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FaithInvest has embarked on a number of projects even as we begin our membership drive. These initiatives exemplify the sort of direction and engagements that we will be taking in the future.

PROJECT 1: The Pipeline
  • Partners: UNDP & the Scottish Government

  • Goal: To create a database of investible impact projects in under-invested regions. To encourage project ideas and creation as well as investment and funding commitments.

  • Narrative: This is a long-term ambitious project. FaithInvest will have a triple focus:

      1. To create a distance learning programme – Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)  free to all organisations. It will provide basic training in how to design a a business plan for value-driven investible impact projects.

      2. To assist the most viable projects to move forward into being serious investment proposals.

      3. To bring investable projects, after due diligence, to the table for faith investment.

  • To find out more, click here.

PROJECT 2: Understanding our faith community
  • Partners: The GIIN (Global Impact Investing Network), Social Finance Academy (Zurich University); Oxford University and other universities around the world.

  • Goal: To add transparency to faith group interest in, commitment to  and experience with impact investing.

  • Narrative: One of FaithInvest's key priorities is to understand the needs and capabilities of its members better. We are working with The GIIN’s long experience with Impact Investing and data gathering and combining this with our own faith group relationships to begin collecting information that will direct future priorities and activities.

PROJECT 3: The Asia project
  • Partners:  Local faith groups in Asia and India.

  • Goal: To explore and begin to chart the needs of faith groups and their investments in these regions.

  • Narrative: The most 'accessible' faith groups tend to be from Western nations. They have longer histories as ethical investors and are more established in the communities that are familiar to our staff. An attractive feature of the meetings that have led to FaithInvest has been the involvement of Daoists, Shinto and Buddhist groups.
    This is an explicit effort to include and involve groups who may not naturally move in the circles of impact and value driven investing and who may need the most assistance in developing their faith-based investment programmes.

Helping the faiths engage with and inspire the investing world.

Helping the investing world navigate and support the faiths.