The US Episcopal Church to advocate an ESG ‘theology of money’

The Episcopal Church, the US member of the Anglican Communion, has agreed to appoint a Task Force on the Theology of Money to examine responsible investment practices consistent with its faith and mission. A number of resolutions aimed at shaping the way the Church’s entities manage their assets were agreed at the 79th General Convention,…

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Christian Mission through Ethical Investing

CIG Gives Episcopal Endowments the ability to proactively influence our world “There’s an increasing body of evidence that investing ethically, with a sense of social responsibility, decreases risk and can increase returns,” says Quintin E. Primo, III, chairperson of the Church Investment Group (CIG). He sees Church Investment Group as a leader within the Episcopal Church in…

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Putting Money to Work to Stop Climate Change

Are your investments contributing to the solutions or still part of the problem? The Episcopal Church has spotlighted climate concerns as part of the Episcopal mission. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has framed the four key values of the Church as evangelism, racial reconciliation, the environment and inclusivity. JoAnn Hanson, Church Investment Group’s President and Chief…

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Church Investment Group’s Ethical Investment Options Are Attracting Attention

Episcopal dioceses, parishes and institutions take pains to invest their money in ways that advance their gospel-centered values, and two major church organizations are doing so through recently-launched fossil fuel-free portfolio options from Church Investment Group (CIG).

The Diocese of New York and All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California, are among the investors in portfolios that, like all CIG’s offerings, are guided by the ethical principles of “Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) investing.” Stocks and bonds in the portfolio meet ethical criteria including responsible employment, corporate governance and environmental practices and conscientious human rights policies….

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An “Environmental, Social, and Governance” Approach to Investing

In the Episcopal New Yorker, W. Allen Barnett discusses the history of “Environmental, Social, and Governance” investing, why it makes sense for The Episcopal Church, and how Church Investment Group can assist in developing and implementing an ESG investment strategy. Dioceses, parishes and organizations across The Episcopal Church are called to manage their resources wisely…

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