The major institutional faiths are amongst the largest investors in the world. In recent years this investing power has been used in a number of ways, including disinvestment, pro-active ethical investment and impact investing. This quest for a clear coordination between faith beliefs and values and investment policy is increasingly known as Faith-Consistent Investing (FCI).
The aim of this paper is to stimulate, encourage and support discussion and debate about faith consistent investing and its potential role as part of the investment quest to support sustainable development. It is hoped that the paper will enable faith groups as well as secular groups to explore potential partnerships.
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