May 4, 2018, Prescott, Arizona – Sister Judy Byron, OP, and other faith-based investors have struggled for years to end the mass shootings and other forms of gun violence brought on by easy access to guns. Now, Sister Judy – Director of the Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investment and consultant for the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Portfolio Advisory Board – will continue that struggle at the May 9 annual meeting of Sturm Ruger & Company. Stockholders will vote on a resolution written by faith-based investors to request that the weapons company be upfront about its efforts to lessen gun violence.
Read more about the efforts of Sister Judy and other faith-based investors in this article by Claudia Koerner on BuzzFeed News.
February 13, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – Communities of U.S. women religious were among the first organizations and individuals to invest in local communities to help bring about social justice, according to a recent article in Shelterforce. The article includes the work of the Adrian Dominican Sisters through the Portfolio Advisory Board (PAB). The PAB was initiated in 1974 to help the Congregation to discern how to invest in corporations wisely and justly, and then began the practice of granting low-interest loans to nonprofit organizations that benefit communities. Click here to read the article by Dee Walsh. The reference to the PAB can be found under the heading, “Pioneering Efforts.”