The Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment

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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Investors are Encouraged to Support Shareholder Proposals at Southern Company

May 23, 2016

The Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment is encouraging shareholders to vote in favor of shareholder proposals at the May 25th Annual General Meeting of The Southern Company.  Tri-State CRI supported the drafting and filing of Item 9 on the proxy, which was filed by the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth and 10 co-filers, who […]



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Climate Change

May 20, 2016

The Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment has engaged in shareholder advocacy on climate change since the early -1990s, raising a prophetic voice about this emerging risk. Since that time, the science has only become clearer: Climate Change is a fundamental challenge to society, presenting enormous financial risks and a compelling moral imperative to mitigate its […]



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Our Issues


Current Priority Issues: Climate Change Climate Change remains a top priority for Tri-State CRI shareholder engagement, focusing on the oil and gas, utility, and automotive sectors. The Paris Climate Accord has been a dominant topic, shaping conversations around long-term business planning for low-carbon scenarios as well as engagement on public policy. With the release of Pope […]



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Report Back From AGMs: Investors Press CEO to Acknowledge Climate Risks

May 27, 2015

Shareholder proposals to adopt Greenhouse Gas reduction goals were put forward at Exxon Mobil and Chevron on May 27th.  The proposal at Exxon received 9.6% of the vote in support and at Chevron received 9% in support. Proponents are disappointed by this result, particularly given the urgency of action to address climate change and the […]



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On Eve Of Shareholder Meetings at ExxonMobil and Chevron, Global Investors Demanding Bolder Action on Climate Change

May 26, 2015

Press Release Public and faith-based investors representing over $1 trillion will urge oil & gas giants to live up to their stated visions as energy companies of the future by driving the transition to a low-carbon economy. NEW YORK, NY, TUESDAY, MAY 26TH, 2015 – As members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility and […]



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Tri-CRI Launches Proxy Voting Declaration Platform for Exxon and Chevron GHG Goal Resolutions

May 6, 2015

The Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) have organized a process for asset owners and fund managers to declare their intention to vote in support of the shareholder proposals to set greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals ahead of the Exxon Mobil and Chevron Annual General Meetings, both […]



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Tri-CRI and Fellow Investors File with ExxonMobil and Chevron on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

December 15, 2014

As part of ongoing corporate engagement on climate change, the Tri-State Coalition led 47 investors, including state pension funds, faith-based investors, healthcare systems, foundations, and socially responsible asset managers, including 9 investor members of the Coalition, in filing a shareholder resolution with ExxonMobil urging the company to adopt greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals for its […]



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Ford wins over critics with greenhouse pledge

March 11, 2011

Reuters DETROIT, April 9 (Reuters) – A group of activist investors including the state of Connecticut on Wednesday dropped a campaign targeting Ford Motor Co (F.N) after the No. 2 U.S. automaker detailed plans for cutting greenhouse gas emissions over the next 12 years. Ford’s action made it the first U.S. automaker to spell out […]



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Chevron Corp. Makes Breakthrough on Tracking Carbon Emissions, Shareholders Withdraw Greenhouse Gas Resolution

May 26, 2009

Chevron Action Contrasted with “Recalcitrance” at ExxonMobil (XOM) as Company Becomes First U.S. Super-major to Agree to Separately Track Carbon Content of Products DALLAS, TX///May 26, 2009///On the eve of the Chevron and ExxonMobil annual meetings, the Sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell, NJ, a faith-based institutional investor and member of the Interfaith Center on […]



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