Catholic investment for an integral ecology: webinar series


This autumn, join us for a webinar series on fossil fuel divestment and impact investing, entitled Catholic investment for an integral ecology.

The webinars will offer an opportunity to find out how Catholic organisations can use their investments to accelerate the clean energy transition and support a green recovery from Covid-19.

The webinar series is sponsored by Operation Noah, Catholic Impact Investing Collective, the Global Catholic Climate Movement, CAFOD, Trocaire, Conference of Religious, Association of Provincial Bursars, National Justice & Peace Network and Justice and Peace Scotland.

Part 1: Fossil fuel divestment: Accelerating the clean energy transition

Tuesday 22 September 2020, 4.00-5.30pm (BST)

The first webinar in the series will give an overview of how Catholic religious orders, dioceses and other organisations can divest from the fossil fuel industry and support a just recovery from Covid-19.

Join the webinar to find out why the Vatican recommended divestment from fossil fuels in June 2020, as well as inspiring stories of how the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference and Jesuits in Britain divested from fossil fuels.

Speakers on the webinar include Fr Augusto Zampini (Co-Secretary of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development), Dr Lorna Gold (Vice Chair of the Global Catholic Climate Movement), Br Stephen Power SJ (former Treasurer of Jesuits in Britain), Sr Susan Francois CSJP (Assistant Congregation Leader and Congregation Treasurer, Sisters of St Joseph of Peace) and James Buchanan (Bright Now Campaign Manager at Operation Noah).

Part 2: Investment for a green recovery: Innovation in impact investing

Wednesday 21 October 2020, 4.00-5.30pm (BST)

The second webinar will give an overview of how Catholic religious orders, organisations and individuals can make investments with positive environmental and social impacts.

It will seek to inform those who are new to impact investing and be the first stage in the process of developing a community of those interested in supporting Catholic impact investing in the UK, Ireland and across Europe.

The Catholic Impact Investing Pledge, a formal commitment launched by the Catholic Impact Investing Collaborative (CIIC) in 2019, currently has 26 signatories, including nine groups based in the UK and Ireland.

Speakers on the webinar include Lord Deben (Chair of UK’s Committee on Climate Change), Dr Sr Gemma Simmonds CJ (Director of Religious Life Institute at University of Cambridge), Neil Thorns (Director of Advocacy and Communications at CAFOD), Sr Pat Daly OP (Former Executive Director of Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment), Shaun Cooper (Head of Finance at Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood) and Victoria Carrion (Director of Membership & Partnerships at the Catholic Impact Investing Collaborative).

Register to join the webinars

For more information about the webinars and to register for your place, visit Eventbrite for the fossil fuel divestment webinar this month and the impact investing webinar in October.

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