June 28, 2018, San Rafael, California – In a talk last month at the Dominican Sisters Center in San Rafael, Adrian Dominican Sister Corinne Florek, OP, spoke of the socially responsible investment of Congregations such as the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael. The San Rafael Dominicans are one of eight communities of women religious who invest through the Religious Communities Investment Fund (RCIF), directed by Sister Corinne. In her talk, Sister Corinne explained the social justice benefits of the RCIF, which invests in non-profit organizations that address the needs of low-income people. The Adrian Dominican Sisters perform a similar ministry of socially responsible investment through its Portfolio Advisory Board, of which Sister Corinne is a consultant.
Read the entire article by Christina Gray in the San Francisco Catholic.
May 22, 2018, Seattle, Washington – While gun violence continues, particularly in U.S. schools, Sister Judy Byron, OP, and other faith-based investors have led successful efforts to urge gun manufacturers to improve gun safety. As stockholders in gun manufacturer Sturm Ruger, Sister Judy and other faith-based investors proposed a shareholder resolution calling on the company to be transparent in the use of its guns in gun violence and in the company’s efforts toward gun safety. In spite of the company’s opposition, the resolution passed. Sister Judy is the director of the Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investments and a consultant for the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Portfolio Advisory Board. Read the entire article by Danny Westneat in The Seattle Times.