The Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment

Investors Refile Water Pollution Resolution with Tyson Foods

September 14, 2017

For the fourth year in a row, Tri-CRI supported the American Baptist Home Mission Society (ABHMS) in filing a resolution asking Tyson Foods to adopt a comprehensive water stewardship policy. This year the resolution was backed by thirteen co-filers including faith based institutional investors, foundations, and asset managers. It will be considered at the company’s […]



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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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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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About Us

May 19, 2016

The Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment (CRI) is a coalition of Roman Catholic institutional investors primarily located throughout the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut area, with members also located in Colorado and Kansas. Our members are active owners of their portfolio companies and utilize their power as shareholders to work in constructive partnership with […]



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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 applauds Cambell’s Leadership on GMO Labelling

January 14, 2016

The Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment joins the broader Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility community in welcoming Cambell’s announcement that it will begin voluntarily labeling food products containing GMO ingredients.  This decision places Campbell’s in a leadership role in terms of transparency and sustainability in the food sector. Tri-CRI also recognizes the leadership of Cathy […]



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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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Tri-CRI Joins Investors With $2.6 Trillion AUM in Letters to 15 Companies on Water Management

August 19, 2015

The Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment is proud to join over 60 institutional investors in sending letters to 15 food and beverage companies identified as laggards on water management by the recent Ceres report Feeding Ourselves Thirsty. In today’s Ceres press release about the letters, Acting Director Mary Beth Gallagher was quoted on the importance […]



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Tri-CRI Commends ADM For Human Rights Statement

May 2, 2014

Tri-CRI COMMENDS ADM FOR ADOPTING HUMAN RIGHTS STATEMENT Commitment regarding ethical recruitment practices models best practices to safeguard workers in agri-business supply chains Shareholders in Archer Daniels Midland and members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility welcomed the company’s announcement at its general meeting on May 1, 2014 that it had formally adopted a […]



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Pepsi Responds to Shareholder Concerns on GMOs

March 19, 2013

For years, the members of the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment, along with our colleagues at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility have been sounding the alarm regarding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food supply. Increased pesticide and energy use, as well as weed resistance, are among our  concerns. In addition to these environmental factors, […]



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