C042 Climate Change: Corporate Governance

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 79th General Convention of The Episcopal Church reaffirm that Global Warming threatens the future of God’s good Creation, and the effects of Global Warming disproportionately hurt/impact the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable in the United States and around the world; and be it further

Resolved, That Episcopalians and The Episcopal Church at every level support efforts that seek to address Global Warming including shareholder-proposed resolutions on Climate Change; and be it further

Resolved, That we ask that the Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility of the Executive Council (CCSR), in conjunction with the Church Pension Fund, to identify 10 companies that are among the most responsible for global warming and in which CPG owns shares, and to file or co-file shareholder resolutions requiring them to reserve a seat on their governing boards of directors for a climate scientist; and be it further.

Resolved, That General Convention budget makes this a priority for the triennial as the Stewardship of Creation pillar of the Jesus Movement by allocating $12,000 – $15,000 in addition to CCSR’s budget for implementation.

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