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ZUG: Faith in Finance meeting Oct/Nov 2017

Financial investors and leaders of more than 30 different faith traditions representing over 500 faith investment groups from eight religions and around three trillion dollars in assets, met in Zug, Switzerland, from October 30 to November 1, 2017, for the Faith in Finance meeting.

Also attending this unique international meeting were representatives of the UN and some key ethical “impact” investment funds.

Watch this beautiful short film to see the event in pictures and interviews.



See the event in news and photos

NEW ALLIANCE for Faith Consistent Investing, Press Release November 2, 2017

LINK HERE for Press Release October 23, 2017

LINK HERE for the agenda and presentations

LINK HERE for some of the photos on FLICKR

Why is it being held?

The world’s faiths control a significant proportion of the world’s assets. They have in recent years become involved in investing according to environmental, sustainable and governance (ESG) principles. To date they have generally applied negative criteria or screening to avoid inappropriate investments from their portfolios. From this year some of the leading faith fund managers will start to work with clearly articulated and formally endorsed ESG criteria for positive investment. This is backed by a commitment to change the world by aligning their assets with their deepest values and principles. Against a background of political and economic uncertainty in many places around the world, 2017 will see a significant global breakthrough in the emergence of Faith-Consistent Investment (FCI).

The Zug Guidelines

The Zug Guidelines to Faith-Consistent Investing were launched at the Faith in Finance meeting. They outline the priorities for future investment by 30 traditions from eight of the world's major faiths – Buddhism, Christianity, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism and Shintoism – focusing on how faiths can use their investments to support environmental and sustainable development for a better world.

Introduction to the Zug Guidelines

Download your copy here.

More details can be found by reading the full FAQ here

LINK HERE for Biographies of the Delegates

Faith in Finance book.

Form for your faith tradition to draw up FCI guidelines

LINK HERE for a guide and form for drawing up FCI guidelines


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