JustMoney Movement was founded as ECCR – the Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility – in 1989.
From the beginning we worked to draw attention to the impact of companies based in the UK on communities and the environment throughout the world. This included highlighting issues such as indigenous rights in Nigeria and the Philippines, migrant work and sex trafficking, and partnering with organisations such as CAFOD and Christian Aid to release reports and hold events.
We’ve worked with faith groups and religious orders to look at how individual churches and church-goers can apply pressure to corporations and governments.
We have provided research, resources for campaigning and advocacy, responses to government consultations, reports to help shareholders engage with companies, and templates for letter-writing campaigns.
In response to increasing concerns about the investments of institutional church funds, the Church Investors Group (CIG) was founded to look at ways in which these funds could be utilised as force for good. JustMoney Movement has observer status on CIG’s Board.
JustMoney Movement now focuses on the role of individuals and congregations across the UK churches, equipping them to think about how the money they use in their daily lives can become a tool to help live out their faith, through our Money Makes Change programme. We also equip Christians to speak out for changes in the tax system through our Church Action for Tax Justice campaign, and to call for banks and businesses to operate in ways that serve people and planet, rather than the other way around.