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Shopping After a Factory Fire December 13th, 2012

Squeezed between the news reports of Black Friday weekend, when U.S. consumers spent more than $59 billion dollars, and a Cyber Monday that was the busiest online shopping day ever, came the tragic news of yet another horrible fire in a garment factory…

Read Fr. Seamus Finn’s latest blog on Huffington Post.


Show Us the Money September 12th, 2012

The conventions of the two dominant political parties at the end of the summer have unleashed a torrent of mass media, social media and traditional coverage of the major personalities and agendas…

In his latest blog on Huffington Post, Fr. Seamus Finn, OMI discusses the influence of the vast amounts of corporate money unleashed by the Supreme Court decision, Citizens United, and the efforts by faith-based and socially responsible shareholders to press for greater transparency of corporate political contributions. 

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New SEC Rules to Reduce the Use of Conflict Minerals August 29th, 2012

The Missionary Oblate JPIC Office applauds the final rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to restrict the use of Congo conflict minerals and increase transparency in extractives-related payments.

On August 22, the Securities and Exchange Commission, in a 3-2 vote, adopted a rule requiring public companies to disclose information about their use of minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo where militias linked to atrocities have profited from mining minerals. Conflict minerals mined in war-torn Congo are essential to the manufacture of high-tech electronics, jewelry and other goods. The rule is know as Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

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Fr. Seamus Finn Presents at Renewing Mission and Identity in Conference on Catholic Business Education July 2nd, 2012

Fr. Seamus Finn, OMI was one of the presenters at the 8th International Symposium on Catholic Social Thought and Management Education: Renewing Mission and Identity in Catholic Business Education. The conference was held at the University of Dayton, Dayton Ohio from June 18-20, 2012.

Fr. Finn presented on “Sustainable Investing and Corporate Social Responsibility: Adding Value to the Identity and Mission of Catholic Business Education”.

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Faith and Values-Inspired Investments April 16th, 2012

Both the Jewish and Christian communities from their earliest documents display a debate about the foundational questions of ownership, agency, interest and usury. The Holy Quran also offers some unique teachings. Fr. Finn’s blog on Huffington Post reflects on discussions at the Tenth Harvard University Forum on Islamic Finance, and looks at the relationship between faith-consistent (FCI) and socially responsible investing (SRI).

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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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