Socially Responsible Investment Program
Commitment to the Communities We Serve
The sponsoring congregations of CHRISTUS Health have a long history and tradition of commitment to the community, social, economic, and environmental justice. To be faithful to and honor this tradition, the Socially Responsible Investment Program (SRI) provides guidance for the fiduciary and stewardship responsibilities of CHRISTUS Health. This guidance is provided within the context of the social teachings of the Catholic Church and its commitment to advocate for systemic changes to improve the health and well being of individuals and communities.
Through the use of tools such as shareholder advocacy, social screens, and proxy voting, the CHRISTUS Health SRI Program seeks to:
- Promote social, economic, and environmental justice, world peace and political freedom
- Use its resources to promote health and human dignity
- Give special attention to the needs of persons who are poor and underserved
Frequently Asked Questions
CHRISTUS Health actively participates in the use of its ownership position of publicly traded companies, to encourage the management of these companies to adopt policies that promote social and economic justice, environmental justice, world peace, and political freedom.
By filing or co-filing resolutions and by engaging in direct dialogue with corporate management, CHRISTUS Health is able to educate corporations on a number of topics, especially in its core field of healthcare.
For about four decades, the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) has been a leader of the corporate social responsibility movement. ICCR's membership is an association of 275 faith-based institutional investors, including national denominations, religious communities, pension funds, foundations, healthcare corporations, economic development funds, asset management companies, colleges, and unions. ICCR and its members press companies to be socially and environmentally responsible. Each year ICCR-member religious institutional investors sponsor over 200 shareholder dialogues and resolutions on major social and environmental issues.
For more information about the CHRISTUS Socially Responsible Investment Program email: email@example.com.