Every perspective on economic life that is human, moral, and Christian must be shaped by three questions: What does the economy do for people? What does it do to people? And how do people participate in it?
Corporate Social Responsibility involves monitoring the investment portfolio from a moral and ethical perspective and exercising our rights and responsibilities as shareholders to hold corporations accountable for their social and environmental policies and practices.
Why do we engage in Corporate Social Responsibility?
We engage in Corporate Social Responsibility in order to fulfill the congregation’s commitment to using our resources to promote justice, peace, human dignity, and systemic change. Our commitment to corporate social responsibility is one way in which we use our corporate voice to effect change and witness to our CSJ Charism, thereby effecting change toward social and environmental justice.
The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility is the pioneer coalition of active shareowners who view the management of their investments as a catalyst to promote justice and sustainability in the world. Visit their website here.