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 membership network of faith groups, working with faith-focused investment professionals and NGOs to promote values-driven investing.
Our aim is to support faiths in moving more of their funds and resources into investments that achieve the environmental and sustainable development impacts they seek to achieve.
Connects the faiths
Builds the faiths' skills and capacity around impact investment
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.
The Church of England Pensions Board, which manages £2.8 billion, has created a new index that prioritises companies working to reduce their carbon emissions.
The FTSE TPI Climate Transition Index uses a series of metrics to rate companies and is the first to enable passive funds to capture the extent to which companies are aligned to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. The Board is transferring £600 million to the new index, resulting in a 49.1% lower carbon intensity for the Pensions Board portfolio.
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.