Entries by St John Nicolle

Using Ethical Investment to Close the Gap: Fair Pay

To mark its 25th anniversary, the Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility (ECCR), the church investor advocacy coalition released a report ‘Using Ethical Investment to Close the Gap: Fair Pay’, a radical call to action for the investor community to use their ownership responsibilities to address ever increasing levels of wealth inequality in the UK. John […]

ECCR co-files shareholder resolutions at BP and Shell

ECCR has joined the shareholder resolutions that have successfully been filed at BP and Shell by the Church Investors Group (CIG). These will now feature on the ballot papers for both companies’ AGMs later this year. The resolutions are designed to be stretching for the companies and are intended to help manage the risks and […]

ECCR responds to BIS consultation on company transparency

ECCR has submitted a response to the consultation from the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) on the transparency of company ownership. ECCR’s submission supports the general direction of the BIS discussion paper, but emphasises our belief that registries should be fully open and public, without exemptions, to maximise transparency. ECCR raises a […]

ECCR Bulletin: June 2013

This bulletin covered: ECCR’s new strategy ‘Keeping Faith in Finance’ the background to ECCR’s work on Free, Prior and Informed Consent the launch of the Ethical Money Churches project ECCR’s action to protect vulnerable workers, including those affected by trafficking an article by Christian Aid’s Joe Stead on the IF campaign, tax and transparency Download […]

Publish What You Pay Letter on Transparency Standards

ECCR supported the Publish What You Pay (PWYP) letter to the Times of­ 14 June 2013 regarding Global Mandatory Transparency Standards. The letter, from members of the Publish What You Pay global civil society coalition, “welcome[d] the UK Government’s championing of oil and mining financial transparency as a way to transform the “resource curse” into […]

FPIC Report Launched in London

Indigenous Peoples Links (PIPLinks) Press release ­2 May 2013 ­ There is now a growing acceptance of the requirement for indigenous peoples’ Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) in many industries, including the extractive industries. This has been reflected by its incorporation into policies of an increasing number of mining companies, although admittedly sometimes in a […]

Hydrocarbons: Concerns and Challenges (ECCR Bulletin, July 2012)

The contents of this bulletin, which focused on the hydrocarbons sector, included: New Developments in the Niger Delta, by Steve Huckelsby To the End of the Earth: Investor risk in Arctic oil exploration, by Louise Rouse Safe Fracking: Do it right or don’t operate, by Steven Heim EROI: The most important acronym you’ve never heard […]

Hotels, Sex-Trafficking and London 2012

­This leaflet, written and researched by ECCR and commissioned by CCLA Investment Management, outlines how FTSE listed hotel companies can become implicated in the crime of human sex trafficking.  It shows what hotel groups Whitbread and Intercontinental Hotel Group are doing to respond to the problem and how ethical investors can help to address this […]