Sister Nash, who has been recognized internationally for her shareholder advocacy work, is Director of Corporate Responsibility for the Sisters of St. Francis in Aston, PA, and is a member of the Philadelphia Coalition for Responsible Investment and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility.
Renowned shareholder activist to speak on corporate social responsibility and hydraulic fracturing at LHU
March 20, 2012
Sister Nora Nash, renowned shareholder activist on corporate responsibility and human rights, will give a presentation entitled “What are YOUR Guiding Principles? Human Rights, Community Rights, Hydraulic Fracturing, Sustainability and Social Justice” at Lock Haven University on April 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Greenberg Auditorium, Health Professions Building. The talk will be preceded by a reception at 6:30 p.m., also at Greenberg. The event is free and open to the Lock Haven campus community and public.
Sister Nash, who has been recognized internationally for her shareholder advocacy work, is Director of Corporate Responsibility for the Sisters of St. Francis in Aston, PA, and is a member of the Philadelphia Coalition for Responsible Investment and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. For more than 30 years, she and her partners have worked tirelessly to combat corporate greed and urge companies to deal responsibly with investors and affected communities. Her activism has ranged from targeting excessive pay deals to corporate executives (including Goldman Sachs and BP), to ensuring fair labor practices by Dollar General, protecting farm workers’ rights in workers’ dealings with grocery chain Kroger, and advocating fair lending practices by financial institutions like Wells Fargo.
The Sisters’ latest efforts, however, are focused on ensuring responsible drilling and waste removal practices by gas companies operating in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale. Sister Nora has been integral in efforts to encourage companies like Anadarko, Chevron and Exxon to put firm, environmentally responsible controls in place. Featured in a recent New York Times article, Sister Nora exclaimed that she and her fellow activists are “not here to put corporations down. We’re here to improve their sense of responsibility.”
Recent coverage of Sister Nora Nash and the Sisters of St. Francis’s advocacy can be found in The New York Times and The Guardian.
The presentation is co-sponsored by the Women’s Studies Minor Program, the LHU Ethics Center, and the Office of Cultural and Human Diversity. For more information, please contact Dr. Gayatri Devi, Women’s Studies Coordinator at (570) 484-2284 and at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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