The faiths are a
natural powerhouse
for ethical, faith-based
and impact investing.
FOR PEOPLE
AND PLANET

OUR MISSION

FaithInvest is an international, non-profit organisation that supports faiths to invest in line with their values to achieve a just and sustainable world. We support religious groups and faith-based asset owners in developoing faith-consistent investing policies and act as a bridge between religious investors and the wider financial world.

OUR VISION, MISSION AND VALUES

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OUR MISSION

We exist to grow the scale and impact of faith-consistent investing worldwide by supporting faith groups to invest in line with their values – for the benefit of people and planet.

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OUR VISION

Our vision is of a world in which faith groups and people of faith – motivated by their passionate conviction that investing in line with their values will achieve a just and sustainable world – actively use their investments for the benefit of people and planet. 

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OUR VALUES

We believe in justice, dignity and fair access to global resources for all. Read more about the values that motivate and drive us. 

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OUR THEORY OF CHANGE

Read about our strategy for enabling faiths to become committed values-driven investors, driving social and environmental change.

GROWING FAITH-CONSISTENT INVESTING

The faiths have billions of dollars invested on the global markets. They should be a natural powerhouse for ethical, faith-based and impact investing that supports the aims of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Yet for many faith groups, this is currently more of a potential than a reality, and the potential impact of the faiths has not yet been fully realised. Why not? We explain some of the reasons below.

OPPORTUNITIES
  • Faith beliefs naturally align with environmental, social and governance (ESG) or socially responsible (SR) investing.

  • They are deeply and strongly motivated.

  • They represent a large pool of investable assets as well as vast ownership of property and land. 

  • Together, the faiths represent a significant investment bloc in the financial world.

  • They have unique grassroots reach that can generate investable projects, local know-how and operating infrastructure in almost any part of the world. 

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CHALLENGES
  • Many faith groups are complex and opaque to outsiders – especially the commercial world. 

  • Faith groups are not monolithic: their beliefs vary, their approaches differ, they express themselves differently.

  • It is hard for outsiders to know who to engage and how.

  • Faiths diverge widely in their investment experience and goals.

  • Many faiths have traditionally relied on charity for impact. 

  • Their investments have historically focused on what not to do rather than proactive investing.​

HOW WE WORK

FaithInvest:

  • Supports faiths in developing faith-consistent investment policies and goals for pro-active investing;

  • Works with partners to grow the Movement of values-based, faith-consistent investing;

  • Hosts a network and platform for collaboration and information sharing;

  • Expands knowledge about faith investing through research partnerships and thought leadership

  • Brings faith groups and faith-based asset owners together to create opportunities for values-driven environmental and sustainable investments;

  • Provides a voice for faith-based investors and asset owners.

We do not make investment decisions, manage funds or provide financial advice.