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RENEW Attends Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility Conference

By Emily Ziethen | Mon Oct 20 2014
RENEW’s Laura Davis recently attended a national conference titled “Weathering the Storm”, hosted by the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR).
ICCR is a coalition of over 300 faith-based and socially responsible institutional investors who collectively represent more than $100 billion in invested capital, and work in coalition to promote more just and sustainable corporate practices.
This event aimed to engage ICCR members and multinational corporations to support and promote greater awareness of their impacts on global food and water supplies, climate change, human rights, public health and access to safe and affordable credit, among other issues. Several hundred people from around the U.S. attended the conference, which was sponsored by Rockefeller & Co., Goldman Sachs, Walmart and a variety of other corporations who care about the environment, good sourcing practices and their organization's carbon footprint.
Laura was encouraged to learn that there is indeed a large community of religious-based financiers who care about environmental and social impact, and who are looking to invest in companies and opportunities that align with these values. Founded in the 1970s, ICCR has been a forerunner in the impact investment movement. Today, this coalition and other organizations, such as RENEW, are using private investment as a powerful catalyst for social change.

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