top of page
Without a vision, the people perish.
– Proverbs 29:18


Find out more about significant FaithInvest events and activities, as well as links to our events listings below.

20220526_123724 (1).jpg
MAY 2023

Joint FaithInvest and Christian Aid conference exploring how business networks, investors and development agencies can work together.

IMG_2006 rz.jpeg

'Excellent', 'riveting', 'inspiring', 'mind opening', 'uplifting' – some of the words used to describe our two-day Bold Plans conference on faith-consistent investing

Member event-pursuing-investment-prog.jpeg
JUNE 2021

A year after we'd had to postpone our first in-person conference due to Covid, we finally met online to discuss aligning values and investments.


22 June 2023, hybrid forum
9.00 EST, 14.00 BST, 15.00 CET
The Radical Old Idea: Faith perspectives in finance and beyond 

The Radical Old Idea is a platform that seeks to inform a new and better financial paradigm. This event, organised by the Global Ethical Finance Initiative, features a diverse group of speakers including Professor Atul Shah of City University, Lorna Gold of FaithInvest and the Laudato Si' Movement, and Professor M. Iqbal Asaria, Visiting Professor at the London Institute of Banking & Finance.

Together, they will discuss topics including:

  • Leadership, ethics and culture

  • Bans on interest

  • The concept of stewardship

  • The theory of sufficiency

  • Practical action on climate from faith groups

In-person REGISTER


12-13 July 2023, New Haven, CT USA

Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors' 6th Annual Catholic Investor Symposium

FaithInvest Director of Investment Solutions Mathew Jensen will attend this annual event and participate on a panel. The two-day event addresses a range of investment issues faced by Catholic Investors. This event is by invitation. 

For information CONTACT

Visit our webinar catch-up page to watch recordings and see our archive of 2022 events below.


For recordings of our webinars, visit our webinar catch-up page.

1 June 2023, FaithInvest quarterly online forum
Faith-consistent Investing Interest Group: Quarterly Forum

At this quarter's forum we'll hear from the Chair of the English Sangha Trust who will speak about their faith-consistent investment programme and recent enhancements pursued with input and guidance from FaithInvest. We'll also share updated findings from our study Good Intentions: what faiths say about how they invest, and how they can do more.

25 May 2023, online webinar
Align your finances with your faith values

FaithInvest and the Laudato Si' Movement have produced some new resources to help dioceses, universities, schools, and religious congregations align their financial activities with their faith values. The new resources, which have been uploaded to FaithInvest's Living Laudato Si' resource platform and to the Laudato Si' Action Platform, cover sustainable investment, divestment, sustainable banking and sustainable insurance. This webinar, part of Laudato Si' Week, will introduce the resources and includes a Q&A session.

25 May 2023, online webinar
TBLI Talk: How to mobilise the faith investment community

Martin Palmer will discuss how religions became strong defenders of the environment, from the World Wildlife Fund's early interest, through the Alliance of Religions and Conservation organisation, to the 'ZUG Guidelines', FaithInvest, and beyond. You'll also hear how Faiths can do more: moving beyond 'Good Intentions' to new frontiers, for example through faith-inspired social development agencies. Note, there is a EUR 25 fee for this TBLI event. 

21-23 May 2023, Jakarta, Indonesia

Religion, Peace and Civilisation

FaithInvest CEO Martin Palmer will speak (online) at this conference organised by Majelis Ulama Indonesia (Indonesia's top Islamic scholars body) and attended by Islamic and non-Islamic religious leaders. The conference will examine transformative religious models with the aim of proposing strategies for realising world peace based on religious values, laying tolerant theological foundations and investigating models of Islamic moderation to create peaceful societies.

15 May 2023, London

Investing in a Liveable Future: Investment, Faith and Development

FaithInvest and Christian Aid are co-hosting this conference exploring the opportunities for business, investment and faith-inspired development agencies to invest justly and sustainably in the emerging "new economy". It will address key questions such as moving on from a 100% grant-based model, the connection with economic empowerment and inclusion, and what forms of investment can work, among others. 


11-12 May 2023, London

Extinction or Regeneration: Transforming food systems for human, animal and planetary health

Susie Weldon, Head of Communications, FaithInvest, will moderate a panel at this major event focusing on the global food system, organised by Compassion in World Farming. The session at 9am on May 12, is entitled: The role of business and investments in the sustainable food system of the future. Industrial agriculture could not exist without significant funding and subsidies. At the same time agro-ecological and regenerative projects are starved of funds. How do we shift finance towards a system that is better for human, animal and planetary health, and away from environmental and social harm? Panelists include:

  • Jennifer Clapp, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability, University of Waterloo

  • Bina Agarwal, Professor of Development Economics and Environment, University of Manchester

  • Peter Elwin, Head of Food and Land Use, Planet Tracker

  • Glenn Hurowitz, Founder and CEO, Mighty Earth

  • Peter Stevenson, Chief Policy Advisor, Compassion in World Farming

  • Rachel Harris, Director, Environmental & Social Risk Management, Standard Chartered

25 April, 2023, Maynooth, Ireland

Investing in Climate Justice

FaithInvest's Director of Movement Building, Dr. Lorna Gold, will lead a session at the meeting hosted by the Irish Bishop's Conference for Diocesan Financial Advisors, exploring ways in which different dioceses can invest positively for climate justice. This is an invitation-only event co-organised with Trocaire. 

22 April, 2023, hybrid conferenceScotland

Tackling the Climate, Cost of Living and Energy Crises

FaithInvest's Director of Movement Building, Dr. Lorna Gold, will be a keynote speaker at this hybrid conference, organised by Eco-Congregation Scotland which supports around 650 Scottish churches working to care for creation. The conference focuses on tackling the crises we face this year: climate emergency, cost of living and energy.

21-27 March 2023, Hong Kong

FaithInvest meetings with Daoist faith partners and philanthropists

FaithInvest CEO Martin Palmer was in Hong Kong for a range of meetings including:

  • Wed 22: Public lecture on faiths, environment and faith-consistent investing, Hong Kong University, for an audience of 500 people including faith leaders, environmental organisations and students

  • Thurs 23 & Fri 24: Meetings with Daoist representatives and discussions about holding a conference on Al Mizan, an Islamic perspective on the environment and call for action, due to be published in coming months

  • Mon 27: JP Morgan's Asia Philanthropy Forum. Martin chaired a panel on day one of the two-day event (invitation only)

27-29 March 2023, Northern Ireland

Association for Religious Bursars Ireland Conference 

Member event

FaithInvest CEO Martin Palmer gave the keynote address to this conference for members of religious communities who are involved in making decisions about investmennt planning, governance etc.

9 March 2023, online
FaithInvest's quarterly FCI Interest Group meeting 

Our quarterly 45-minute FCI Interest Group meeting which explored performance and risk implications of using faith-aligned negative screens with Rashed Khan, Director of Portfolio Risk and Analytics at Wespath, the author of recent research on this topic. Plus highlights from our experience working with smaller faith-based asset owners on implementing and/or enhancing faith-consistent investment practices in their portfolios – the topic of our soon-to-be released whitepaper Faith-consistent Investing and Smaller Organisations.

bottom of page