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26

Aug

2020

Guest Blog: First UK signatory of the Catholic Impact Investing Pledge

Shaun Cooper is Head of Finance at the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood, a Catholic religious order that recently became the first UK signatory of the Catholic Impact Investing Pledge.

In this guest blog he shares the background on how and why the congregation decided to begin impact investing.

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3

Aug

2020

Faith and civil society leaders support fossil fuel divestment by pension funds

More than 70 prominent civil society leaders – including faith leaders, MPs, Councillors, pension fund trustees, investment experts and NGO directors – have signed an open letter countering the Pensions Minister Guy Opperman’s support of continued investment in fossil fuel companies, The Guardian has reported.

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14

Jul

2020

Guest blog: Methodist Council to debate fossil fuel investments

Revd John Howard, former Chair of the Methodist Church’s Joint Advisory Council on the Ethics of Investment (JACEI) from 2008-2016, seconded a motion on fossil fuel divestment at the Methodist Conference last month. In this guest blog, he offers reflections on the 2020 Conference and the important decisions to be made at Methodist Council this autumn.

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9

Jul

2020

Church of England fund managed by CCLA exits from fossil fuel investments

One of the Church of England’s three National Investing Bodies, which is managed by investment management company CCLA, has recently sold its last remaining shares in fossil fuel companies.

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1

Jul

2020

Methodist Conference supports motion on divestment and refers decision to Methodist Council

The Methodist Conference, which is meeting virtually this year, debated divestment from fossil fuel companies on Tuesday.

Conference members voted to support an amended motion and referred the decision on divestment to the Methodist Council, a smaller representative body, in the autumn.

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26

Jun

2020

100+ Methodist ministers call for divestment ahead of Methodist Conference

A group of 260 Methodists, including 114 ministers and 146 lay people, have signed a letter calling on the Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church to complete divestment from fossil fuels.

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