Key Collaborative Partners
Tri-State CRI works with a number of other investors through coalitions in order to amplify our shareholder advocacy for systemic change. In particular, Tri-State CRI has been a member of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) for decades, starting with the movement of faith-based investors using shareholder advocacy to help address Apartheid in South Africa. Tri-State CRI has also been involved in Ceres since its inception in 1989, working with its membership of faith-based investors, foundations, public pension funds, and asset managers to promote corporate environmental responsibility.
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
Tri-State CRI has been a proud member of ICCR since the 1970s, working with ICCR and its members in every area of the group’s work. Tri-State CRI actively collaborates with ICCR in particular on climate change, human trafficking, water stewardship and sustainable agriculture. ICCR staff and its membership of faith-based investors and socially responsible asset managers are important resources and allies in the Coalition’s work. In particular, the research and communications support provided by ICCR, and the participation and leadership of other ICCR members in corporate dialogues is critical to Tri-State CRI’s shareholder advocacy.
Tri-State CRI has long worked with Ceres to promote environmental sustainability in corporations. Tri-State CRI is an active member of the Ceres’ Investor Network on Climate Risk, which coordinates shareholder engagement and provides support for public policy engagement. INCR’s research has helped shape the agenda for Tri-State CRI, including its work on the “Clean Trillion” related to climate finance, and Ceres’ expertise in transportation, electric utilities, and deforestation has been crucial to Tri-State CRI’s advocacy in these areas.
Many Tri-State CRI members have a commitment to support community investments that provide access to capital to underserved populations. In 1983, members of the Tri-State CRI worked together to respond to an identified need to directly support financing mechanisms for low-income communities and helped to found the Leviticus Fund. Many Tri-State CRI members continue to support the Leviticus Fund as lenders and support projects in the Tri-State area. The Fund provides flexible capital and financial services for the development of affordable housing and community facilities, especially child care centers, throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.