Michael Crosby

Corporate Reform

Corporate ReformMichael Crosby has been the pioneer among Catholic organizations who are following the U.S. Bishops’ guidelines in how to use their investments to bring about greater social justice on a host of issues from human rights to environmental integrity. He advises 20 such groups in Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota and represents them at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility in New York.

Click here for a Corporate Reform Welcome message from Michael Crosby

March 10, 2016 - Catholic Herald
Religious Groups Urge Companies to Respect Environment

March 3, 2016 - Catholic Herald
In the Market for Justice

February 25, 2016 - Catholic News Service
Socially responsible investors press companies to do the right thing

November 11, 2015
Investors Urge Exxon to Take Moral Responsibility for Global Warming

October 29, 2015
Faith-based shareholder groups confront e-cigarette companies

August 12, 2015
Pope Climate Push at Odds with Catholic Institutions' Fossil Fuel Investments

July 14, 2015
Disney Takes Important Step Towards Eliminating Smoking from Youth-Rated Movies: As You Sow

July 9, 2015
Pope Francis Inspires Catholic Investors to Press Environmental Concerns

July 7, 2015
Did the Catholic Church Endorse Fossil-Fuel Divestment?

June 1, 2015
Crosby Challenges the Marlboro Man on Exploited Farm Labor at Altria

May 22, 2015
A resolution filed at Alliance One, Altria, Lorillard, Philip Morris International, Reynolds American and Universal Leaf

May 22, 2015
A transcript of remarks made by Michael Crosby and other shareholders, see the transcript of the Altria annual meeting, May 20, 2015

May 22, 2015
Midwest Capuchins' Efforts on Behalf of Undocumented Immigrants

May 4, 2015
Actions of the Midwest Capuchins and WIM/CRI members for 2014-2015

March 16, 2015 - National Catholic Reporter
Is exorbitant CEO pay a form of tyranny? Thomas Aquinas thinks so

February 19, 2015 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Walmart will raise its minimum wage to $9 in April, $10 next February

November 26, 2014 - National Catholic Reporter
Something to ponder this Black Friday: Wage disparity and income inequality

November 24, 2014
Retailers' Own Reports Cited in Push to Increase Workers' Wages Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Retailers' own reports cited in push to increase workers' wages

NY TImes October 1, 2014 Advocacy Groups Challenge Studios Over Smoking in Youth-Oriented Movies

Effort to Decrease Tobacco and Increase Access to Health

February 11, 2014
Moving toward a National Effort to Develop a "Catholic Campaign for Clothing with a Conscience"

February 6, 2014
Moving Towards a Healthier Nation

October 7, 2013
The efforts of the Midwest Capuchins and other members of the Wisconsin/Iowa/Minnesota Coalition for Responsible Investment were celebrated at the Memorial Union of Marquette University. Representatives of one of the member groups of WIM/CRI, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondolet, St. Paul (MN) Province, wrote about the event on a blog. We share it here: www.csjjusticematters.wordpress.com

August 5, 2013
Province's Lobby Resolution at ATK Gets a Record

July 26, 2013
Crosby Challenging Fossil Fuel Divestment Efforts

June 10, 2013
Altria (Philip Morris USAs) Annual Meeting Exchange on Low Income Smokers between Michael Crosby and Marty Barrington

June 10, 2013
Exchange between Michael Crosby and Rex Tillerson at ExxonMobil Annual Meeting

May 20, 2013
Michael Crosby Responding to the Bangladesh Tragedy.

April 10, 2013
Michael Crosby responds to Bill McKibben's Call for Divestment
Crosby Response to Bill McKibben's Call for Divestment from Fossil Fuel Companies

January, 2013
Filing letter and shareholder resolution on Philip Morris and Marketing in Economically Developing Countries

December, 2012
Letter sent (but unpublished) to The Wall Street Journal on climate change.

December, 2012
Filing letter and shareholder resolution on risks related to climate change filed with ExxonMobil.

October 12, 2012
What Obama and Romney Can Teach Exxonmobil About Climate Change

July 13, 2012
Michael H. Crosby and Evelyn Y. Davis

May 9, 2012
Annual Meeting of Philip Morris

May 7, 2011

Raising the question of human rights violations of farmworkers domestically and globally with the "Big Three" U.S.-based tobacco companies

March 11, 2011

Submission to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Perspectives" on Impact of Tobacco Images in Youth-Friendly Movies. (PDF)

January, 2011

ICCR Marks 40th Year

January 18, 2011

Goal Should Be To Reform Health Care

October 12, 2010

An Op-Ed submitted to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on climate change (Word)

August 19, 2010

Webcast of Michael talking on Sustainability

May 31, 2010

An Op-Ed submitted to The Wall Street Journal on BP oil spill (Word)

December, 2009

Faith Based Investors Urge Health Care Companies to reveal pay disparities

December, 2009

Pay Disparity' Disclosure is Focus of Unprecedented New Shareholder Push (PDF)

September 30, 2009

Socially Responsible Investing is No Sell Out (PDF)
S.R.I. Historical Overview(PDF)

September 30, 2009

Views on Trying to Change the Tobacco Industry. Click here for Michael Crosby's remarks (PDF)

May 27, 2009

Exxon Mobil CEO tells shareholders that fossil fuels have long future
Click here for the Fort Worth Telegram-Star article. (PDF)
Click here for Michael Crosby's remarks to Exxon Mobil CEO. (PDF)

March 23, 2009

Tackling Green Tobacco Sickness.
Click here for the Wall Street Journal article (Word)

May 27, 2008

Securities and Exchange Commission Backs Health Care Balloting.
Click here for the New York Times article (PDF)

October 2, 2007

More Hollywood Studios Say "No Smoking"
Click here for New York Times article

Mike Crosby responds to Louis Camilleri (CEO of Altria, the parent company of Philip Morris USA and Philip Morris Internations). (PDF)

The New York Times Magazine includes a lengthy article about corporate responsibility, including references to the work of Michael Crosby and his cohorts in the work of calling corporate America to task on social justice issues. (PDF)

May 4, 2007

Overview of efforts made by the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph and other religious shareholders in ICCR regarding EXXON Mobil and climate change (PDF)

April 26, 2007

Mike Crosby responds to Louis Camilleri (CEO of Altria, the parent company of Philip Morris USA and Philip Morris Internations). (PDF)

September 21, 2005

The Faith that enerrgizes Us in Socially Responsible Investing (PDF)

May 17, 2004

Against Tobacco; For Life (PDF)

Catholic Social Teaching and Globalization (PDF)

August 27, 1957

Tobacco and Religion (PDF)