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Administration and Finance Committee Report

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Date
1979 November 7-9
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1979 November 7-9
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Rt. Rev. F.R. Gartrell
Seconder
Chancellor R.H. Soward
Prologue
A proposed motion for consideration by the National Executive Council reads as follows:
That the Task Force on the Churches and Corporate Responsibility
1) work in public within policy positions and styles approved by the churches which comprise it;
2) assist the churches to develop new positions which will enable them to be responsible shareholders in the corporate sector; and
3) keep its staff at the present level (2) on the basis that there need not be an expansion of program to fulfill these functions.
Text
That this National Executive Council agree to defer consideration of this motion and refer it to the Program Committee and to the Public Social Responsibility Unit for information. CARRIED
Subjects
Taskforce on the Churches and Corporate Responsibility (TCCR)
Corporate social responsibility - Canada
Corporate social responsibility - Anglican Church of Canada
Social responsibility of business - Canada
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Amax Corporation to Face Canadian Challenge

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Date
1981 May 5
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1981 May 5
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
Toronto, May 05, 1981 -- For immediate release
Canadian church representatives and Native People will bring to New York, on Thursday, their struggle for a public inquiry into the actions of the Canadian subsidiary of a Connecticut-based multinational corporation.
Amax of Canada has proposed to dump 100 million metric tonnes of tailings from its molybdenum mine, into coastal waters of British Columbia over 26 years. The amount of the tailings, and their toxicity, exceed by thousands of times the amount allowed by federal regulations in Canada. Permission to exceed Government standards was granted by a special Order-in-Council of the Federal Cabinet, without discussion on the floor of Parliament, or in any public inquiry. In addition, there was no prior consultation with the Nishga Tribal Council about the ecological or sociological impact of the action. The Nishga are the Native People of the area who depend on the waters for food and their livelihood.
Several prominent environmental scientists have condemned the dumpings, and a political storm has resulted. In the face of this, the Federal Government has refused to rescind its Order, or to call a public inquiry.
In response to this situation the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, its highest governing body, at its meetings in June last year, passed a strong resolution, ordering that "...the Primate, urge the Federal Government to withdraw its special order-in-council; that is, the 'Alice Arm Tailings Deposit Regulations, SOR 79-345,' permitting the Amax Corporation to dump its effluent into Alice Arm, and to declare a moratorium upon development of the resource until technology is developed to safely dispose of the tailings."
This has resulted in public meetings, media coverage, a petition to the Federal Government, meetings between the Nishga, Church officials and Amax management, but no public inquiry.
The Church at various levels has purchased 1,004 shares in Amax, and will appear at the Annual Meeting in New York on Thursday at 2:15 p.m. at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel to make intervention on behalf of its concerns and those of the Native People of the area, most of whom are Anglicans (Episcopalians).
PLEASE NOTE
The Nishga Tribal Council will hold a Media Conference on:
Wednesday, May 6 at 10:00am
at
The New York Hilton Hotel Room 548
1335 Ave. of the Americas, at 53rd St.
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For further information, please contact:
Peter Hamel
Edison Hotel
New York, N.Y.
(212) 246-5000
or
Richard J. Berryman
Media Officer
The Anglican Church of Canada
600 Jarvis St.
Toronto, Ont. M4Y 2J6
(416) 924-9192
Subjects
AMAX, Inc.
Tailings (Metallurgy)
Mines and mineral resources - Canada
Mines and mineral resources - British Columbia
Mines and mineral resources - Environmental aspects - Canada
Ecology - British Columbia
Ecology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Pollution - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Corporate social responsibility - Canada
Corporate social responsibility - Anglican Church of Canada
Nisga'a
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada
Indigenous peoples in conservation of natural resources - Canada
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Anglicans Join Boycott of Nestle Products

