Overview and Mission
"To advocate for and effect changes in unjust corporate decisions and values which hinder the reconciliation of the world to God."
The National Jesuit Committee on Investment Responsibility (NJCIR) advocates for corporate behavior consistent with Catholic social teaching, through dialogues with corporations, shareholder resolutions and proxy voting.
The National Jesuit Committee on Investment Responsibility (NJCIR) promotes social change in corporate practices through shareholder engagement. Faith-informed socially responsible investment (SRI) is a work of structural justice (GC 35, D 3, n 28). In light of Jesuit apostolic preferences, the NJCIR identifies social and economic justice priorities and collaborates with other religious institutional investors to advocate for corporate social responsibility. We strive to support internationally recognized norms for community and economic sustainability, environmental justice and human rights, and we present the fiduciary case that Catholic social teaching principles (such as respect for human life, environmental stewardship, sustainable development, rights of workers and communities) best serve the interest of all stakeholders and therefore preserve shareholder value. NJCIR respectfully engages selected companies on issues in which we have proficiency, interest and capacity.
Faith-informed socially responsible investment (SRI) is a work of structural justice.1 The NJCIR seeks to increase the participation, prayerful solidarity and awareness of SRI at Jesuit-sponsored institutions and among our friends and public. As active shareholders, the NJCIR expresses to corporations the concerns and experiences of Jesuits and religious communities who witness the social impacts of multinational corporations both here and abroad.