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Thurs 10 June 2021, 12pm BST

Faith leaders, climate change and the G7  

Organised by Religion Media Centre

As world leaders arrive for the G7 Summit, the RMC will hear from aid agencies and faith leaders about what they think should be top of the agenda. Will the world’s richest countries heed the call to relieve the debt burdens of the poorest? How far have G7 countries embraced the opportunity to “green” their responses to Covid-19? How will the decisions taken this week affect the prospects for meaningful action on climate change at COP26 later in the year? 

FAITHPLANS WEBINARS

FaithInvest is holding a series of webinars for faith groups interested in taking part in our FaithPlans programme – in which faiths develop long-term plans to use their assets, investments and influence to drive practical action on the climate, biodiversity and sustainable development.

 

They focus on the programme's Seven Key Areas. Look out for them in the calendar and watch previous webinars via our Webinar Catch-up page.​​​

After a very busy few months (check out our Webinar Catch-up page) culminating in our Inaugural Member Conference on June 8 & 9, we're taking a short break from organising events for the summer. We'll be back soon with more webinars and events.

  • Hosted by Rosie Dawson

  • Fr Augusto Zampini, Secretary to the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development 

  • Lord Rowan Williams, Chair of Christian Aid

  • Shahin Ashraf MBE, Head of Global Advocacy, Islamic Relief

  • Alex Kirby, former BBC environment correspondent,  founder and editor of the Climate News Network

REGISTER HERE

Wed 16 June 2021, 9.00-11.45 EDT

Next Normal Now: Re-imagining capitalism for our future

Organised by The GIIN

What would our future look like if our economic system were inclusive and sustainable? The GIIN is re-imagining capitalism in a series of events including this one on essential climate action strategies.

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Thurs 17 June 2021, 10.00 CDT

CIIC Community Forum - focus on refugee financing

Organised by the Catholic Impact Investing Collaborative

What would our future look like if our economic system were inclusive and sustainable? The GIIN is re-imagining capitalism in a series of events including this one on essential climate action strategies. 

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  • Tim Docking, Managing Director, Refugee Investment Network

  • Yanki Tshering, Executive Director, DF Impact Capital/ Dunn Family Charitable Foundation 

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PAST FAITHINVEST EVENTS

Tuesday June 8-Wednesday June 9, 2021

FaithInvest's Inaugural Member Conference: 

Pragmatic Faith-Consistent Investing:

A working conference for faith-based asset owners

FaithInvest's Inaugural Members' Conference was an action-oriented, information-rich online event set over two half-days on Tuesday June 8 (12.30–17.00 BST) and Wednesday 9 (14.00-19.00 BST). It was aimed at FaithInvest members.

***See the agenda here​***

 

Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 12pm BST

Developing your Faith Long-term Plan: Media & Outreach

Good communication is vital to the success of virtually all endeavours. Sharing your knowledge, experience and stories – through newspapers, radio , TV, websites and social media – helps people understand what you are doing and why. This webinar, part of the Faith Long-term Plans series, features successful case studies of media and outreach.

 

Speakers include: 

  • Moderator: Susie Weldon, FaithInvest Director of Communications

  • Martin Palmer, FaithInvest CEO

  • Daniel Perell, Representative to the UN, Baha'i International Community  

  • Dr Fachruddin Majeri Mangunjaya, Chair, Centre for Islamic Studies, Universitas Nasional, Indonesia 

  • Reba Elliott, Director of Special Projects, Global Catholic Climate Movement

***Watch the video here​***

Tuesday, 27 April 2021, 2pm BST

Developing your Faith Long-term Plan: Advocacy

If you’ve ever tried to promote an issue you care about, you’ve engaged in advocacy. Advocacy is about influencing attitudes, opinons and actions to bring about change – whether internally within your own faith group or externally in the wider community. What are the most effective ways of doing this? Originally this webinar was going to include Media but because there is so much to say about each topic, we have split it into two. The Media & Communications webinar is on May 18 – see below. This is part of the Faith Long-term Plans series of webinars. 

Speakers include:

  • Moderator: Lorna Gold, FaithInvest Director of Movement Building

  • Martin Palmer, FaithInvest CEO

  • Charles McNeill , Director of the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative

  • Gopal Patel, Director of Bhumi Global and vice chair of the UN's Multifaith Advisory Council

  • One more speaker to be confirmed

***Watch the video here***

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 2pm BST

Developing your Faith Long-term Plan: Wisdom

Both faiths and many secular organisations recognise that the environmental crisis is a spiritual issue. How, through mindfulness, compassion and care, rooted in centuries of experience, can faiths address this spiritual issue? We will explore training, crisis and adaption, practices of prayer and use of litergies as well as the theology of nature from different faith perspectives. This is part of the Faith Long-term Plans series of webinars. Speakers include:

  • Darin Lamar Jones, Center for Earth Ethics, US

  • Dekila Chungyalpa, Director, Loka Initiative, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US

  • Rev Dr Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam, Coordinator of Ecology and Creation, the Vatican's Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Italy

  • Linda Wong, China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation, China

***Watch the video here​***

23 March 2021, 2.30pm GMT

Rooting your Investment Guidelines in faith principles

What are the practical steps and considerations involved in creating investment guidelines that align with your faith values and beliefs? This webinar is led by the FaithInvest team, with Dave Zellner, CIO of Wespath, and provides in depth training on aligning investment guidelines with faith values, with opportunities for Q&A and discussion. 

