The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) urges divestment and/or proscription of some corporations due to their involvement in military-related production (MR), tobacco (TO), human rights violations (HR), and operating for-profit prisons (FPP). This file contains a comprehensive list of corporations or securities affected by those General Assembly policies.
The Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) met on February 8, 2013, and reviewed shareholder resolutions being submitted to corporations for their 2013 Annual Meetings. These resolutions concern social and ethical issues related to the corporations’ business operations and policies. MRTI adopted recommendations on voting of proxies in support or opposition to these resolutions,… Read more »
Read this letter from the National Middle Eastern Presbyterian Caucus (NMEPC) that calls on the 220th General Assembly to divest all Presbyterian funds from companies that profit from the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and to pass the overture on apartheid.
Divestment Strategy: Principles and Criteria (1984). This General Assembly study of the moral grounds for selling securities examines trusteeship and the interplay of integrity, effectiveness, and church purposes (including solidarity). It followed Military-Related Investment Guidelines (1982) and preceded the 1985 “selective, phased” divestment of securities in firms supporting apartheid in South Africa.
Approved by MRTI, September 9, 2011; pending approval by GAMC The 2004 General Assembly instructed the Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) to begin a process of “phased, selective divestment” related to corporations doing business in Israel. Following the assembly, MRTI initiated a process consistent with General Assembly (GA) policy. First, MRTI reviewed the… Read more »
A full report of the August 1995 Presbyterian Panel questionnaire, developed in cooperation with the Mission Responsibility Through Investment office. This report covers issues related to individual and congregation socially-responsibile investment and ethical issues in the workplace.
A summary of the August 1995 Presbyterian Panel questionnaire, developed in cooperation with the Mission Responsibility Through Investment office. This summary covers issues related to individual and congregation socially-responsibile investment and ethical issues in the workplace.