The Task Force on Socially and Environmentally Responsible Investing
September 14, 2015
Task Force Publishes 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 presented its recommendations, in the form of the report and resolution made available here (see links above) 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
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
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
Canon Michael McPherson
Diocesan Chief of Finance and Operations
Of Counsel, Shearman & Sterling LLP; Diocesan Chancellor