The Sisters of Mercy, in the spirit of their founder, Catherine McAuley, have long committed to using their investments to advocate for systemic change and enhance their financial resources for the mission and the support of their members. Building on decades of work in their history, the Sisters of Mercy created Mercy Investment Services, the asset management program for the collective investment and professional management of the endowment, operating, and other funds of the Sisters of Mercy and their ministries that choose to participate. The centralization of investments, which occurred on February 1, 2010, increases the net investment returns of the participants while continuing the sisters' decades-long work for systemic change in the areas of nonviolence, racism, the environment, concern for women, and immigration through shareholder advocacy and impact investments. The program provides its participants with increased economies of scale, diversification, liquidity, and governance and oversight.