'Investing for positive impact goes beyond avoiding harm and mitigating risks, and is at the centre of a wider movement towards more responsible investing.'
— Dame Elizabeth Corley, Chair, Impact Investing Institute Board of Directors
FOR PEOPLE AND PLANET
2009 FAITH PLANS
In 2009, more than 60 faith groups around the world developed long-term Faith Commitments on the environment as part of the Many Heavens One Earth programme initiated by the Alliance of Religions and Conservation. They were launched at Windsor Castle, UK, ahead of the 2009 UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen, with a second group of commitments launched in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2012.
ABOUT THE 2009 PROGRAMME
In total, more than 60 traditions from all major faiths – including Buddhism, Daoism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism and Shintoism – launched long-term commitments on the environment.
These commitments have profoundly shaped the faiths' response to key environmental issues over the last decade. Each group developed a plan that was relevant to their own beliefs, teachings and practices, and the length of time varied from five to eight years, depending on the faith group. You can see what the faiths pledged by clicking the links below.
FaithInvest's 2020 Faith Long-term Plans programme builds on the Faith Commitments initiative. This is already the biggest faith environmental initative to date, and will be launched in 2021 ahead of COP26, the next UN Climate Conference to be held in Glasgow.