Partners and Resources
Dominican Sisters are in partnership with a variety of organizations that
share our goals and vision to make corporations socially responsible.
They include the following:
Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center (IPJC) www.ipjc.org The Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center promotes just structures in the church and in the world, with a particular focus on the Pacific Northwest. IPJC is sponsored by 17 religious communities and collaborates with Catholic, ecumenical, interfaith and other organizations in carrying out this mission. The Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investment, one of the Center's programs, works in collaboration with the Portfolio Advisory Board in its corporate responsibility activities. The Adrian Dominican Sisters are one of the Center's sponsors.
1216 NE 65th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) www.iccr.org
A national coalition of 275 faith-based institutional investors, including
denominations, religious communities, pension funds, healthcare corporations, foundations
and dioceses with a combined portfolio worth an estimated $100 billion. They
merge social values with investment decisions and utilize their investments
and resources to change unjust, harmful corporate policies, and to work for
peace, economic justice and stewardship of the Earth. The Adrian Dominican
Sisters have been an active member of ICCR since 1976.
457 Riverside Dr., Room 1842
New York, NY 10115
The Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility (ECCR)
ECCR is a coalition in association with the Council of Churches for Britain and Ireland.
P.O. Box 500
Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras (CJM)
The Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras is a tri-national coalition of religious, environmental, labor, Latino and women's organizations that seek to pressure U.S. transnational corporations to adopt socially responsible practices within the maquiladora (Mexican corporation) industry, and to ensure a safe environment along the U.S.-Mexico border, safe work conditions inside the maquiladora plants, and a fair standard of living for the industry's workers. The central vehicle for achieving these goals is the Maquiladora Standards of Conduct.
530 Bandera Road
San Antonio,TX 78228
for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES) (www.ceres.org)
CERES is a coalition of investors, public pension funds, foundations,
labor unions, and environmental, religious and public interest groups,
working in partnership with companies toward the common goal of corporate
environmental responsibility worldwide. CERES is the institutional home
of the CERES Principles and the creator and secretariat of the Global
St. 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02116-3411
Agbios is Canadian company with expertise in risk assessment of biotechnology products. The web site has a news section with continuous updates on developments in national and international biotechnology developments.
Agribusiness Accountability Initiative (www.agribusinessaccountability.org)
Co-sponsored by the Center of Concern and the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, this initiative challenges corporate control of food.
Corporate Accountability Project
Center of Concern
1225 Otis Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017
Center of Concern (www.igc.org/coc)
Since 1971, the Center of Concern has worked with international networks promoting social analysis, theological reflection, policy analysis, political advocacy, research and public education on issues of global development including global women's projects, peace, social justice, food security, human rights, racial justice and rethinking Bretton Woods.
Center of Concern
1225 Otis St. NE
Washington, DC 20017
Consumer Policy Institute (www.consumersunion.org)
The Consumer Policy Institute at the Consumers Unions headquarters in Yonkers, New York, promotes the consumer's interests through research and education projects, conferences, policy papers, and comment on legislative and regulatory initiatives.
101 Truman Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10703-1057
Co-op America (www.coopamerica.org)
This web site leads to the Social Investment Forum with information on socially responsible mutual funds. Co-op America is a national nonprofit education organization, which has worked with consumers, investors and businesses for over 17 years, to grow the socially responsible marketplace. Co-op America has over 50,000 individual members and 2,000 business members. Co-op America is the publisher of National Green Pages.
1612 K St. NW, #600
Washington, DC 20006
An alternative news source for American farmers.
Domini Social Investments (www.domini.com)
Domini Social Investments expresses its ideals, and uses its capital in three basic ways: social screening, shareholder activism and community development. Domini votes all of its proxies according to principles of social responsibility, publishes its annual proxy voting guidelines, and publicly discloses all of its proxy votes. Domini engages corporations in dialogue on social issues, and occasionally files shareholder resolutions to place these issues on the proxy ballot.
Domini Social Investments
P.O. Box 60494
King of Prussia, PA 19406-0494
Economic Policy Institute (www.epinet.org)
The mission of the Economic Policy Institute is to provide high-quality research and education in order to promote a prosperous, fair and sustainable economy. The Institute stresses real-world analysis and a concern for the living standards of working people, and it makes its findings accessible to the general public, the media, and policy makers.
Families USA (www.familiesusa.org/index.html)
Families USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans. Families USA has worked at the national, state, and community levels for over 20 years.
1201 New York Ave
Washington, DC 20005
Health Care Without Harm (www.noharm.org)
Health Care Without Harm, the Campaign for Environmentally Responsible Health Care, has a mission to transform the health care industry worldwide, without compromising patient safety or care, so that it is ecologically sustainable and no longer a source of harm to public health and the environment.
Investor Network on Climate Risk (www.incr.com)
A network of institutional investors and financial institutions dedicated to promoting better understanding of the financial risks and investment opportunities posed by climate change.
Investor Network on Climate Risk
c/o Ceres, Inc.
99 Chauncy Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Jubilee USA Network (www.jubilieeusa.org)
A part of the international movement calling for cancellation of the unpayable debt of the world's poorest countries under a fair and transparent process.
222 East Capitol St., NE
Washington, DC 20003-1036
Kaiser Network (www.kaisernetwork.org)
Daily updates on key health policy issues including Medicaid, Medicare, prescription drugs, global HIV/AIDS, health insurance, the uninsured. Sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
National Catholic Rural Life Conference (www.ncrlc.com)
The National Catholic Rural Life Conference is a membership organization that serves the mission of the Church by communicating a Catholic perspective and urging public action on rural life and environmental issues.
National Catholic Rural Life Conference
4625 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50310
National Institute on Media and the Family (www.mediafamily.org)
Since 1996, the Institute has been examining the impact of electronic media on families and provides resources for making informed choices.
National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) (www.nrdc.org)
An environmental action organization working on clean air and energy, global warming, wildlife protection, and the environment.
40 W. 20th St.
New York, NY 10011
Our Stolen Future (www.ourstolenfuture.org)
The web site of the authors of the book Our Stolen Future, which provides regular updates about cutting-edge science related to endocrine disruption; information about ongoing policy debates; as well as new suggestions about what you can do as a consumer and citizen to minimize risks related to hormonally-disruptive contaminants.
The Clean Car Campaign (www.cleancarcampaign.org)
A national campaign promoting the development and sale of advanced technology vehicles that meet a high clean-car standard. It also works to support public policies that will be needed to motivate automakers to invest in vehicle designs and production processes that progressively reduce the adverse environmental impacts of their industry and its products.
Union of Concerned Scientists (www.ucsusa.org)
A partnership of citizens and scientists working to preserve health, protect safety and enhance quality of life since 1969.
Union of Concerned Scientists
Two Brattle Square
Cambridge, MA 02238-9105
Risk Metrics (www.riskmetrics.com)
Risk Metrics has acquired Institutional Shareholder Services, which provides research, proxy voting services, and analysis of proxy issues, including social resolution votes and trends
One Chase Manhattan Plaza
New York, NY 10005