Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
This Food Day, members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility are seeking to highlight the role of the private sector and the investment community in finding and funding sustainable solutions that will ensure the human right to food is protected for all.
We have developed a campaign around the theme Financing Food Justice: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
ICCR members are institutional investors in the world’s leading corporations, including food producers, manufacturers, retailers and media companies, and have been engaging their management on a host of food-related issues to ensure a safe, sustainable and just food system. Beginning on October 16th, World Food Day and ending October 24th Food Day in the U.S., we posted a daily reflection about food. The reflections in this series were written by ICCR staff, members and representatives from our NGO allies to illustrate the importance of corporate responsibility and ethical investment on the many facets of food justice around the world.
We invite you to share the anthology of reflections above with your networks this week as a way to commemorate 2014 Food Day and to underscore the need for us all to do our share to ensure that the human right to safe, sustainable and adequate food and nutrition is met throughout the year.
Reflection 1: Susan Baker and Larisa Ruoff
Trillium Asset Management and Loring Wolcott & Coolidge
Reflection 2: Maria Myotte
The Restaurant Opportunities Center United
Reflection 3: Margaret Weber
The Basilian Fathers of Toronto
Reflection 4: Cathy Rowan
Corporate Responsibility Coordinator
The Maryknoll Sisters
Reflection 5: Lucia von Reusner
Green Century Capital Management
Reflection 6: AyeNay Abye
The Praxis Project
Reflection 7: Nadira Narine
Program Director, Strategic Initiatives
Reflection 8: Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster
Director of Programs,
T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
Reflection 9: Sr. Judy Byron
Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investment
Reflection 10: Sr. Gwen Farry
Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Reflection 11: Donna Meyer
Reflection 12: Raymond Foxworth (Navajo)
Deputy Director and Senior Program Officer,
The First Nations Development Institute