Sister Susan Mika
Region: Hill Country
Topics: Maquiladoras, Colonias, Border Issues, Environmental Justice,
Sister Susan Mika is a Benedictine nun who lives in
San Antonio and who has served as a school teacher and a public
advocate. Her advocacy work has focused on showing corporations the
need to be more responsible in their care of workers and the
environment. To do this, she has worked as a director of the
Responsible Investment Coalition, seeking to leverage the equities
owned by her Order and other religious investors through informal
dialogues with management and by more formal shareholder proxy votes.
Through her leadership in the
Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras, she has been particularly active and concerned with the
pollution and worker safety issues raised by corporations'
maquiladoras along the US/Mexico border. Recognizing that many of the
environmental and labor issues raised by the maquiladoras are now
appearing in other border and developing nations, she has also served
on the Global Corporate Accountability Steering Committee of the
Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility to seek better
international business response to conditions abroad.
April 17, 2002
San Antonio, Texas
Reel 2198 and 2199