The Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment

Investors Score a Meaty Win for Clean Water

June 7, 2017

Original blog post published by Ceres Last week, Tyson Foods announced it was partnering with the World Resources Institute (WRI) to set targets to reduce water and greenhouse gas impacts in its operations and supply chain. This is big news, coming as it is from the largest poultry player in the U.S., which has had […]



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Extractive Industries

May 23, 2016

Tri-State CRI engages corporations in the mining sector on behalf of clients to encourage them to assess and address risks related to mining operations.  This includes issues related to Free Prior and Informed Consent, indigenous peoples rights, water use, water contamination, and appropriate consultation with impacted communities. Companies engaged in this area include: Newmont Mining […]



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Environmental Health


Our shareholder engagement also addresses the environmental health and justice impacts of corporate operations. This may relate to contamination of waterways, toxins in materials, or justice implications related to plant and facility siting. Engagement with GE, PCBs and the Hudson River For over 40 years, General Electric disposed of at least 1.3 million pounds of […]



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Water Stewardship


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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Executive Committee & Staff

May 19, 2016

Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment is a membership organization with an Executive Committee that functions as a Board of Directors. Staff



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About Us


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 Letter Calls on GE to Complete Cleanup of the Hudson River

September 1, 2015

On August 21, the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment sent a letter to General Electric urging the company to fully complete the cleanup of the Hudson River: “As shareholders in GE, our Coalition has long been involved in encouraging our company to take full and complete responsibility for the contamination caused by the disposal into […]



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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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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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Chevron Unresponsive to Calls for Improved Risk Measurement in Fracking Operations, Say Investors

February 19, 2013

Citing growing impatience with the intractability of fossil fuel companies in addressing environmental and social risks, members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility view 2013 as watershed year for the industry and its investors. NEW YORK, NY///February 19, 2013///As the fossil fuel industry comes under heightened scrutiny from both politicians and the public, investors […]



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