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The Task Force on Socially and Environmentally Responsible Investing


September 14, 2015

Task Force Publishes [wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=382 linktext=’Bearing Witness: Report of the Task Force on Socially and Environmentally Responsible Investing’ /]


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 will present its recommendations, in the form of the [wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=382 linktext=report /] made available here, and the [wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=383 linktext=resolutions /] also available here, to the Diocesan Convention of 2015.

TASK FORCE MEMBERS

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

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