Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Show 22: Shareowner Activism Promotes Peace in Israel and Palestine

Cecilie Surasky of Jewish Voice for Peace and Michael Passoff of the As You Sow Foundation discuss the shareowner resolution they filed with Caterpillar over the Israeli Defense Forces' use of their bulldozers to commit human rights abuses in the occupied territories. Bill Somplatsky-Jarman of the Presbyterian Church USA discusses how its Mission Responsibility Through Investment committee is engaging Caterpillar, Citigroup, Motorolla, United Technologies, and ITT to promote peaceful solutions to the conflict between Israel and Palestine.


SocialFunds article: Semantics and Semitics: Presbyterian Church Investment to Focus on Israeli-Palestinian Peace

SocialFunds article: Caterpillar Bulldozes Shareowner Concern Over Aiding Alleged Israeli War Crimes

SocialFunds article: To Divest or Not to Divest: Ethical Considerations of Addressing the Israel-Palestine Conflict

SocialFunds article: Addressing the Israel-Palestine Conflict Through Shareowner Action and Selective Divestment

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Show 21: Promoting Peace Through Collaborative Commerce Between Palestine and Israel

Amber Chand discusses how the Jerusalem Candle of Hope, made collaboratively by Palestinian and Israeli craftswomen on either side of the checkpoint separating them, bridges the political divide between the two countries. Also, an update on Coca-Cola, which was recently deleted from the KLD Broad Market Social Index, prompting TIAA-CREF to dump 1.2 million Coke shares worth $52.4 million from the CREF Social Choice Account.


The Amber Chand Collection