Investments

Meet with your treasurer or financial team to discuss your current investments

Suggested Practices and Examples for Implementation:
  • Meet with the financial personnel of your faith community and review your portfolios to learn more about your investments and their connections with fossil fuels
  • Learn whether your investment advisors are experts in socially and environmentally responsible investing
  • Find out if you have an investment policy statement clearly stating what can/cannot be held in the account
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Explore and learn about environmentally and socially responsible investment options

Suggested Practices and Examples for Implementation:
  • Set up a consultation meeting with an advisor/organization focused on divestment and reinvestment (such as Earth Equity Advisors in Asheville, NC)
  • Research reinvestment options online, focusing on supporting things like clean and renewable energy, fossil fuel divestment, etc.
  • Read about what your denomination or faith network is already doing in regards to divestment and reinvestment – look for proposed or passed resolutions, statements, etc.
  • Begin having conversations with your faith community about morally responsible investing (hold congregational conversations, discuss these issues in bible study or small groups, add a word in your sermon/message/homily/etc.)
General Information Related to this Strategy:
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Reallocate your investments to align with Creation care values

Suggested Practices and Examples for Implementation:
  • As you prepare to reallocate your investments, continue to talk with your faith community about why you feel called to do so
  • Fossil-fuel divestment
  • Reinvestment into sustainable solutions
  • Write a resolution on divestment and reinvestment, or in support of further study on these topics
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