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Nov 8 FFE Eco-Speaker Sr Barbara Jennings IN-PERSON AT TAU CENTER: “Successes & Stalls; Leaders & Laggards”

Sister Barbara Jennings, CSJ, to speak on Environmental, Social & Governance Issues at Tau Center in St Louis, MO

Please join the Franciscan Sisters and Sister Barbara Jennings of the Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022 at 6:30 in the evening in Kirkwood, MO, for the Franciscans For Earth Eco-Series speaker presentation entitled “Successes & Stalls; Leaders & Laggards.”

Do your investments really make a difference? For the Earth? For Human Rights? Corporate Lobbying Expenses?
Recent studies on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues are showing definite impacts on corporations, their bottom line and investor bottom line.
This discussion will not only focus on the moral impact of your investments, but also on how you are saving money in the short and long term. You will learn why most Investor Services are now offering ESG choices and how you and future generations will benefit. We will see why ESG is here to stay… and how you can make a difference.

Sister Barbara Jennings, CSJ, represents her community with the Seventh Generation Interfaith Coalition for Responsible Investment. She was born in St. Louis, and graduated from Fontbonne College with English for Secondary Degree. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1966. Barbara has taught high school in Waco, TX and Kansas City, MO. She has also facilitated Religious Studies classes on the University level at Avila and Fontbonne MBA students. Barbara ministered at an inner city parish, the Catholic Worker House, and in the Social Justice Office for the Diocese of Kansas City, MO. Barbara ministered at Midwest Coalition for Responsible Investment from 2007 – 2019, monitoring the shareholder activity of MCRI members in various companies such as American Outdoor Brands (Smith & Wesson), Boeing, Chevron, Conoco Phillips, Emerson, Monsanto, etc. She has served as Lead on Ameren, Boeing, and Monsanto. She was active at ICCR on the Food and Water WG and the Human Rights WG. She was the Chair of the ICCR WG on Department of Defense companies and served on the Board of ICCR. She and her MCRI group hosted the Summer ICCR Event at Fontbonne in 2011. Barbara recently completed a year as interim chancellor at Fontbonne University; now her dream is to guide the University further into SRI and ESG curriculum.

Board Experience: NETWORK, a Catholic Social Justice Lobby, Washington, DC
Fontbonne University Board of Trustees
Carondelet Community Betterment Federation, a neighborhood organization.
Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility, New York City
Seventh Generation Interfaith Investments, Milwaukee

Scroll down to begin the registration process to attend in-person at Tau Center in St Louis at 335 South Kirkwood Rd. Tau Center is directly behind the PNC Bank building along Kirkwood Road, and backs up to South Clay between KinderCare and the American Legion. Turn off Kirkwood Rd between the bank drive-thru and Starbucks (across the street from Mod Pizza). Parking surrounds Tau Center and all who are able are invited to enter through the covered entry porch facing the back lot of the PNC Bank building. If you cannot climb stairs, there is handicap parking and a stairless entry door on the southwest side of the building. This door is usually locked, so please call (314) 965-3700 from the parking lot when you arrive so that someone can let you in. If you prefer to attend via Zoom, please register using the other link!

Upon registration, you will receive an email response and an option to download a receipt. (Note that since there is no cost to attend, the receipt can be considered a reminder for your bulletin board or refrigerator!)