While Episcopal entities individually employ ethical investing approaches, CIG is working to develop a strong collective Episcopal identity as a proponent of advancing ethical investing and addressing climate change. CIG seeks to raise the profile of the Episcopal Church’s response to these important issues.
CIG is a member of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, CDP (which measures companies’ environmental impacts) and the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance, a UN-sponsored organization of over forty leading organizations actively working to mobilize investment into low-carbon and climate-resilient infrastructure in cities and urban areas internationally.
CIG works with Episcopal endowments to implement proxy voting of their equity holdings. Proxy initiatives can help improve corporate sustainability and good governance.
In 2019, Church Investment Group became a signatory of the United Nations’ Principles of Responsible Investing.