D068 Criteria and Procedures for Deciding to Engage with or Establish a No Buy List of Companies

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 79th General Convention requests Executive Council to ask its Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility (CCSR), in consultation with, among others, those in the Church engaged with concerns for human rights and with concerns for the care of creation, to develop and propose to Executive Council for its review and adoption:

(a) criteria by which the Church may assess the Church’s investments in companies that the Church finds to be inconsistent with the Church’s faith and mission or questionable under the Church’s ethical teaching, and criteria by which the Church may evaluate the effectiveness of efforts to engage with such companies and the effectiveness of divestment through creation of a No Buy list from such companies, and

(b) procedures for the Church to follow in making a decision to engage companies or to establish a No Buy list, and

(c) to accomplish this work, CCSR is encouraged to look for partner organizations outside of The Episcopal Church in which to participate in Collective Action; and be it further

Resolved, That this work be completed by CCSR by March of 2020 for consideration and action by Executive Council in that year.


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