ICCR Welcomes Newest Italian Member, A.DI.GE, to Its Expanding Global Coalition
Latest organization to join the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility reflects growing international interest in shareholder engagement on social and environmental justice issues.
NEW YORK, NY///August, 2, 2012/// The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) is pleased to welcome its newest European member, L'Associazione dei Dipendenti Azionisti dell'Enel
(A.Di.GE). A.Di.GE is an organization of retired and active employee-shareholders of ENEL, the Italian electric utility and second largest utility in all of Europe. A.Di.Ge, a relatively young association, was created in 2008 by FLAEI-CISL, the Italian electric utility workers trade union.
ICCR’s global network includes such prominent advocacy and faith-based organizations as the Canadian Shareholder Association for Research and Education, the Church Investors Group, and leading research and investment management companies such as Ecofi Investissements, ECP International S.A., EIRIS, Etica Sgr., G.E.S. Investment Services and Jantzi Sustainalytics among many others. Working collaboratively as a global investor coalition gives ICCR members greater leverage with the multinational companies it engages on matters of corporate social responsibility.
“Like ICCR itself, A.Di.GE seeks to achieve corporate transformation from the inside by advocating for business models that promote long-term growth through improved sustainability – making A.Di.GE a perfect fit for our growing membership. We look forward to their insights and collaboration in future initiatives,” said Laura Berry, Executive Director of ICCR.
Said A.Di.GE President Giuseppe Lupo, “As our members’ interest in the social and environmental impacts of Enel’s operations, and of the corporate world at large grew, we made the decision to seek out experienced ESG partners whom we could learn from. Our joining ICCR is an important innovation - - one that gives a greater voice to Enel employee-shareholders, and broadens the ability of our workers-- as enshrined in Article 46 of the Italian Constitution -- to participate on the international stage.”
Director of Communications, ICCR
About the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR):
Currently celebrating its 41st year, ICCR is the pioneer coalition of active shareholders who view the management of their investments as a catalyst for change. Its 300 member organizations with over $100 billion in AUM have an enduring record of corporate engagement that has demonstrated influence on policies promoting justice and sustainability in the world.