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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Water Stewardship

May 23, 2016

Our work on water stewardship primarily focuses on addressing corporate water risk throughout agricultural supply chains. We lead engagements with ADM, Tyson, Hormel, and Hershey on water. Tri-CRI also supports an engagement with Chevron on the impacts of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).  Through these engagements, Tri-State CRI members have advocated for improved corporate water disclosure and […]



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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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Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment Rejoices in Pope Francis’s Encylical, Laudato Si

June 18, 2015

We rejoice in the leadership of our Pope Francis with this clear proclamation in Encyclical ‘Laudato Si’ of the foundational Gospel message, “that all may have life and have it to the full.”  His insights reinforce the calling of the ministry of the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment, to merge investment decisions with social values […]



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May 18th Event: “Just Water: Making Water Visible in Theology and Ethics”

April 23, 2014

One of Tri-CRI’s members, the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, is hosting a lecture on water, specifically the global fresh water crisis. They’ve invited Christiana Peppard, Ph.D, to speak on the water crisis and how we can look to Catholic Social Teaching to consider and respond to this issue. Tri-CRI engages companies on the issue of […]



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The Tri-State Coalition invests for profits and probity

September 18, 2012

  Tri-State Coalition to show documentary on investing By Gwen Orel, for the Montclair Times The words “shareholders” and “churches” may not seem like they belong together, but in order to raise money for missions, retirement funds and pensions, churches are big investors. Churches want those investments to be both profitable and ethical, according to […]



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