The Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment

Tri-CRI Comment to EPA on Clean Water Rule

September 27, 2017

Echoing our longstanding engagements with companies in a broad range of sectors on addressing water risk in operations and supply chains, the Tri-State CRI submitted a public comment to the EPA opposing the proposal to repeal the Clean Water Rule. See our comment below:   September 27, 2017 Ms. Donna Downing Office of Water (4504-T) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Washington, […]



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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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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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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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Tri-CRI Encourages Vote FOR Water Policy Resolution at Tyson Foods

February 3, 2017

The Tyson Foods Annual General Meeting is coming up on February 9th and Tri-CRI encourages shareholders to vote FOR the resolution asking the company to adopt a “Policy to Address Water Impacts of Business Operations and Suppliers”. The American Baptist Home Mission Society is the lead filer and six ICCR members co-filed the resolution. Overview […]



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Water Stewardship

May 23, 2016

Water is integral to all life on Earth and responsible water stewardship within corporations is essential to protect this scarce resource.  Members of the Tri-State Coalition have long engaged companies on mitigating the negative impacts of business operations on water quality, promoting respect for the Human Right to Water, and encouraging companies to take steps […]



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Our Issues

May 20, 2016

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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Key Collaborative Partners


Tri-State CRI works with a number of other investors through coalitions in order to amplify our shareholder advocacy for systemic change. In particular, Tri-State CRI has been a member of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) for decades, starting with the movement of faith-based investors using shareholder advocacy to help address Apartheid in South […]



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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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