Rev Séamus P. Finn OMI has been a member of the Justice/Peace and Integrity of Creation Ministry team of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate since 1986 and served as Director from 1999 – 2014. The office supports the mission of the congregation especially the JPIC dimension which has as priorities “being present where decisions affecting the lives and the futures of the poor are made” in both the public arena and the private sector. This includes an active shareholder investment program both for the U.S. province and for the congregation, a presence when appropriate at different legislative arenas and at international institutions like the World Bank, IMF and the UN.
Rev. Finn has represented the Oblates at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility www.iccr.org since 1988 where he is currently chair of the board. He represents the Oblates on the executive committee of the International Interfaith Investment Group www.3ignet.org . He also serves as the Faith Consistent Investment consultant on three investment committees and is active in a number of interfaith collaborative efforts on economic justice and investment matters.
Fr. Séamus believes that the active integration of the faith and values of the religious community into their advocacy efforts in the public sector and private sectors and into their financial investment decisions can be a leaven for promoting sustainable human communities and more responsible corporations.
He has given numerous presentations in different venues on faith consistent investing and corporate social responsibility. He has been interviewed for print and radio shows and has appeared on dozens of TV shows, including CNN, CNBC, CBS, PBS, Al Jazeera America, RTE and on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He blogs twice a month on Religion and Corporate Social Responsibility for the Huffington post.com