The Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment

Celebrating ICCR Legacy Award Recipients Sr. Pat Daly and Fr. Michael Crosby

September 29, 2017

On September 28, 2017, Sr. Pat Daly, OP and the late Fr. Michael Crosby, OFM Cap were recognized for their lifetime contributions to the socially responsible investment movement as recipients of the 2017 ICCR Legacy Award. The awards ceremony took place at the ICCR Special Event, titled “Taking the High Road: The Business Case for […]



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ExxonMobil Investors Make History with Majority Vote on Climate Risk Disclosure (Ceres Press Release)

May 31, 2017

Investors claimed a historic win today at ExxonMobil’s annual meeting with a majority vote in favor of a shareholder proposal calling on the oil and gas giant to assess and disclose how it is preparing its business for the transition to a low-carbon future. The proposal was hotly contested as Exxon’s management fought to sway […]



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Faith investors mobilize to press ExxonMobil to address climate change

May 30, 2017

After decades of engagement, faith groups anticipate a tipping point on climate resolution at tomorrow’s annual shareholder meeting. NEW YORK, NY – Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 – To galvanize greater investor support and attention for one of the proxy season’s most anticipated votes, nearly three dozen faith-based investors – all members of the Interfaith Center […]



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Investors Send Strong Signal to Southern Company with 46% Vote: Align Operations with Low-Carbon Future

May 24, 2017

Investors Send Strong Signal to Southern Company: Align Operations with Low-Carbon Future In an important climate-related vote today, 46% of its shareholders asked The Southern Company (SO) to report on how it plans to align its business operations with a 2 degrees Celsius global warming scenario, up from 34% last year. The shareholder proposal was filed […]



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Sr. Pat Daly Actively Invites Confluence Members to Join in Shareholder Advocacy on Climate Change

March 31, 2017

(Article originally published by Confluence Philanthropy) Tim Smith, Confluence Advisor Member and Director of ESG Shareowner Engagement at Walden Asset Management, reports back from Sister Pat Daly’s keynote presentation at Confluence’s 2017 Annual Practitioners Gathering. Tim is a member of the steering committee for Confluence’s Active Owners Working Group, dedicated to helping funders and investors work together to […]



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Investors Renew Call on Exxon to Address Climate Risk

February 23, 2017

Coalition Representing $4 Trillion in Assets Asks Exxon How It Will Be Impacted by a Lower Carbon Future Original Press Release from the Office of the New York State Comptroller available here A coalition of institutional investors, led by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, as trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund […]



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Investors View Solid Support for Climate Proposals at ExxonMobil/Chevron AGMs as Wake-Up Call for Industry

May 25, 2016

CEOs Tillerson and Watson remain bullish on fossil fuels in spite of mounting pressure from institutional investors calling for alternative, more sustainable energy pathways. NEW YORK, NY, WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016 – ICCR members who have long advocated for climateconscious business planning at oil and gas giants ExxonMobil and Chevron, pushed for climate action through […]



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Tri-State CRI Encouraged by Strong Support at ExxonMobil Annual Meeting


In a rebuke of ExxonMobil’s Board and Management, at today’s annual meeting 18.5% of ExxonMobil shareholders representing around $69 billion in Exxon shares voted to support Tri-State CRI’s resolution calling for Exxon to acknowledge the moral imperative to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius or less. Faith based investors welcome this strong signal from […]



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Shareholders to Southern Company: Transition from Coal to Low-Carbon Business Model


One-third of Southern Company Shareholders Vote for Climate Resolutions By As You Sow and Tri-State Coalition   Atlanta – May 25, 2016 – Shareholder resolutions filed at Southern Company by shareholder advocacy group, As You Sow, and faith-based investor coalition, the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment (“Tri-State CRI”) sent Southern Company’s Board and management a strong message: the […]



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Lobbying & Political Spending

May 24, 2016

In line with Tri-State CRI’s concerns with the role of corporations in society at large, we support efforts to increase transparency in corporate lobbying and political spending. This is of particular concern since the 2010 Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United, which removed most legal restrictions on corporate political spending.  Beyond political spending, corporations influence […]



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