By working together, ICCR members are able to impact the policies and practices of not just one or two companies but entire sectors each shareholder season. Membership helps investors increase both the breadth and depth of their advocacy work. ICCR staff provide expert input on a number of issues, publish materials that highlight the work of members, and help investors keep up with the latest developments in the faith-based and social investment industry. ICCR also provides a forum in which you can convene with like-minded investors; you can seek support for your advocacy initiatives within this network, and also have the opportunity to join in initiatives led by other members.
All ICCR member organizations are entitled to the following benefits:
ICCR Staff Support
ICCR’s 15 full time staff members are based at the Interchurch Center in New York. The staff provides members with strategic, program-related communications, technical, administrative and legal support to advance their CSR initiatives.
Access to the ICCR Members’ Area
ICCR’s Members’ Area Website is the primary forum for member interaction and exchange. Organized by issue areas, the site’s open-sourced platform allows members to initiate projects, share information, participate in investor actions and collectively advance their corporate engagement strategies.
Participation in ICCR Issue Working Groups
Members can participate in ICCR working groups on priority issue areas through which staff and members facilitate and coordinate shareholder engagement strategies.
Participation in Bi-Annual ICCR Member Meetings
The full membership convenes for five days of meetings two times annually for updates on corporate engagements, strategy setting and educational programs that support member CSR initiatives. The fall meetings culminate in our annual Special Event bringing together thought leaders from the worlds of faith, business, academia and civil society for a thoughtful discussion of the future of our work---followed by an evening of celebration.
ICCR offers three levels of membership. A brief description of each level follows:
Level 1: Faith-Based Members
This level of membership is available only to Faith-Based organizations who wish to participate fully in the work of ICCR.
Governance/Participation: Faith-based member organizations have full voting rights, are eligible for full participation on ICCR’s Governing Board and Board Committees and, as such, are responsible for strategy and policy development for the organization. Further, Faith-based members are eligible to participate in leadership teams and shape issue work.
Benefits: Faith-based members have full access to ICCR’s Shareholder Actions database including ICCR-sponsored initiatives with thousands of corporations dating back to the earliest days of our work. The database is a proprietary and comprehensive record by company of historical and pending shareholder actions. Faith-based members may be listed on ICCR's registry of SRI providers.
Fees: Faith-based members pay annually scheduled dues based on their organization’s AUMs.
Level II: Associate Members
This level of membership is available only to secular organizations who wish to participate fully in the work of ICCR.
Governance/Participation: Up to three Associate Members are eligible to become Board members and participate in Board Committees. Associates are eligible to join leadership teams.
Benefits: Associate members have full access to ICCR’s Shareholder Actions database including ICCR-sponsored initiatives with thousands of corporations dating back to our earliest days. The database is a proprietary and comprehensive record by company of historical and pending shareholder actions. Associate members may be listed on ICCR's registry of SRI providers.
Fees: Associate members pay an annual scheduled fee based on AUM.
Level III: Affiliate Members
Participation: This level of membership is available to Faith-Based or secular organizations who seek limited involvement in the operations and work of ICCR, frequently upgrading to Associates as their involvement grows over time.
Benefits: Affiliate members have access to the Members’ Area, but not to the Shareholder Actions Database.
Fees: Affiliates pay a flat annual fee based on type of institution i.e. faith-based, non-profit or for profit organization.
To begin a conversation today about how your organization can join ICCR, please contact
Kyle Cheseborough, Associate for Development & Membership at [email protected] or (212) 870-2936.