Justice & Peace
Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Social Responsibility is one of the ways that we Sisters of St. Joseph use our resources to promote our mission and reflect our charism. There are several dimensions to corporate social responsibility:
The Congregation issues guidelines to our investment managers expressing our commitment to use our resources “to promote justice, peace, human dignity and systemic change.”
We engage in shareholder activity in collaboration with our investment firms and with the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), including voting proxies and filing shareholder resolutions to hold corporations accountable for their social, environmental, and governance policies and practices.
We invest in community loan funds, such as the Institute for Community Economics (ICE), now connected to the National Housing Trust, and the BlueHub Loan Fund , both of which address community needs, especially housing, in neighborhoods where low-income people live and work.