Ethical Investment Advisory Group
The Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG) supports the Church
of England's National Investing Bodies (NIBs) 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 provide timely and
practical Advice, to support the NIBs to invest ethically in a way
which is distinctly Christian and Anglican. In particular, such
Advice may relate to:
- assets, sectors or markets in which it would not be appropriate
for the NIBs to invest (including screening),
- stewardship by the NIBs of their investments (including voting
- relationships with managers and other investors, and
- policy issues.
The EIAG is developing an ethical investment policy for the
extractive industries. As part of the policy development the
EIAG is holding a public consultation led by the Bishop of
Manchester, the Rt Revd David Walker.
A number of existing EIAG policies address some of the ethical
aspects of extractive industries. However, given the size, impact
and range of challenges specific to the sector, the EIAG is keen to
develop a stand-alone policy. The EIAG are seeking a range of views
to reflect our overlapping interests in theology, ethics, and the
industry in order better to advise the National Investing Bodies
(NIBs). The resulting EIAG policy will be made public, and will
guide engagement and investment decision making for the NIBs who
collectively manage assets of approximately £11bn.
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
The EIAG Annual Review 2015/16 is
Engagement, Voting and
Although the EIAG develops policy
advice for the NIBs, it is the responsibility of each NIB to
monitor, screen, vote and engage in respect of their respective
investments and to manage relationships with investments, managers
and other investors appropriately in line with adopted EIAG
The Church Commissioners and Church
of England Pensions Board Engagement Team
monitors, screens, votes and engages with companies. CCLA
undertakes these roles for the CBF Church of England
Funds.The Commissioners and Pensions Board
are members of the UK Sustainable
Investment and Finance (UKSIF), Church Investors Group, the
United Nations Principles for Responsible
Investment, the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change and
CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project).
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EIAG does not make investment decisions. Please do
not send investment proposals.