As noted in our coverage of the Pope’s encyclical, Laudato Si’, the Holy Father lamented the adverse impact we are having on Creation. He noted in particular our “throwaway culture” and the tragic impact such culture is having on the unborn. The U.S. Bishops have declared January 22 to be a “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children,” in support of the full restoration of the “right to life and penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion.” CBIS has long taken a stand against abortion – from a screening standpoint, CBIS’ life ethics screens are derived from the principle of human dignity and focus on respect for human life, both born and unborn. Through active ownership, CBIS has utilized corporate engagements, shareholder resolutions, and proxy voting to address critical human dignity and environmental stewardship issues such as human trafficking, pornography, water sustainability, and climate change.
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