Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

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The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) is an association advocating for corporate social responsibility.[1] Its 300 member organizations comprise faith communities, asset managers, unions, pensions, NGOs and other investors. ICCR members engage hundreds of corporations annually in an effort to foster greater corporate accountability. ICCR's members file shareholder resolutions on issues such as climate change, human rights, corporate governance, financial practices, and other social and environmental concerns. The organization was founded in 1971.

Members[edit]

ICCR members include faith communities, asset management companies, labor unions, pension funds, NGOs, and college and university endowment funds.

Corporate targets[edit]

In any given year, members of ICCR file roughly 300 shareholder resolutions at hundreds of American corporations across multiple industries.

ICCR also owns the EthVest database of shareholder resolutions.[2]

In the 1980s, ICCR was active in the campaign for disinvestment from South Africa in protest of Apartheid.

Issues of concern[edit]

Shareholder resolutions span a wide range of issues. In recent years, the most active issues have included climate change; human rights including topics such as human trafficking, food safety and sustainability, water sustainability, and the affordability of medicines;[3] corporate lobbying and corporate political contributions; corporate governance; financial practices and risk;[4] and gun control.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.iccr.org/investors-see-proposed-rollback-methane-regs-threat-long-term-viability-oil-gas-sector
  2. ^ Institutional Shareowner, October 04, 2005 - ICCR Online Database Eases Access to Information on Shareowner Resolutions, by William Baue
  3. ^ Loftus, Peter (2017-03-01). "Drug Companies Block Shareholder Votes on Price Transparency Proposals". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2017-06-13.
  4. ^ Cowley, Stacy (2017-03-16). "Wells Fargo Leaders Reaped Lavish Pay Even as Account Scandal Unfolded". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-06-13.

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