ZUG: Faith in Finance meeting Oct/Nov 2017
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Where is the meeting held?
Zug, Switzerland October 29 to November 1, 2017.
Who is invited?
More than 40 faith finance representatives have been invited, as well as some senior leaders and top proponents of sustainability from within some of the key religions. A similar number of secular delegates will be invited from philanthropies; international agencies such as the UN and NGOs such as The Nature Conservancy (TNC) as well as representatives from particular financial institutions that have become leaders in sustainable and impact investment.
What is the background?
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).
More on the Guidelines
Every faith group that attends Zug will have completed their own statement of FCI guidelines by June 30, 2017. The Zug event is a commitment to further action on top of considerable work to put these guidelines in place to allow this new market to emerge.
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