About our relationship with Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
We believe that staying at the table and applying pressure from the inside as equity owners - along with our ecumenical partners - is how we best affect change and express our beliefs and values. One of the important ways we do this is through membership in the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR).
Founded in 1971, ICCR is an ecumenical association of over 300 global institutional investors representing over $400 billion in assets that advocates for corporate social responsibility. Members not only include faith-based organizations, but asset management firms, unions, foundations and more.
As a member of ICCR, Pension Fund has access to research, opinions, and proxy voting recommendations for the companies where we own an equity stake. In addition, we have other resources which provide a wealth of additional information on even more environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. This allows us to make informed proxy votes which combine both our faith and moral values with responsible corporate management.