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Unitarian Universalist Association
Treasurer Tim Brennan traveled to New York City on February 14 to attend the
Investor Summit on Climate Risk (ISCR). The third such summit in six
years, ISCR was held at the United Nations Headquarters and co-hosted by the
United Nations Foundation, the United Nations Fund for International
Partnerships, and Ceres, an organization that brings together public interest
groups, environmental groups, and investors to address sustainability issues
such as climate change.
This year’s ISCR attracted hundreds of
investors and culminated in the proposal of a climate-action plan endorsed by 49
different organizations, including the UUA. Those taking part in the
one-day summit represented $8 trillion in assets. By comparison, all
managed assets in the United States total $25.1 trillion, and nearly one in
every nine professionally-managed dollars is involved in socially-responsible
Before joining the UUA in 2006, Brennan
served for nearly seven years as senior director of development and
communications at Ceres, where he was involved with planning the first and
Brennan’s work as UUA treasurer includes
a strong focus on SRI, with a new emphasis on climate change inspired by the
2006 UUA General Assembly statement of conscience. The statement of
conscience reads, in part, “We as Unitarian Universalists are called to join
with others to halt practices that fuel global warming/climate change, to
instigate sustainable alternatives, and to mitigate the impending effects of
global warming/climate change with just and ethical responses.” Brennan
believes deeply in upholding this charge.
He discusses how to put
that belief into action through his work at the UUA.
Tim Brennan was interviewed and quoted in the Chicago Tribune about the UUA’s
resolution on excessive CEO pay with Abbot Laboratories.
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Last updated on Friday, June 17, 2011.
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