Announcement follows investigation into Church Commissioners' links with 18th-century slave trade, but commitment could be dwarfed by impact investing initiatives already planned by individual churches.
Religious groups can struggle to find investments that truly fulfil their values. But there are techniques and tools that can create the social and environmental impact that faiths around the world want to see, says Mathew Jensen of FaithInvest.
The education offered to future business leaders, accountants and financiers is “deeply acultural, secular and exclusive”. Faith-based approaches could guide a new model – one that nourishes trust, respects nature and builds a sustainable economy.
Two central themes within Judaism – one that values every being as equal, one that calls on us to work for a kinder world – offer direction and a sense of humility, while collaboration across faiths provides 'spiritual fuel' to continue the journey.
Faith-based investing is a small – though growing – portion of the world’s total assets under management. But 'alliances of goodness' between faith groups are starting to collaborate and allocate impact-first capital. How can they reach the peak?