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Having Faith in Corporate Social Responsibility December 7th, 2011

Sr. Nora Nash of the Sisters of St Francis of Philadelphia

Sr. Nora Nash, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia in Aston, PA, is in charge of ensuring the investment portfolio for the nun’s retirement reflects the order’s commitment to social justice. In an interview with WHYY public radio in Philadelphia, Sr. Nora explains her work with corporations to promote more socially and environmentally responsible behavior. Thomas McCaney, Associate Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for the Catholic order, joins her in the interview.

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Faith-based Shareholder Activists Profiled in NY Times November 14th, 2011

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Religious groups have worked through the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility for 40 years to encourage corporations to ‘do the right thing’ by people and the environment. Sr. Nora Nash, of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia and active in faith-based shareholder activism since the 1980’s, was profiled in the Sunday edition of the New York Times. She explained their involvement thus: “We’re not here to put corporations down.We’re here to improve their sense of responsibility.”

Seamus Finn, OMI – also deeply involved in the ICCR dialogs with the banks as well as other corporate sectors, was cited in the article: “Companies have learned over time that the issues we’re bringing are not frivolous,” said the Rev. Seamus P. Finn, 61, a Washington-based priest with the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and a board member of the Interfaith Center. “At the end of every transaction, there are people that are either positively or negatively impacted, and we try to explain that to them.”

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