What is the change we want to see?
The global community of responsible investors continues to expand and every year brings more funds and new players, different strategies and new tools for engagement, to our collective corporate engagement work. An important sign of our progress is the growing conviction among both investors and companies that when companies honor their social license by reducing the corporate externalities that create systemic risks to both people and planet, they are better positioned for the long term. The world’s greatest challenges ― the climate crisis, income, racial and gender inequality, access to health care, among many others ― require urgent and forceful responses from the investor and business communities.
ICCR members make the strongest moral and business case possible for the corporate change needed to remedy myriad social and environmental ills and seek to recast companies as positive actors that prioritize people, planet, and long-term sustainability over short-term profits.