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Date
1979 July 31
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1979 July 31
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
Toronto, Jul. 31, 1979 -- For immediate release
The National Executive Council of the Anglican Church of Canada has asked the members of that church to boycott all products produced by the Nestle company and its subsidiaries, and to write to the company and state why they are doing so.
This action links the Anglicans with numerous other churches and ecumenical groups in Canada and around the world which have already taken the same action in protest against Nestle's refusal to stop high-pressure promotion of infant formula in third world countries.
Background information and material about the protest and boycott was sent to every Anglican parish in Canada in July. A copy of that material is enclosed.
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For further information, please contact:
The Rev. Peter Hamel
National Affairs Consultant
or
Richard Berryman
Media Officer
Anglican Church House
600 Jarvis St.
Toronto, Ont. M4Y 2J6
(416) 924-9192
Attach.
Subjects
Boycotts - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Nestle boycott - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Corporate social responsibility - Canada
Infant formulas - Canada
Infant formulas - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Child welfare - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Appointment of PWRDF Representative to the Socially Responsible Investment Group (Report 005-04A 00-05)

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Date
2000 May 4-7
Source
Council of General Synod Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 13-05-00
Date
2000 May 4-7
Source
Council of General Synod Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 13-05-00
Mover
Canon Michael Iveson
Seconder
Mr. David Pilling
Text
That the Council of General Synod asks Primate's World Relief and Development Fund to appoint a representative to the Socially Responsible Investment Group (SRIG). CARRIED #13-05-00
Subjects
Corporate social responsibility - Anglican Church of Canada
Corporate social responsibility - Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Socially Responsible Investment Group - Membership
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Archbishop Again Urges Public Inquiry into Amax

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Date
1981 May 13
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1981 May 13
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
Toronto, May 13, 1981 -- For immediate release
Two on-land spills of toxic mine tailings in less than a week, surprisingly high support at the Amax annual shareholders' meeting in New York and an interim report from the McInerney Scientific Review Panel which confirms many of the long-range fears of the Nishga Indians, environmental groups and church bodies ... a scenario which developed quickly in the past few days has prompted renewed cries for a public inquiry into the Amax Corporation's mine operation in Kitsault, British Columbia.
Archbishop E.W. Scott, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has sent another strong request to the Federal Government to "set up a public inquiry...as quickly as possible. In am convinced," the Archbishop continued, "such an inquiry would be in the best interests of the governments concerned, the Amax Company, the Nishga people and the general public."
The Primate's telex was sent on Tuesday, May 12th, to the Prime Minister; the Ministers of the Environment; Federal Fisheries and Oceans; and Indian and Northern Affairs.
The full text of the Archbishop's telex is enclosed.
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For further information, please contact:
Peter Hamel
Consultant in National Affairs
or
Richard J. Berryman
Media Officer
Anglican Church of Canada
600 Jarvis Street
Toronto, Ont. M4Y 2J6
(416) 924-9192
Notes
May 12, 1981
In the light of the Amax shareholders' action last week in New York whereby 1.5 million shares were voted in favour of our resolution calling for a moratorium and full public inquiry into the Kitsault marine disposal of tailings and a further 16 million abstained; and in the light of national public opinion and the many serious doubts raised by the McInerney interim report which confirms the validity of the fears expressed by the Nishga Tribal Council re the potential damage to marine life and human health, I again urge you to set up a public inquiry under the Public Inquiries Act as quickly as possible. I am convinced such an inquiry would be in the best interests of the governments concerned, the Amax Company, the Nishga people and the general public.
(Signed) Edward W. Scott
Primate,
The Anglican Church of Canada
Subjects
AMAX, Inc.
Tailings (Metallurgy)
Mines and mineral resources - Canada
Mines and mineral resources - British Columbia
Mines and mineral resources - Environmental aspects - Canada
Ecology - British Columbia
Ecology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Pollution - British Columbia
Pollution - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Scott, Edward W. (Edward Walter), 1919-2004
Nisga'a
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada
Corporate social responsibility - Canada
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A Call to alms : the new face of charities in Canada

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Author
Picard, Andre
Publication Date
[1998]
Material Type
Book
Location
U. of T. Libraries
Call Number
HV 105 C2P5 1998
Author
Picard, Andre
Place
[Toronto ON]
Publisher
Atkinson Charitable Foundation
Publication Date
[1998]
Physical_Description
56, 62 p.
Material Type
Book
Notes
Cover title.
In English and French.
"Winner of the ninth annual Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy". Results of a year spent "investigating the impact of government cutbacks and changing giving patterns on Canada's voluntary sector. Charity today is far removed from the stereotypical image of the outstretched tin cup and the collection plate, but the public has little knowledge of its scope and importance. The voluntary sector not only lends a hand to the destitute, it provides a social anchor for the general public and it is a key component of the Canadian economy. Governments and businesses are increasingly turning to charities to take up some of the biggest challenges of the 21st century, including job creation, redistributive social welfare and building a sense of community". -- p. 2.
Added Entry
Atkinson Charitable Foundation
Charite bien ordonnee or charite mal ordonnee
Subjects
Charities - Canada
Charities - Canada - Management
Corporate social responsibility - Canada
Voluntarism - Canada
Calmeadow
Fund raising - Canada
Call Number
HV 105 C2P5 1998
Location
U. of T. Libraries
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Church and Business Consultation Report

