In a recent article published by the Catholic News Service, Katie McCloskey outlines some of the long-term strategies UCF has used to pressure companies to cease operating in — and profiting from — Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.
United Church Funds lent its voice to a strongly worded letter to Duke Energy’s Board of Directors, advising them to investigate the weaknesses that led to the devastating Dan River Coal Ash Spill. Led by the Nathan Cummings Institute, a fellow … Continue »
Securities and Exchange Commissioner Daniel Gallagher recently decried the corporate time and energy spent responding to shareholder proposals. In addition to indicating his belief that political spending resolutions were superfluous, Commissioner Gallagher made it clear that he believed the SEC … Continue »
Hershey’s First Certified Product Available Across the U.S. After announcing its commitment to source 100% certified cocoa by 2020, The Hershey Company released its first certified product, Hershey’s Bliss® late last year. This is a great step in the right direction … Continue »
Under new guidelines proposed by federal financial institutions, ‘payday loan’ vendors and national banks offering similar products may be required to protect the very targets of their high-interest loans. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Office of the … Continue »
Since Hershey’s announced its goal last year to source 100% certified sustainable cocoa by 2020, the company has made strategic efforts to indicate it is well on track to fulfilling its commitment. In a recent discussion with the much-loved chocolate … Continue »
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is discussing potential strategies to ensure transparency in political spending by US listed public corporations. The move comes after a 400% increase in political spending in last year’s presidential election – 600 billion of … Continue »
After announcing its commitment to source 100% certified cocoa by 2020, The Hershey Company released its first certified product, Hershey’s Bliss® late last year. This is a great step in the right direction and hopefully an indication of the company’s intention … Continue »
The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility recently released Guidelines for Responsible Investing in Food Commodities. While these views are not necessarily those of UCF, it is a helpful way to learn more about attitudes in this investing space.
After nearly two years, the SEC has made a final ruling on its implementation of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act’s mandate for companies to disclose whether their products contain tin, tantalum, tungsten, or gold derived from mines in the conflict-torn … Continue »