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Mar 04, 2013, 14:35 ET New Guide Helps Investors Address Human Rights Risks

"Investing the Rights Way" Offers Investors a Practical Tool for Effective Human Rights Due Diligence The Institute for Human Rights and...


Feb 01, 2013, 12:35 ET The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility Issues 2013 Proxy Resolutions and Voting Guide

Investor Coalition Calling for Greater Shareholder Engagement to Accelerate Progress on Critical Issues Such as Climate Change and Anti-Regulatory...


Jan 22, 2013, 13:59 ET Resolutions With Food & Beverage, Chemical Sector Call For Tighter Controls On GMOs

New Crop of Shareholder Proposals Request Labeling of GMO Ingredients and Reporting on Potential Adverse Health Impacts As the Interfaith...


Jan 15, 2013, 13:18 ET Investor Coalition Intensifies Efforts To Increase Shareholder Support Of Climate Change Proposals During 2013 Proxy Season

Increasing pressure, members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility insist that companies respond to the urgent need to reduce...


Oct 11, 2012, 11:11 ET Investors Applaud Hershey's Vow To Source 100% Certified Cocoa By 2020

Move to certify entire product line seen as significant step to eradicate trafficking and forced child labor on cocoa farms and plantations...


Oct 01, 2012, 16:12 ET Sr. Simone Campbell Of NETWORK, Bob Edgar Of Common Cause And Randy Cohen Of People Place Thing To Be Featured Speakers At ICCR's Annual Event

As election nears, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility to convene thought leaders from the disciplines of faith, policy and media to...


Sep 18, 2012, 15:53 ET Shareholders Applaud McDonald's Move to List Calorie Information on Menus

Decision in advance of federal requirement seen as important step to help address obesity epidemic.  Today members of the Interfaith...


Jul 11, 2012, 15:36 ET Aetna's Failure To Disclose Gifts To Tax-exempt Groups May Violate 2007 Shareholder Agreement, Say Members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

Investors Cite Lack of Compliance with Previous Agreement to Report on Company Contributions to Groups Opposing Health Care Reform...


Jun 28, 2012, 16:26 ET Faith-Based Investors Applaud U.S. Supreme Court's Reaffirmation of the Affordable Care Act

Citing Access and Affordability as an Immutable Human Right, Members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility Welcome Resolution of the...


Apr 25, 2012, 09:27 ET Walmart Investors Voice Deep Concerns over Bribery Allegations

Shareholders Identified Company's "Aggressive and Competitive" Growth Strategies as Lacking Ethical Standards in a 1999 Letter to Management....


Feb 03, 2012, 12:24 ET The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility Issues 2012 Proxy Resolutions and Voting Guide

Assessing Risk and Social Impacts of Lobbying, Foreclosures and Fracking are Key Issues this Season  With increasing attention...


Jan 30, 2012, 10:52 ET Faith Based Investors Team Up with Indy Law Enforcement to Tackle Human Trafficking at Super Bowl

  Women religious, shareholders amplify efforts of Indianapolis police to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation during Super Bowl...


Sep 19, 2011, 17:29 ET The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility Celebrates Four Decades of Action

Pioneer organization in shareholder advocacy to commemorate 40th year at annual South Street Seaport event After a year of reflection and...


Jun 27, 2011, 05:00 ET Investor Statement Urges Business to "Do its Part" to Make Modern Day Slavery History

27 Corporate Leaders in 6 High Risk Sectors are Urged by Global Investor Coalition to Institute Policies to Eradicate Human Trafficking and Modern...


May 18, 2011, 11:25 ET Investor Coalition Calls on Companies to Adopt Vigorous Policies to Protect Against Human Trafficking Violations in Supply Chains

Formal Human Rights Policies Incorporating Increased Vigilance and Training Viewed as Essential to Guard Against Material and Reputational Risk....


Apr 27, 2011, 14:47 ET Dramatic Price Increases in Brand Name Drugs Spur Shareholders to Action

Investors from the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) say new policies are needed to reign in drug costs As the skyrocketing...


Apr 20, 2011, 11:26 ET Interfaith Investor Group Urges Fed and Top Banks to Restore Public Confidence in Financial System

Citing Widespread Confidence Loss in U.S. Banks, Members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility Advance Shareholder Proposals at...


Mar 18, 2011, 15:18 ET Investors Commend Delta Airways for Efforts to Stop the Trafficking of Children

Members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility Applaud Delta for its leadership in adopting the Tourism Code of Conduct (The Code)...


Nov 11, 2010, 10:30 ET Faith-Based Organizations Issue a Holiday Investment Advisory: Inflated Commodities May Contribute to World Hunger

Citing price volatility as a potential catalyst for another "food bubble," ICCR urges CalSTRS and other large institutional investors to reconsider...


Oct 26, 2010, 11:55 ET Investor Coalition to Board Members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Chamber's Attack Ads on Health Care Put Shareholders at Risk

In Run-Up to Mid-Term Elections, Concerns Mount Over Anonymous Spending by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. A coalition of 36 institutional...


Sep 30, 2010, 05:00 ET Toxic Toys - Investors Call on Toys R Us to Phase Out and Label

Investors Warned: Don't Participate in IPO Until Toys "R" Us Phases Out Toxic PVC Toys. A coalition of over 20 investors released an open letter...


Dec 04, 2006, 00:00 ET Faith-Based Investors Applaud the Automotive Industry's Collaborative Project to Advance Workplace Human Rights

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility members applauds the collaborative project by...


Sep 26, 2005, 01:00 ET Interfaith Center On Corporate Responsibility Launches EthVest(SM) Database, Powerful On-Line Resource For Investors, Financial Analysts & Corporate Management

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) today launched EthVest(SM), its new online database...


Nov 22, 2004, 00:00 ET Holiday Shopping Season Warning: 10 Most Violent Video Games to be Targeted by Concerned Groups

NEW YORK CITY, Nov. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Groups led by the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) will warn parents and grandparents...


May 28, 2003, 01:00 ET Clear Message: Southern is Now the 3rd U.S. Electric Power Co. to See Global Warming Vote Top 20 Percent During 2003 Proxy Season

ATLANTA, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2003 annual meeting season will be remembered as one in which millions of institutional investor shares were...