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The Task Force on Socially and Environmentally Responsible Investing

September 14, 2015

Task Force Publishes Bearing Witness: Report of the Task Force on Socially and Environmentally Responsible Investing'


Bearing Witness: Report
of the Task Force on Socially
and Environmentally Responsible Investing

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Resolution On Socially Responsible Investing Pdf

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    At the 237th Diocesan Convention (2013), a resolution was passed asking the Bishop, in consultation with the Committee on the Environment and the Diocesan Investment Trust, to appoint a task force to study the merits of socially and environmentally responsible investing for the diocese. The task force made an interim report to the Diocesan Convention of 2014, and presented its recommendations, in the form of the report and resolution made available here (see links above) to the Diocesan Convention of 2015.


    Paul R. Ainslie    Vice President, Christian Brothers Investment Services; former President of the Board of Trustees of the Diocesan Investment Trust. Parish: St. Paul’s Church, Staten Island Christopher Ashley   Graduate student, Union Theological Seminary; delegate to 2013 Diocesan Convention. Parish: St. Michael’s Church, Manhattan The Rev. Chase Danford Assistant Rector, Grace Church, Manhattan; member Executive Council Corporate Social Responsibility Committee Wolcott B. Dunham    Of Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; Trustee of the Diocese; Board Chair, Union Theological Seminary; Senior Warden, St. James’, Manhattan The Rev. Canon Jeffrey Golliher   Vicar, St. John’s Church, Ellenville; Program Director, Environment & Sustainable Communities, Anglican Communion Office at the UN; chair, Diocesan Committee on the Environment Susan Jansen  Investment professional, Sage Capital Group; member of the Diocesan Investment Committee; former Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors, Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York. Parish: Christ’s Church, Rye W. B. McKeown, chair Retired General Counsel, Wildlife Conservation Society; member of Executive Council Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility and Executive Council Economic Justice Loan Committee. Parish: The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine The Rev. Yejide Peters  Rector, All Saints’ Church, Briarcliff Manor; member of the Diocesan Committee to Elect a Suffragan; member of the Executive Council Committee on the Status of Women George Thurston, ScD    Professor, Population Health and Environmental Medicine, New York University School of Medicine. Parish: St. Mary’s Church, Tuxedo Park The Rev. Winnie Varghese    Priest and Director of Community Outreach, Trinity Wall Street; Chair, Diocesan Commission on Social Concerns; Deputy to General Convention 2015 Sister Faith Margaret, CHS   Diocesan Treasurer Canon Michael McPherson              Diocesan Chief of Finance and Operations George Wade  Of Counsel, Shearman & Sterling LLP; Diocesan Chancellor