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Using our Congregation's investments and shareholder actions to work for "change through justice."
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Portfolio Advisory Board (PAB)

Since it was established 40 years ago, the Portfolio Advisory Board (PAB) has played an integral role in the Adrian Dominican Congregation’s work for justice, peace, and care of creation.Our 2015 publication, "Celebrating 40 Years of Socially Responsible Investing," highlights the critical work we have done in the arena. Through socially responsible investing, the Congregation strives to put its money where its values are (see the Wall Street Journal's article, "Sustainable Investing: A Defense," for more on this social justice practice).

The Adrian Dominican Sisters have been among the pioneers in the area of socially responsible investing. The Congregation has been a long-time collaborator in the field with other faith-based organizations through the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility (ICCR).

 

Contact Us

Portfolio Advisory Board
Adrian Dominican Sisters
1257 E. Siena Heights Drive
Adrian, Michigan 49221
Phone: (517) 266-3523

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The Portfolio Advisory Board pursues two key strategies in helping to bring about economic justice and live out the Congregation's Mission:

 

Corporate Responsibility

The PAB monitors the Congregation's investments and engages in shareholder activity on matters of justice (encouraging corporations that we invest in to be fair and responsible to workers, customers, and the environment)

Results:

  • Made Hasbro toys safer
  • Increased access to HIV/AIDS medicines
  • Removed genetically modified ingredients from Cheerios cereal
  • Eliminated hormone-treated milk in Yoplait yogurt

Community Investments 

The PAB makes low-interest loans to non-profit community organizations that benefit low-income people and underserved communities.  Some of our investments help support literacy training in Haiti, natural food cooperatives in New England, and microenterprise in the Philippines (just to name a few)

Results:

  • During the past 40 years, the PAB has made loans totallng $28 million at a 98% return rate
  • In many cases, the PAB's faith in untried community organizations has encouraged other faith-based organizations to invest in them

 


 

"How wonderful it is,
that nobody need wait a single moment,
before starting to improve the world.


— Anne Frank