FaithInvest's Martin Palmer chief executive has written an article about FaithInvest for the Faith in Business Quarterly journal, which is aimed at Christian business people and church leaders.
The article explains the origins of FaithInvest and why it was felt this was the right time to launch an organisation to help shift billions of dollars of faith-based investments into initiatives supporting sustainable development and the environment.
As Martin Palmer says in the article: 'Many people are astonished to hear that faith groups have billions of dollars invested in the global stock market. In fact, it wasn't until ARC [the Alliance of Religions and Conservation, which founded FaithInvest] began asking religious groups several years ago to add up the value of their investments that many of the faiths began to appreciate the amount they had.
'Alongside this increased appreciation of the scale of faith-based investments, there is a rapidly growing movement for values-aligned action – putting investment money into initiatives for people and planet... As a result, faith groups are increasingly looking at how their financial investments reflect their beliefs and values...
'FaithInvest has been founded to help faiths invest in line with their values and to grow the scale and impact of faith-consistent investing – for people and planet.'
to read the article in full or visit www.faith-in-business.org to find out more about Faith in Business which was founded in 1989 by Ridley Hall in Cambridge, and offers a wide range of resources to support Christians in business. To find out more about the quarterly journal, visit the dedicated website https://fibq.org.