Chris Meyer, Manager of Stewardship Investing Research and Advocacy
Chris Meyer discusses how Praxis makes a lasting difference through corporate engagement.Play video
Chris Meyer is Manager of Stewardship Investing Research and Advocacy for Praxis Mutual Funds® and Everence Financial®, a leading provider of faith-based financial products in the United States and a ministry of Mennonite Church USA. Chris has been involved in the field of ethical and socially responsible investing at Everence since 2006. He leads the company’s work in corporate engagement and supports its investment screening and proxy voting functions.
Chris implements shareholder advocacy as a core part of the Everence commitment to a philosophy of Stewardship Investing. Growing out of a responsibility of shareholder-owners of corporations, the objective is to improve the social and environmental policies of corporations to the benefit of all stakeholders. He has led shareholder dialogues on many pertinent issues such as climate change, toxic chemicals, child slave labor, and predatory credit card practices with multinational companies.
Chris chairs the nominating committee and is part of the climate change leadership team at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, the nation’s leading member-based coalition of institutional investors seeking to use their investments as a catalyst for social change.
Frequently asked to present to community, social justice, and faith-based groups, Chris has become an important voice in helping investors understand the impact their resources can have in building a more just and sustainable world. As part of his personal commitment to practicing stewardship values, Chris lives in an off-the-grid house powered by solar panels. He and his family grow much of their own food through organic gardening.