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Sister Patricia Daly is a nun with a fund, a thorn in the side of corner cutters, child exploiters and pollutersRichard Wray

The Guardian

All campaigners claim to have right on their side, but one New Jersey-based adversary of corporate America can go one better: God’s in her corner. Sister Patricia Daly, a Dominican nun, has made it her near-30-year mission to persuade, cajole and sometimes threaten US businesses into doing the right thing.

But this is no one-nun campaign. She is merely the most visible face of a network of faith-based organisations that have pooled $110bn (£56bn) of funds and flexed their financial muscles by investing in companies and then tabling resolutions to push their case at annual shareholder meetings.

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