn essential component of our corporate social responsibility commitment is shareholder advocacy. We actively engage with corporations on a variety of issues that we believe enable them to be more accountable for their policies and actions. Each year we collaborate with members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) and the Investor Environmental Health Network (IEHN) to strategize and prioritize issues that will improve social, environmental, and financial performance.

In keeping with the Franciscan heritage and the tradition of the congregation, we give priority to the promotion of

  • global peace and an end to the culture of violence in our society
  • justice and equality in the workplace both within and outside of the United States
  • sensitivity to ecological balance and care for creation
  • health and wellness of the consumer, the factory worker, the migrant worker, every day laborer
  • utilization of corporate profits in a just and responsible manner
  • equitable access to the goods of the Earth