FOR PEOPLE AND PLANET
A NETWORK FOR THE FAITHS AND A BRIDGE TO
WHO WE ARE
FaithInvest is an international, not-for-profit membership organisation for religious groups and faith-based investors worldwide. We assist faith groups to invest in line with their values.
Our aim is to grow the scale and impact of faith-consistent investing. We support religious groups in moving more of their funds and resources into investments that will achieve the environmental and sustainable development impacts they seek to implement in the world.
Promotes values-based, faith-consistent investing
Connects the faiths
Builds the faiths' skills and capacity around faith-consistent investing
Serves as a bridge to faith-aligned and value-driven investments
Engages the finance world about the faiths' investment needs
Helps to create pipelines of potentially investable projects through faith networks
WHAT WE DO
The world's faiths have billions of dollars invested in the global stock market. We exist to help the managers of religious funds to align these investments with faith values.
We do this by promoting the growing movement of values-driven investing and by supporting the development of investment opportunities that contribute to socially responsible investing (SRI) as well as to environmental, social and governance (ESG) practice.
FaithInvest exists to accelerate and broaden faith-consistent, values-driven investing by providing a NETWORK for faith-based investors and a SOURCE
of education, exchange and collaboration. We are a PLATFORM for
investment ideas, opportunities and concepts and a VOICE for the faiths
and values-driven investors.
FaithInvest's Director of Membership Nana Francois spoke at the JLens Impact Investor Summit, which should have taken place in New York, USA, but this year took place online due to Covid-19. The Summit convened more than 500 participants over two days, with eight sessions featuring 25 speakers.
Nana took part in the session on multifaith collaborations and spoke about FaithInvest's approach to working with many faiths to achieve the common goal of increasing faith-consistent investing, while also respecting the richness of each tradition. You can find links to her session and all the others by clicking below.
FaithInvest works to accelerate the growth in values-driven, socially responsible investing by:
Assisting the faiths to set out details of their investments and strategy as well as goals for pro-active investing;
Creating a professional association to enable greater collaboration and information sharing;
Promoting the shift within the faith communities from grant-focused to grant-and-investment-for-impact projects;
Becoming a first stop for key information (through research partnerships) on the scale, scope and direction of faith investing;
Creating a pipeline of investable projects finely attuned to the needs of the faiths;
Creating opportunities to invest in environmental and sustainable projects.
We do all this not just for faith organisations but for faith-based philanthropies, charities and businesses.
FaithInvest was formed through the collaboration of significant religious investors, philanthropies, the United Nations, national governments, and investment firms with impact investment expertise.
It was incubated and established by the Alliance of Religions and Conservations, a UK-based international NGO founded by HRH Prince Philip in 1995.
Helping the faiths engage with and inspire the investing world.
Helping the investing world navigate and support the faiths.