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Date
1988 May 9-11
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1988 May 9-11
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Most. Rev. M.G. Peers
Seconder
Rt. Rev. J.C. Bothwell
Prologue
Moved by: Rt. Rev. E.K. Lackey
Seconded by: Rt. Rev. R. Hollis
That the National Executive Council recognizes the value of the dialogue in the recent (February, 1984) Church/Business Consultation and urges the continuing of this dialogue by:
a) endorsing the Primate's intention to consider inviting a group of senior business executives to meet with him in an informal advisory capacity from time to time;
b) supporting the concept of similar consultations in various parts of the country;
c) in necessary cases, after appropriate consultation, making representations at annual meetings of corporations;
d) seeking ways of developing better pastoral support for people facing difficult ethical decisions in business.
Amendment
Moved by: Most Rev. J.C. Bothwell
Seconded by: Mr. J.W. Daunt
That the words in (c) following `appropriate consultation' be deleted. CARRIED
Text
That section (c) be tabled. CARRIED
The motion now reads:
That the National Executive Council recognizes the value of the dialogue in the recent (February, 1984) Church/Business Consultation and urges the continuing of this dialogue by:
a) endorsing the Primate's intention to consider inviting a group of senior business executives to meet with him in an informal advisory capacity from time to time;
b) supporting the concept of similar consultations in various parts of the country;
c) seeking ways of developing better pastoral support for people facing difficult ethical decisions in business.
The motion as amended was put and CARRIED.
Notes
Members of the Council were assured that no suggestion was being made that the Terms of Reference of the Public Social Responsibility Unit be changed.
The Primate expressed appreciation to Mr. DesBrisay and Mrs. Abraham, and to those who attended the Consultation and contributed their reflections.
Subjects
Business ethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Church/Business Consultation (1984)
Corporate social responsibility - Canada
Business - Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Public Social Responsibility Unit
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Cinola Gold Project

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Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 80
Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 80
Mover
Rt. Rev. J.E. Hannen
Seconder
Ven. F.J. Stewart
Text
That the Diocese of Caledonia and the Council of the Haida Nation be supported by calling on the Governments of British Columbia and Canada to initiate a full public enquiry, providing standing and adequate intervenor funding for all affected parties, to review the socio-economic and environmental impacts of the Cinola Gold Project on Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) before the mine goes into production. CARRIED WITHOUT DEBATE Act 80
Subjects
Cinola Gold Project
Mines and mineral resources - Canada
Mines and mineral resources - British Columbia
Mines and mineral resources - Environmental aspects - Canada
Ecology - Canada
Ecology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Corporate social responsibility - Canada
Indigenous peoples in conservation of natural resources - Canada
Haida
Indigenous peoples - Canada
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Corporate Social Responsibility

