Entries by St John Nicolle

We need to talk about … corporate governance

There is much discussion going on about company behaviour. ECCR has made submissions to the government and to Parliament as part of consultations about corporate governance. The current debate is for every company and all in our society and ECCR wants to stimulate discussion and encourage greater understanding about these issues within the faith sector. […]

ECCR Newsletter: July 2017

This newsletter highlights the need to take action to support Fairtrade as well as our forthcoming event on intergenerational justice. And, as always, there’s a roundup of news and resources from areas of interest. Download the pdf here.

ECCR Newsletter: June 2017

This newsletter invites supporters to the Tax Justice event that ECCR is helping to plan in Birmingham in July and introduces our intergenerational justice discussion taking place in October. It draws attention to a new blog from corporate member Oikocredit, And, as always, there’s a roundup of news and resources from areas of interest. Download […]

ECCR Newsletter: May 2017

This newsletter invites supporters to engage in hustings prior to the snap General Election. It includes an update on Ethical Money Church developments in the South West and West Midlands/Black Country, as well as a reminder about the Tax Justice event that ECCR is helping to plan. And, as always, there’s a roundup of news […]

ECCR queries Anglo American on Minas-Rio Project

ECCR has written to the Chair of mining giant Anglo American concerning their Minas-Rio iron ore project in Brazil, and plans to expand a tailings dam – seven-times larger than the deadly Samarco dam – next to the Doce River basin impacted by the November 2015 disaster. ] Our letter follows a meeting, facilitated by the London […]

ECCR Newsletter: April 2017

This newsletter invites supporters to look at ECCR’s submission to the government’s consultation on corporate governance and introduces resources to help churches engage with the submission and the issues around governance. It announces the appointment of Alison Prout as our new Communications Director, provides an update on our activities relating to Shell and the Niger […]

ECCR Newsletter: March 2017

This newsletter highlights an action point relating to Christian Aid’s ‘Big Shift’ campaign – supporters are asked to email their banks and tell them how important it is to scale up investment in renewables, to help fight climate change. It introduces a new joint project with USPG on mining and solidarity with churches in countries where […]

ECCR Newsletter: February 2017

This newsletter highlights an action point to take in conjunction with the Publish What You Pay Coalition – pressing the UK Government to stand firm on its commitment to a global transparency standard for companies involved in the extractive industries. It highlights action taken by ECCR alongside USPG and the London Mining Network  on compensation for […]

ECCR joins Publish What You Pay call for UK leadership on extractives transparency

PWYP UK members wrote last week to Business Minister Margot James, Treasury Minister Simon Kirby and International Development Secretary Priti Patel, calling on them to ensure that the UK Government continues to champion a strong global extractive industry transparency standard. We are also seeking assurance that UK Government commitment to require country- and project-level reporting […]

ECCR welcomes common voting policy of Church Investors Group

 The Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility (ECCR) has welcomed the announcement from the Church Investors Group regarding their updated common voting policy to be applied at all investee company AGMs in 2017.   The policy will further amplify the Churches’ voice on key issues such as the structure, independence and diversity of company boards, the independence […]