ABHMS shares ICCR’s proxy voting guide for socially responsible investing

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/25/22)—As part of its Socially Responsible Investing ministry and in time for the 2022 proxy voting season, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) shares the “2022 Proxy Resolutions and Voting Guide” from the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR).

New information provided in this year’s guide includes that of carbon credits, competitive employment standards and ghost guns.

ICCR has published the “Proxy Resolutions and Voting Guide” annually since 1974. The “2022 Proxy Resolutions and Voting Guide” presents the 436 resolutions filed by ICCR members— whether as lead or co-filer—as of Feb. 16.

“As shareholders and faith leaders, voting our proxies is an important step toward influencing corporate behavior,” says Michaele Birdsall, ABHMS deputy executive director, treasurer and chief financial officer. “Never underestimate the power of your voice to create a more just and sustainable world.”

To access the guide and slideshow introduction to the guide, scroll to the bottom of ABHMS’ Socially Responsible Investing web page.

ABHMS is a founding member of ICCR.

ICCR is the pioneer coalition of shareholder advocates who view the management of their investments as a catalyst for social change. Its 300-member organizations comprise faith communities and other socially responsible investors who work in coalition to promote greater corporate accountability on issues of environmental and social importance.

 American Baptist Home Mission Societies partners with American Baptists to promote Christian faith, cultivate Christ-centered leaders and disciples, and bring healing and transformation to communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.

American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.