The Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility (ECCR) is a church-based investor coalition, registered charity and membership organisation.
ECCR leads and collaborates with others in advocacy and awareness raising on issues of business, human rights and environmental stewardship.
We filed shareholder resolutions at Shell’s AGMs in 1997 and 2006 to raise concerns about the Niger Delta and played a key role in resolutions on the Canadian tar sands filed with BP and Shell in 2010. We have led and participated in dialogue with other companies such as Anglo American, Barclays, BHP Billiton, Cadbury, Diageo, HSBC, Lafarge, Morrisons, Northern Foods, Rio Tinto, Sainsbury, Standard Chartered Bank, Tesco and Vedanta, and with leading fund managers and institutional investors, on a range of issues.
We have made and contributed to submissions to the UK Government and to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, the International Accounting Standards Board, the European Parliament and the International Labour Organisation, and have initiated a debate on migrant workers in the House of Lords.
ECCR's British, Irish and international members include representatives of many Christian denominations, faith-based investors, religious communities and orders, non-governmental organisations, ethical investment managers, and committed individuals.
Information and resources
ECCR works with its members and partners to analyse issues of corporate and investor responsibility, report on company policy and practice, raise awareness and undertake advocacy.
ECCR's company and thematic reports, Guide, briefing papers, quarterly Bulletin, monthly e-newsletter and web-based news will help you keep up to date on how leading transnational companies measure up to environmental, social and governance standards.
Expertise and action
ECCR has worked on corporate and investor responsibility issues for more than 20 years. We hear directly from communities and can call companies to account.
We inform and support members in taking action through dialogue, correspondence and meetings with companies and fund managers, and submission of questions and resolutions to company Annual General Meetings.
Partnership and collaboration
ECCR listens to communities whose lives and livelihoods are negatively affected by the operations of multinational companies and works with them in claiming their human rights.
Linking with a broad range of faith- and values-based partners, ECCR shares insights, develops strategies and works for positive change.