Responsible Investing

Faith-based investing committee releases data on progress of climate change discussions

In response to its directive from the 222nd General Assembly, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) has come up with a new way of measuring the progress it makes with companies engaged in conversations around environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

Principles of investing

If you’re fortunate to have a 401(k) or IRA but know little about investments, chances are you spend a minimal amount of time reviewing your quarterly statement — a quick glance at the numbers to see if they’re up or down. But do you really know where your hard-earned dollars go?

Office of Faith-Based Investing releases new video

The Office of Faith-Based Investing is releasing a new video that helps describe the church’s ongoing conversations with corporations. The video will be posted online and shown to churches and organizations across the country.

Principles of investing

MRTI implements the General Assembly’s policies on socially responsible investing by engaging companies in which the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) owns stock.

MRTI urges Phillips 66 to reconsider DAPL investment

The Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) committee of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) submitted a shareholder resolution to the Phillips 66 Corporation on November 22 urging it to reconsider its investment guidelines as they pertain to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and future projects.

Presbyterian Board of Pensions meets in Indianapolis

The Board of Directors for the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) gathered here last week (October 26-29) for its fall meeting. New board members, approved by the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the PC(USA), received orientation prior to committee and business sessions.

MRTI recommends focused engagement with companies

The 222nd General Assembly will hear a recommendation to continue engagement with fossil fuel companies on climate change when it meets in the coming weeks. The committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) is making the recommendation following lengthy discussions with companies and filing shareholder resolutions, saying progress is being made.