The Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment

Investors Urge Banks to Support DAPL Reroute

February 22, 2017

Tri-CRI members joined over 130 investors in signing a statement urging the banks financing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request to reroute the pipeline to avoid treaty territory. Investors highlighted the financial and reputational risks of being associated with a pipeline project that was developed without sufficiently assessing the implications for indigenous […]



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Supporting SRI in Asset Allocation

May 23, 2016

Tri-State CRI members are encouraged to integrate Socially Responsible Investing into their asset allocation. This is supported through clear Investment Guidelines that identify their approach to investing and highlight their values and priorities when it comes to the management of their portfolio. Many members will include issues related to Catholic Social Teaching and justice to […]



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Key Collaborative Partners

May 20, 2016

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 […]



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Public Policy Advocacy

May 19, 2016

Although Tri-State CRI focuses on direct engagement with corporations and investors, we also engage in limited public policy advocacy. Many of the issues that Tri-State CRI focuses on, such as climate change and human trafficking, are systemic in nature, and we recognize that these issues cannot be adequately addressed without changes to public policy. Tri-State […]



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Investor Capacity Building


The Tri-State CRI serves as a resource for its members and supports their education related to implementing socially responsible investing in their investment portfolios. The Coalition supports these efforts by providing services and resources to our members to educate them, inform them of timely opportunities, and encourage them to join shareholder engagements on key issues […]



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ExxonMobil Fails to Block Climate Justice Proposal at the SEC

March 25, 2016

Faith-Based Shareholders Force Vote at ExxonMobil on Moral Imperative of Limiting Global Warming to 2 Degrees Celsius New York, NY, Thursday, March 24, 2016 – As a result of an SEC ruling yesterday, for the first time ExxonMobil shareholders will grapple with the moral and justice implications of climate change, as related to the company’s […]



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Tri-CRI Meets with Cardinal Peter Turkson

March 4, 2016

Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, who was the primary author of Laudato Si’, was in New York this month and we were pleased to have the opportunity to not only, see him speak, but also meet with him.  He was the keynote speaker at a session entitled “Catholics, Capitalism, and the Climate,” […]



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An Eye On COP21 Paris Climate Negotiations

December 2, 2015

As the COP 21 Paris Climate Negotiations begin, Sister Pat Daly is in Paris with many members of the Dominican Order, and they have recently sent a statement to COP 21 delegates (see below).  You can follow their activities here.Tri-CRI members have long engaged ExxonMobil on its position on climate change, encouraging positive actions within […]



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Tri-CRI Launches Petition Asking ExxonMobil To Support the Paris Climate Talks

November 11, 2015

In support of Tri-CRI’s shareholder resolution to ExxonMobil entitled “Acknowledge Moral Imperative to Limit Global Warming to 2°C,” the Coalition has launched a public petition to Exxon asking the company to support the COP21 Paris Climate Negotiations set to begin at the end of this month. As the petition notes, already, ten of ExxonMobil’s peers […]



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Faith-Based Investors Call on ExxonMobil to Acknowledge Moral Imperative of Climate Action

October 26, 2015

Faith-based investors, led by the Sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell, NJ and other members of the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment, filed a shareholder resolution with ExxonMobil on Thursday, October 22 entitled “Acknowledge Moral Imperative to Limit Global Warming to 2°C.” This resolution builds on the growing understanding of what the impacts of climate change […]



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