Justice and Peace
Return on Investment is no longer measured from a bottom-line number reflecting financial gain. The new “currency” is one that enforces a more equitable and sustainable global community.
Today, one out of every four dollars under professional management in the United States–$12 trillion–is invested according to The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF).
As Marists, we exercise judicious stewardship over the financial resources entrusted to us for our commitments to our missions.
As Marists, we are focused...
We actively seek collaboration with other religious congregations and use our investments to help keep corporations sensitive to issues of fairness, economic security and stability for employees, good corporate citizenship and more.
The excerpt from Pope Benedict XVI's June 2009 Encyclical Letter (Chapter 3, Paragraph 40) well defines our call to Corporate Responsibility.
“It must be remembered that the market does not exist in the pure state. It is shaped by the cultural configurations which define and give it direction.” (Pope Benedict XVI, St. Peter’s, June, 2009)
Almighty and ever-faithful Lord, gratefully acknowledging Your mercy and humbly admitting our need, we pledge our trust in You and each other.
Filled with desire, we respond to Your call for discipleship by shaping our lives in imitation of Christ.
We profess that the call requires us to be stewards of Your gifts.
As stewards, we receive Your gifts gratefully, cherish and tend them in a responsible manner, share them in practice and love with others, and return them with increase to the Lord.
We pledge to our ongoing formation as stewards and our responsibility to call others to that same endeavor.
Almighty and ever-faithful God, it is our fervent hope and prayer that You who have begun this good work in us will bring it to fulfillment in Jesus Christ, our Lord.