The Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment

Shifting Gears Initiative: Year In Review

March 22, 2019

Members of the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment are leveraging our collective power and voice as faith-based and responsible investors to engage with automotive companies in our portfolios to encourage respect for human rights and human dignity through the Shifting Gears initiative. Launched in January 2018, our campaign aims to improve human rights performance of […]



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Shifting Gears Campaign

March 1, 2018

Tri-CRI Members Encourage Auto Companies to Tackle Human Rights in the Supply Chain The Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment members are using our voice as faith-based and responsible investors to engage with our portfolio companies in the automotive sector as part of a new initiative called Shifting Gears: Accelerating Human Rights in the Auto Sector.  We recognize […]



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Shareholder Campaign to Eradicate Forced Labor Yields Multiple Corporate Commitments

August 9, 2017

Original Press Release posted by ICCR at http://www.iccr.org/shareholder-campaign-eradicate-forced-labor-yields-multiple-corporate-commitments Five corporations across high-risk sectors pledge to include “no fees” ethical recruitment provisions in supplier codes of conduct to safeguard migrant workers. NEW YORK, NY, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9th, 2017 – Members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), a coalition of faith and values investors, today announced breakthroughs […]



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Launch of Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

March 13, 2017

The Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment welcomes the launch of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, a tool investors can use to inform shareholder engagements related to human rights in the supply chain. The pilot report assesses 98 companies from three key sectors, including agricultural products, apparel, and extractives. 100 different performance indicators across six measurement themes were used to rank […]



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Tri-State CRI Submits Public Comment on Definition of “Recruitment Fees”

July 12, 2016

As part of our work to advance human rights and ethical recruitment in global corporate supply chains, the Tri-State Coalition was pleased to have the opportunity to submit a comment on the definition of “Recruitment Fees” for the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) on Combating Trafficking in Persons. The FAR prohibits government contractors from charging employees recruitment […]



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Food Justice

May 23, 2016

Tri-State CRI takes a holistic approach to promoting food justice and sustainable agriculture, working to address both the environmental and social aspects of sustainable food production. Our current focus areas include antibiotics in meat production, deforestation and ethical recruitment, food waste, and increasing access to nutrition. Antibiotics Focus Company – Hormel Foods As consumer and […]



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Human Rights in the Supply Chain


Coalition members seek to promote respect for human rights throughout corporate operations, including in owned and operated facilities and throughout their global supply chains.  This work includes encouraging companies to assess human rights risks that are relevant to their operations and to adopt a Human Rights Policy that applies throughout their operations and is included […]



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Our Issues

May 20, 2016

Current Priority Issues: Tri-CRI 2018-2019 Engagement Priorities Climate & Environmental Justice Tri-CRI has engaged in shareholder advocacy on climate change since the early 1990s, raising a prophetic voice about this emerging crisis. Climate Change is a fundamental challenge to society, presenting enormous financial risks and a compelling moral imperative to mitigate its negative impacts, especially on […]



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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-CRI Welcomes ADM’s First Progress Reports on No Deforestation, No Exploitation Policy Implementation

December 7, 2015

The Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment welcomes the release of ADM’s first progress reports on the implementation of its No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation policy for both palm oil and soy. Implementation of these policies, which complement ADM’s Human Rights Policy adopted after engagement by Tri-CRI, has followed a four step process, as the […]



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