***Watch the video here***

9 March 2021, 2pm GMT

Developing your Faith Long-term Plan: Financial Assets and Investments

Together faith groups comprise a significant investment bloc on the global stock markets. How do they manage their financial assets and investments in line with their values? This is part of our Faith Long-term Plans series of webinars.

***Watch the video here***

5 March 2021, all day India time

Faith-Driven Investing: Walk the Talk - Asia focus. 

This was the second online event in this year's 4th international Faith-based Investment Conference (after the Africa focused event on January 15) and was praised by participants for the quality of its content.

***See the agenda and watch the videos here***

EVENTS ARCHIVE

You can find out about the events and webinars that FaithInvest has organised and attended in previous years by clicking below on the links for 2020 events and 2019 events.

 

To watch recordings of our webinars, please visit our webinar catch-up page.

23 March 2021, 2.30pm GMT

Rooting your Investment Guidelines in faith principles

What are the practical steps and considerations involved in creating investment guidelines that align with your faith values and beliefs? This webinar is led by the FaithInvest team, with Dave Zellner, CIO of Wespath, and provides in depth training on aligning investment guidelines with faith values, with opportunities for Q&A and discussion. 

***Watch the video here***

9 March 2021, 2pm GMT

Developing your Faith Long-term Plan: Financial Assets and Investments

Together faith groups comprise a significant investment bloc on the global stock markets. How do they manage their financial assets and investments in line with their values? This is part of our Faith Long-term Plans series of webinars.

***Watch the video here***

5 March 2021, all day India time

Faith-Driven Investing: Walk the Talk - Asia focus. 

This was the second online event in this year's 4th international Faith-based Investment Conference (after the Africa focused event on January 15) and was praised by participants for the quality of its content.

***See the agenda and watch the videos here***

3 March 2021, 7pm GMT

Scottish Churches' webinar: COP26, Divestment & Investment in a Just and Green Recovery

FaithInvest's Lorna Gold is the keynote speaker at this Scottish Churches' webinar which considers how churches in Scotland can support a just and green recovery. Both the Church of Scotland and Scottish Episcopal Church will be discussing fossil fuel divestment this year and the webinar will launch the Scottish Churches' COP26 Pledge.

23 February 2021, 2pm GMT

Developing your Faith Long-term Plan: Celebration

The world, despite all its problems, is still a beautiful place. How can faith groups celebrate this, either through existing festivals or new platforms. There will also be an opportunity to hear about the next steps in the Faith Long-term Plan process. This is part of the Faith Long-term Plans series of webinars. Speakers include:

  • Spirydoula Fotinis, Coordinator of Programs, Inter-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

  • Hajjat Sebyala Aphwa, Director, Energising Solutions and initiator of Greening Fridays, Uganda

***Watch the video here***

04 February 2021, 12noon GMT

Developing your Faith Long-term Plan: Partnerships, Eco-twinning and environmental departments

We already know that taking action in partnership with others greatly improves your chance of achieving a positive result. How can faith groups increase their impact on the environment by developing partnerships and sharing experience and expertise with other groups across social, ecolomic, cultural and geographical settings? We bring together experts to present case studies and discuss the effectiveness of creating dedicated environmental departments. This is part of the Faith Long-term Plans series of webinars.

***Watch the video here***

19 January 2021, 2pm GMT

Developing your Faith Long-term Plan: Lifestyles

We all have a choice, both as individuals and as communities, to live a simple life that is beneficial to both humans and the planet. Within many faith teachings and traditions lies the encouragement to live a life in harmony with the 

environment. This webinar engages key thinkers in a conversation on self-assessment, pilgrimage, tourism, family life, purchasing power, and the art of simple living. This is part of the Faith Long-term Plans series of webinars.

Speakers include: 

  • Husna Ahmad, CEO Global One

  • Ruth Valerio, Tearfund

  • Stanley Baya, A Rocha 

Moderator: Alison Prout, CEO, INCR

***Watch the video here***

15 January 2021, all day

4th international Faith-based Investment Conference – Faith-Driven Investing: Walk the Talk

More than 150 people attended the 4th International Faith-based Investment Conference, which was held online for the first time. Organised by Geneva Agape Foundation and co-hosted by the World Council of Churches (WCC), FaithInvest, and the World Evangelical Alliance’s Business Coalition, this meeting focused on Europe and Africa; a second regional conference focusing on Asia will be held on March 5.
***See the agenda and watch the videos here***

13 January 2021, 12noon GMT

Developing your Faith Long-term Plan: Assets – Land & Forests; Water; Wildlife & Habitats

Globally, faiths own around 8% of all habitable land on earth, and more than 5% of commercial forests.How can faith groups manage their land sustainably, focusing biodiversity. Speakers included: 

  • Ani Tsering Youden

  • Martin Palmer, CEO, FaithInvest

  • Ravneet Singh, EcoSikh

Moderator: Chantal Elkin, WWF's Beliefs and Values Programme

***Watch the video here***

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