FOR PEOPLE AND PLANET
A NETWORK FOR THE FAITHS AND A BRIDGE TO
WHO WE ARE
FaithInvest is an international charitable foundation that assists faith groups to invest in line with their values. We are a network of faith investment groups, fund managers, NGOs and faith-based philanthropies working to promote values-driven investing. Our aim is to accelerate the movement of billions of dollars managed by the faiths into value-driven investments supporting environmental and sustainable development.
Connects the faiths
Serves as a bridge to faith-aligned and value-driven investments
Engages the finance world about the investment needs of the faiths
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.
COULD YOU BE OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR?
Are you a dynamic and visionary leader? We want to hear from you. We're looking for an exceptional individual to become FaithInvest's first Executive Director – someone who will shape, develop and oversee FaithInvest at this exciting stage in our development.
Our goal is to support all faith groups in aligning their investments and asset management with their faith values. The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge base of contemporary, values-driven investing and a passion for developing this field.
We are looking for an ED who is as comfortable working with the world's diverse faith communities as s/he is at engaging the investment community. The ideal candidate will be able to understand and help develop solutions thorough the lens of faith and values but also understands the needs of the investment community and can share their excitement at the potential for changing the way the financial market is motivated.
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.
Faiths should 'take the lead in delivering sustainable, responsible, ethical finance': That was the message from the Faith in Finance round table at Ethical Finance 2019, hosted by the Global Ethical Finance Initiative, UNDP and the Scottish Government and attended by 500 delegates from October 8-9, 2019.
FaithInvest works to accelerate the growth in values-driven, socially responsible investing by:
Assisting the faiths in setting out details of their investments and strategy as well as goals for pro-active investing;
Creating a professional association which will enable far 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;
Hosting a platform for investments into environmental and sustainable projects.
We will 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.