The ICCR Legacy Award was created to honor those whose work has provided a strong moral foundation and an enduring record of demonstrated influence on corporate policies. The award was created in 2011 as a celebration of the 40th anniversary of ICCR.
The 2017 Legacy Award
The winners of the ICCR 2017 Legacy Award are Sr. Patricia Daly, OP and Fr. Michael Crosby, OFM Cap. ICCR’s Legacy Award is given to an individual or organization in recognition of leadership and dedication to the vision and mission of ICCR. Pat and Mike have both made outstanding contributions to our organization and the greater field of responsible investing, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to honor them with this award.
Sr. Patricia Daly has worked in Corporate Responsibility and Socially Responsible Investing for 40 years. She serves as the Director Emeritus of the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment after 23 years as Executive Director. Pat is also the Corporate Responsibility Representative for the Sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell, NJ.
Over the years Pat has negotiated with companies on issues of human rights, labor, ecological concerns, militarism, equality, health and tobacco, and international debt and capital flows. Pat has played a role in forcing General Electric to pay for a clean-up of the Hudson River, positioning the agenda of global warming into the priorities of Corporate America, and is a founder of Campaign ExxonMobil along with Fr. Mike Crosby, calling this oil giant to task on matters related to climate change.
Sr. Pat is valued not only for her wisdom and leadership on so many issues of concern for the ICCR community; she has actively mentored many in our ranks helping to cultivate the next generation of ICCR leaders.
Fr. Michael Crosby was one of the earliest members of ICCR and has been active in socially responsible investing and corporate engagement since 1973. Until recently, Mike was the Executive Director of Seventh Generation Interfaith Coalition in Milwaukee, an important ICCR member in the Midwest. Mike is credited with working to bring Catholic institutions into ICCR membership and for four decades has been involved in engagements on many social and environmental concerns most notably human rights in global supply chains, GHG emissions reductions and climate change and the health risks of tobacco.
Mike has been an active preacher giving year-round workshops and retreats and is an award-winning author. At ICCR, Mike is known for his passionate calls to action on the critical issues facing our planet and its people.
Said ICCR’s Board Chair Rev. Séamus Finn, “In honoring Fr. Mike Crosby OFM Cap and Sr. Patricia Daly OP, the ICCR community acknowledges the pioneering role that they have both played in bringing the vision of faith and the passion of justice into the cultures and operations of public corporations and the deliberations and decisions that are central to the investment process.”
Pat and Mike have been a source of inspiration for many. We are truly grateful to them for generously sharing their wisdom, their work and their passion. Pat and Mike will be presented with their awards at ICCR's annual event in New York City on September 28th 2017.
Past recipients include:
Timothy Smith and Bill Somplatsky-Jarman (2016)
Sr. Nora Nash (2014)
Sr. Barbara Aires and Vidette Bullock Mixon (2013)
Sr. Pat Marshall (2012)
Sr. Valerie Heinonen and Paul Neuhauser (2011)