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8-9 June 2021, 12-5pm BST

FIRST GLOBAL MEMBERS' CONFERENCE

Pragmatic Faith Consistent Investing: 

A working conference for faith-based asset owners

An action-oriented, information-rich programme set over two half-days on Tuesday June 8 and Wednesday 9 (12.00 – 17.00 BST). Register at events@faithinvest.org. For enquiries, contact engagement@faithinvest.org.
More information see below or click here.

2021

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

REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 12noon BST

Developing your Faith Long-term Plan: Media 

Communication is critical to the success of virtually all endeavours. Sharing your knowledge, experience and stories – through radio, television, newspapers, websites or social media – helps people understand what you are doing and why. This webinar will feature case studies of successful initiatives, such as EcoSikh, and share how Indonesia's Muslim clerics achieved global coverage of their religious fatwa against the illegal wildlife trade. We'll discuss the best use of media assets, from parish newsletters to websites, from social media to handbooks. This is part of the Faith Long-term Plans series of webinars.

FAITH LONG-TERM PLANS 

FaithInvest is holding a series of webinars for faith groups interested in taking part in the Faith Long-term Plans programme. They focus on different aspects of the seven key areas of the programme.

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  • Tues April 27: Advocacy

  • Tues May 18: Media

See Forthcoming Events (left) for more details,.

 

Missed any webinars? 

Watch recordings of past Faith Long-term Plan webinars here.

  • Tues November 10: Managing assets: Construction and buildings

  • Thurs December 3: Education and young people

  • Thurs December 10: Education

  • Wed January 13: Assets – Land & Forests, Water, Wildlife and Habitat Protection

  • Tues January 19: Lifestyles

  • Thurs February 4: Partnerships, Eco-twinning and new Environment Departments

  • Tues February 23: Celebrations

  • Tues 9 March: Managing financial assets and investments

  • Thurs April 15: Wisdom

Speakers include:

  • Moderator: Susie Weldon, Head of Communications,
    FaithInvest 

  • Dr Fachruddin Majeri Mangunjaya, Chairman, Centre
    for Islamic Studies & lecturer, Universitas Nasional (UNAS) Indonesia

  • Daniel Perell, Representative to the United Nations,
    Baha'i International Community, US

  • One more speaker to be confirmed

REGISTER HERE

Tuesday 8 & Wednesday 9 June 2021, 12-5pm BST
Pragmatic Faith-Consistent Investing:
A working conference for faith-based asset owners

We are delighted to invite you to FaithInvest's first Global Members' Conference, an action-oriented, information-rich programme held over two half-days on Tuesday June 8 and Wednesday 9 from 12–5pm BST). Our working agenda includes:

  • The Faiths as Stakeholders – opportunities and challenges

  • Working Group Showcase sessions – moderated sessions where members share progress and collaborate on next steps – for example, our Manager DatabaseImpact Investing (including insights from the Dharmic faiths), Ethical Institutional Banking, and solutions for smaller investors (including commingled structures

  • Practical Faith-consistent Investment Implementation session on rooting your investment policy and guidelines in faith-based principles, aligning mandates and shifting capital.

  • Curated Networking and knowledge and experience sharing 

  • Interactive Demonstrations – of our new Member Portal and Manager Database

The conference is aimed at FaithInvest members as well as those thinking of becoming members. Our membership is open to faith-based asset owners – investment professionals and those who work with them to align their investments – and we welcome faith-based organisations of all size and sophistication of investment portfolio.

 

REGISTER NOW: events@faithinvest.org

 

Any other faith-based asset consultants, advisors and managers who wish to find out more, please contact us at engagement@faithinvest.org

PAST EVENTS

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

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 webinars 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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