In order to promote responsible investment, Mercy is a firm believer in "doing what we are asking others to do."
While as ask managers questions surrounding how they handle the environmental, social and governance related issues, we are fully aware that we too have roles and responsibility in promoting responsible investment.
Besides due diligence questionnaire, PRI collaboration initiatives, engaging with managers through conversations on the importance of ESG implementation, Mercy strives to fulfil and address each of Mercy's critical concerns even outside of the portfolio.
- Human Dignity: Mercy Investment Team volunteered at St. Patrick's Shelter, participated in Adopt-A-Family annually, organized annual fundraiser to benefit various Mercy Ministries, and attended public speaking engagements to encourage others to consider ESG, especially opportunities to publicly support Diversity& Inclusion; Mercy investment staff has also engaged with Mercy’s Diversity & Inclusion Director, Lathon Ferguson, to learn and support our internal efforts in diversity.
- Non-Violence: Mercy Investment Team researched and provided education to the SRI committee around shareholder collaborations related to non-violence
- Stewarding the earth's resources: Mercy Investment Team has gone "paperless" by requesting investment managers to send soft copy materials in advance of all meetings and by using iPad to reduce printing materials; Mercy firm-wide distributed water tumbler to every employee to reduce plastic bottle waste;
- Advancing quality healthcare: Currently, Mercy Investment Team is planning a team-building healthy activity challenge.