Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility is an area of concern for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  This work uses the tools of screening of investments, shareholder advocacy and community investing to work with corporations, calling them to ensure that people are treated fairly and with dignity and to create sustainable communities. 

On this page, you’ll find policies and procedures that guide this work and educational materials to help you and your congregation learn more about this ministry. 

Below are a list of resources you can download or purchase. For more information about a specific resource, just hover over the icon.

Boycott Policy

How ELCA approves a boycott

Boycott Policy

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Issue Paper Policies and Procedures

ELCA policy on developing shareholder proxy voting resources and issue papers

Issue Paper Policies and Procedures

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Roles and Responsibilities Chart

ELCA deliniation of CSR responsiblities

Roles and Responsibilities Chart

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Social Criteria Investment Screens Policy

ELCA policy on developing social critieria investment screens

Social Criteria Investment Screens Policy

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Alcohol Screen

Investment Screen on Alcohol

Alcohol Screen

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Community Development Screen

Positive screening on economic development

Community Development Screen

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Environment Screen

Investment Screen on the envirornment

Environment Screen

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Gambling Screen

Investment Screen on gambling

Gambling Screen

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Military Weapons Screen

Investment screen on weapons

Military Weapons Screen

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Pornography Screen

Investment screen on pornography

Pornography Screen

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Tobacco Screen

Investment Screen on Tobacco

Tobacco Screen

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Climate Change

Shareholder proxy voting resource on climate change.

Climate Change

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Codes of Conducts

Shareholder proxy voting resource on corporate codes of conduct.

Codes of Conducts

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Domestic Access to Capital

Shareholder proxy voting resource on access to capital.

Domestic Access to Capital

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Domestic Access to Health Care

Shareholder proxy voting resource on access to health care.

Domestic Access to Health Care

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Environmental Topics

Shareholder proxy voting resource on environment.

Environmental Topics

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Extractive Industries

Shareholder proxy voting resource on extractive industries.

Extractive Industries

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Genetics

Shareholder proxy voting resource on genetics.

Genetics

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Human Rights

Shareholder proxy voting resource on human rights.

Human Rights

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International Access to Pharmaceuticals

Shareholder proxy voting resource on access to medicines.

International Access to Pharmaceuticals

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Non-Discrimination in Business

Shareholder proxy voting resource on equal opportunity and discrimination.

Non-Discrimination in Business

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Sustainability

Shareholder proxy voting resource on sustainability.

Sustainability

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Violence in Our World

Shareholder proxy voting resource on violence.

Violence in Our World

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Anti Sweatshop

How to develop a way to avoid sweatshop purchases

Anti Sweatshop

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Diversity

How to incoroporate diversity in your purchasing

Diversity

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Eco Travel

How to incorporate eco friendly travel in your purchasing policy

Eco Travel

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Environment

How to incorporate environemental friendly purchasing

Environment

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Fair Trade

How to incorporate fair trade  purchasing

Fair Trade

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Middle East Strategy

How to incorporate the Middle East Strategy in your purchases

Middle East Strategy

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Selective Purchasing Policy Guide


Selective Purchasing Policy Guide

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Small Business

How to incorporate local and small business purchasing

Small Business

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Child Sex Trafficking

Resource on child sex trafficking.

Child Sex Trafficking

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End Child Prostitution and Trafficking

Resource on child sex trafficking.

End Child Prostitution and Trafficking

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Helpful Links

Links for Corporate social responsibility and social responsible investing

Helpful Links

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Human Trafficking Mythbusters Poster

Resource on child sex trafficking.

Human Trafficking Mythbusters Poster

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Using Our Economic Power

This powerpoint provides and overview of Corporate Responsibility to help take action with investments.

Using Our Economic Power

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Corporate Social Responsibility

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