As part of our support for the creation of ethical investment criteria, we have sent this letter to Isaiah 58, the advocacy group within the Ecumenical Lutheran Church of America, in support of their efforts to have the Church endorse a human rights screen that takes into account corporate behaviour in Israel/ Palestine. In the letter we explain the Investigate methodology and respond to some of the common questions: what is divestment? how is it different from screening? what about Palestinian companies?
The letter, of July 22nd 2016, preceded the ELCA Churchwide Assembley where a resolution supporting the creation of such a human rights screen was introduced and overwhelmingly endorsed.