Ms. Tanner joined CBIS in 2002 and is responsible for engaging with boards and corporate management to encourage the development and implementation of robust and substantive environmental, human rights and corporate governance policies and practices related to Catholic Responsible Investing. Julie is a member of the governing board of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) and on the board of ECPAT-USA (End Child Prostitution and Trafficking). Her leadership to improve corporate performance on human rights issues led the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) to honor CBIS with its Founder’s Award in 2011.
Julie promotes corporate responsibility as a frequent conference speaker and through press releases and articles appearing in major media. She has co-authored numerous articles and publications, including: "Effective Supply Chain Accountability: Investor Guidance on Implementation of The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act and Beyond," “Corporate Approaches to Address Human Trafficking: Investor Recommendations to London Olympic Sponsors and Hospitality Companies,” “Building Effective Community Relationships: Final Report of the Advisory Panel to Newmont's Community Relationships Review," and “Outside the Box: Guidelines for Retail Store Siting."
Prior to joining CBIS, Ms. Tanner spent ten years in the financial services industry, most recently with JPMorgan Chase, before moving to lead the Finance and Environment Program at National Wildlife Federation. Tanner holds a B.A. from Rutgers University, an M.B.A. from Pace University, and an M.S. from North Carolina State University.