Climate Solutions Fund

“Humanity still has the ability to work together to build our common home.” – Pope Francis

Climate Solutions Fund

30 Dominican Sisters in NYCOn June 18, 2018, the third anniversary of the promulgation of Laudato Sí, thirty Dominican Sisters, representing the various congregations across the U.S. gathered at the global headquarters of Morgan Stanley in NYC to celebrate the official launch of our collaboration to pro-actively invest in climate solutions that integrate the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals on water, sanitation, food security, energy, and related challenges facing economically impoverished and marginalized communities disproportionately impacted by global warming.

2B,4 - Cry of earth, cry of poor

The contributions of Dominican Sisters across the United States have seeded Climate Solutions Funds that have attracted more than $130,000,000 in capital investments. In their joint statement, the Sisters state: “Dominicans have long been engaged in addressing issues related to poverty and Earth’s degradation. Today we are extending these efforts to Wall Street by proactively investing in marketplace climate solutions that we hope will have a catalyzing impact for the common good of people and planet.”

The “Dominican Sisters Inspired” Climate Solutions Fund was born from the commitment made by all U.S. Dominican congregations at the 2015 DSC Convocation “to develop an appropriate strategy to promote investment in climate solutions.” The effort was spearheaded by the OPSCC congregations.

“We are faced not with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social, but rather with one complex crisis which is both social and environmental. Strategies for a solution demand an integrated approach to combating poverty, restoring dignity to the excluded, and at the same time protecting nature.”

– Laudato Sí, 139

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