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Date
1973 February 6-8
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1973 February 6-8
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Smith
Seconder
Gault
Prologue
A small task group of representatives of Program, Long Range Planning and A&F Committees had met as requested by NEC (November 1972), and recommended:
a) That the issue of the Church and Corporate Social Responsibility should go to General Synod 1973;
b) that the recommendations, as revised, should be presented as resolutions to General Synod;
c) that the Brian Fraser paper should go as a resource accompanying the resolutions to General Synod (the Chairman of the A&F Committee dissenting).
Mr. Raymond, on behalf of the Program Committee, presented its recommendations.
Resolution I
That General Synod authorize the Program Committee to establish a unit on corporate social responsibility, with membership approved by National Executive Council, which would -
A. Be responsible for developing programs and policies reflecting the Church's view with respect to corporate policies and practices including the following areas:
(i) the problem of environment, eg. pollution;
(ii) the pursuit of justice and amelioration of racism in world development;
(iii) support of just and equitable national development;
(iv) the reduction of armaments production;
(v) equality for minority and oppressed groups;
(vi) adequate housing, health and welfare.
B. Be authorized to receive proxy and corporate statements and to examine these in the light of the Church's concern in the above areas.
C. Be authorized to consult corporate management, to attend and represent the General Synod at shareholders' meetings, and to vote the shares in the name of the Synod.
D. Attempt to engage other concerned groups - dioceses, institutions and other churches - in exploring joint research, strategy and action.
E. Be required to report regularly to the NEC and General Synod, through the Program Committee.
Resolution II
That the action of General Synod in establishing a unit on corporate social responsibility, and resources on this subject, be made available to dioceses, parishes, interested persons, for their study and consideration.
On behalf of the A&F Committee, Mr. Donald requested that Resolution I be amended to read:
"That General Synod authorize the National Executive Council to establish a unit on social responsibility, which would -
A. Be responsible for developing criteria, policies and programs reflecting the Church's view on social problems, including those in the following areas:
(i) environment, eg. pollution;
(ii) justice and amelioration of racism in world development;
(iii) just and equitable national development;
(iv) establishing and maintaining equality of opportunity and treatment for minority and opporessed groups;
(v) lack of adequate housing, health and welfare;
(vi) control of armament production.
B.(1) Be authorized to consult with corporate directors and officers, to attend and represent General Synod at shareholders' meetings, and to vote the shares in the name of the Synod.
(2) Be authorized to consult with government and union authorities, and any other interested bodies or persons, in order to achieve its objectives.
C. Join with other concerned groups - dioceses, institutions, and other churches - in exploring joint research, strategy and action.
D. Be authorized to take other action such as publicity, in consultation with the Primate, of its position as seems appropriate.
E. Report regularly to NEC."
He also requested that Resolution II be amended to read:
"That the action of General Synod in establishing a unit on social responsibility, and resources on this subject, be made available to dioceses, parishes, interested persons, for their study and consideration."
Moved by Smith, seconded by Owen,
That Item D. of the amendment be added to Resolution I as presented by the Program Committee. CARRIED
Moved by Smith, seconded by Davis,
That Resolutions I and II, presented by the Administration and Finance Committee, be substituted. CARRIED
Moved by Smith, seconded by Brown,
That the word "Corporate" be deleted from the title. CARRIED
Moved by Scott, seconded by Gibson,
That the word "Public" be inserted in the title. CARRIED
Text
That NEC adopt the report of the Program Committee entitled "The Church and Corporate Social Responsibility," and accepts the amendments proposed by the A&F Committee in its report thereon, and that this report, as amended, form part of its report to General Synod. CARRIED
Notes
NB - In line with the two former motions, the title of the report was changed to "The Church and Public Social Responsibility."
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Public Social Responsibility Unit
Corporate social responsibility - Anglican Church of Canada
Corporate social responsibility - Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Program Committee
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Ecojustice Committee Resolution #005-04-05-11 : Socially Responsible Investment

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Date
2005 November 17-20
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 22-11-05
Date
2005 November 17-20
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 22-11-05
Mover
Bishop Sue Moxley
Seconder
Ms. Catherine Torraville
Text
That the Council of General Synod commend the following to the Eco-Justice Committee for action, implementation, and report back to the Council at its May 2006 meeting:
i) Eco-Justice request KAIROS to research the activities of companies believed to be contributing to ongoing violence in Israel and Palestine, as well as companies contributing to ongoing peace and economic stability in the region;
ii) That, in light of KAIROS findings, Eco-Justice, with the FMD [Financial Management and Development] Investment Sub-committee, continue to explore a range of socially responsible investment strategies, including corporate engagement and positive investment or divestment;
iii) That suggested strategies be recommended to the Council of General Synod, the Pensions Committee, the Board of PWRDF, and the Directors of the Anglican Foundation, for consideration and any appropriate action. CARRIED #22-11-05
Subjects
Corporate social responsibility - Anglican Church of Canada
Corporate social responsibility - Canada
Disinvestment - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Investments - Moral and ethical aspects
Investments - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Israel - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Eco-Justice Committee
Anglican Church of Canada. Financial Management and Development Committee. Investment Sub-Committee
KAIROS : Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
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