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RESOURCES

Download key resources on faiths and investments here, including those published by ARC, FaithInvest's parent organisation, which are relevant to FaithInvest's work or document faith activities on environmental issues.

Faith-consistent investing

All faith organisations document what they value in terms of social principles and environmental beliefs, but not all have integrated those values into their investing. From Faith Values to Investment provides a guide for ensuring that an organisation’s faith values are reflected in their investments.

Zug Guidelines

The Zug Guidelines, published in October 2017, focus on how faiths can use their investments to support environmental and sustainable development for a better world. They outline the investment priorities for 30 traditions from eight of the world's major faiths. 

Investing in a Better World

This report, published by the UK Government in September 2019, is the most comprehensive study of the UK public’s demand for sustainable investment opportunities. Most people said financial institutions should avoid investing in companies that harm people or the planet. 

Many Heavens Guide

This guidebook to creating a faith long-term plan on the environment was created by ARC ahead of the launch of 32 faith commitments from around the world in 2009. It outlines the seven key areas for action as well as key questions to consider.

Sustainable banking

For socially responsible investors, your choice of banking partner matters. So how can you find a bank that shares your values? And what are the trade-offs, if any, in working with such a bank? FaithInvest investigates the issue in its State of Sustainable Banking Report - EXPANDED AND REVISED!

Faith in Finance

This ground-breaking 84-page paper, published in 2016 by our founder, the Alliance of Religions and Conservation, was commissioned by OECD and UNDP to explore the role of faiths as investors in the future, particularly in connection to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Many Heavens in Action

In 2012, Christian, Muslim and Hindu communities in sub-Saharan Africa launched action plans on the environment. Many Heavens One Earth in Action, tells the inspiring stories of the many initiatives that sprang from their plans – from tree planting to sustainable agriculture and more.

Faith-based ESD Toolkit

The Faith-based Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit was produced by ARC and the Kenya Organisation of Environmental Education. The first to mainstream faith values into ESD, it was showcased at the 2014 UNESCO global conference.

Faith Long-term Plans

The Faith Long-term Plans are commitments by the major faiths to develop a set of measurable, real world initiatives driving action on key issues including climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development. This short guide outlines the seven key areas of action.

Faith in the Future

This publication, published in 2015 outlines the Bristol Commitments made by 24 faith  traditions from around the world in response the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals. It was part of the only consultation of the faiths by the UN about the SDGs. 

Faith in Food

Faith in Food is a collaboration between farmers, food lovers and people of faith, looking at the relationship between food and six key faith groups. Eating is a moral act. Our choices of what, how and when we eat have a huge impact upon the Earth. 

A Capital Solution

Subtitled Faith, Finance and Concern for a Living Planet, this publication by ARC and WWF in 2000, with support from the World Bank, looked at the extent of the capital assets and land holdings owned by the faiths, and was the first to discuss the need for faith-consistent investment policies.

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