Ecological Justice Program Coordinator
United Church of Canada
My Interest in Business Ethics
Voluntary Sector / NGO
Areas of Interest
Climate Change ; Corporate Social Responsibility ; Corruption ; Development ; Economic ; Human Rights ; Poverty ; Spirituality
Me in Brief
Joy Kennedy has been actively involved for over a decade in multi-sectoral dialogue on ethics for business, government and civil society. With members of faith communities in Canada and internationally through the World Council of Churches, she has worked ecumenically to bring an ethical and moral analysis to business activities through education, advocacy and shareholder activism.
With the former Taskforce on the Churches and Corporate Responsibility, she helped to develop Bench Marks for Global Corporate Responsibility. Through its successor, KAIROS – Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, and currently with the United Church of Canada, she is involved in efforts to articulate a faith, justice and spirituality perspective on major ecological issues, particularly water, climate change and energy.
The United Church of Canada actively participates in campaigns against the privatization of water and the global commons; against the ecological destruction and pollution of water sources through extractive industries; and for the recognition of access to water as a human right.
It has a long history of working on nuclear waste and energy issues, advocating for accountability, transparency and sustainability. It promotes the need for investors to better assess climate risk, and is a member of the Carbon Disclosure Project.
She is on the Board of the Climate Action Network, and the Board of Transparency International, Canada, where she chairs the International Conventions Committee. She actively participates in various NGO networks on ecological issues, both in Canada and globally.