About us

The Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG) supports the Church of England's national investing bodies on ethical investment - the Church Commissioners, the Church of England Pensions Board and the CBF Church of England funds managed by CCLA.

The role of the EIAG and its Secretariat is to:

  • Advise the investing bodies on ethical investment policies
  • Engage with companies on ethical issues on behalf of the investing bodies
  • Oversee proxy voting at company general meetings on behalf of the Church Commissioners and the Church of England Pensions Board

The EIAG is a member of UK Sustainable Investment and Finance (UKSIF).  The EIAG Secretariat supports the Church Commissioners and Church of England Pensions Board in their participation in the activities of the Church Investors Group, the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment, the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change and CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project).

The EIAG's members include representatives of General Synod, the Archbishops' Council, the Council for Mission and Public Affairs, the investing bodies and co-opted members.  There is a rich mix of theological, Church, investment and business experience.

The EIAG is chaired by James Featherby

An article by the EIAG Secretary, Edward Mason, about the Church of England as an ethical institutional investor can be found on the St. Paul's Institute website.

What's new

The EIAG published its annual review for 2012/13 in June.

James Featherby discusses the crisis in banking in this short video about an investor meeting with Prof Anat Admati in May 2013.

The EIAG and national investing bodies announced a new policy on executive remuneration in April 2013.


For further information please contact eiag@churchofengland.org.  The EIAG does not make investment decisions.  Please do not send investment proposals.