FOR PEOPLE AND PLANET
A NETWORK FOR THE FAITHS AND A BRIDGE TO
FaithInvest helps religious groups to invest in line with their values.
We support the rapidly growing movement of faiths actively using their
investments to create a better world – for people and planet.
FaithInvest is an international, not-for-profit membership organisation for religious groups and faith-based institutional investors. Our aim is to grow the scale and impact of faith-consistent, values-driven investing worldwide.
The world's faiths have billions of dollars invested in the global stock markets, across all asset classes. We empower religious asset owners to align their investments with their faith values, for the benefit of people and planet.
We do this by providing:
a NETWORK for faith-based investors
a SOURCE of education, exchange and collaboration
a PLATFORM for investment ideas, opportunities and concepts
a VOICE for the faiths and values-driven investors.
Promotes faith-consistent, values-based investing and investment transparency
Connects the faiths
Builds skills and capacity
Serves as a bridge to faith-aligned and value-driven investments
Engages the financial world about the faiths' investment needs
Helps to create pipelines of potentially investable projects through faith networks
We do not make investment decisions or manage funds for the faiths.
It's been a busy and productive year! Watch this two-minute video to see
our highlights of 2021.
And read our December newsletter to see why, despite the tumultuous couple of years we've all experienced due to Covid, we are looking forward to 2022 – and why we believe now is the auspicious time.
A NATURAL POWERHOUSE
The faiths are a natural powerhouse for ethical, faith-based and impact investing that contributes to environmental, social and governance (ESG) or socially responsible investing (SRI). Yet for many faiths, this is currently more of a potential than a reality.
Faith beliefs naturally align with ethical, faith-based and impact investing; they are deeply and strongly motivated. They represent a large pool of investable assets as well as vast ownership of property and land. Together, the faiths represent a significant investment bloc in the financial world.
As investors, the faiths are good at knowing what they don’t want to invest in. Now it is time for faiths to say what they do want to invest in, for a better future for people and planet.
DEVELOPING FCI GUIDELINES
Developing faith-consistent investment (FCI) guidelines is a crucial step for faith groups seeking to align their investments with their values. A commitment to doing so is a requirement for membership of FaithInvest. Download our guide to developing your own guidelines as well as other resources such as The Zug Guidelines, which outline the investment priorities of dozens of faith traditions.
JOIN US AS
We invite all faith-based asset owners –
including endowments, foundations and development agencies – to join us and grow the movement of values-driven, faith-consistent investing. Our private, members-only Member Platform is the main vehicle through which we deliver a range of curated services aimed at understanding members' needs; developing their skills and capacity to work through challenges; deliver the three key areas of focus for members (see below) and co-creating investment opportunities.
HELP TO GROW THE MOVEMENT
We're working to grow the movement of values-driven, faith-consistent investing. We're doing so through our Faith Plans programme in which faith communities around the world are developing practical Plans to use their investments, assets and influence to drive practical action on the environment. We invite all faith groups to join the programme – and do sign up to our newsletter.
MEMBERSHIP PLATFORM AND PROGRAMME
Our Member Platform and Programme is a private, members-only space that is accessed via the MEMBER LOG IN button above. The Member Programme works to:
Directly enhance collaboration across our members – aiming to save time and resources via:
Create infrastructure to allow quick and smooth investing:
Create interesting investment opportunities – where possible, opportunities uniquely suited to the faith community, for example:.
Impact Investing Fund-of-Funds
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.
We'd love to hear from you! Write to us at the address shown or use the contact form below.
c/o Stone King LLP
91-93 Charterhouse St
London, EC1M 6HR, UK
+44 (0)117 214 1720
Registered charity number: 1187015
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