Ethical Investment Policies
The EIAG is an advisory body. Ethical investment policies are
put into effect once they are agreed by the national investing
The investing bodies' overall approach to ethical investment is
described in their Statement of Ethical Investment Policy.
Ethical investment restrictions apply to companies involved in
military products and services, non-military firearms, pornography,
tobacco, gambling, alcoholic drinks, high interest rate lending and
human embryonic cloning.
The EIAG gives advice on positive steps that the investing
bodies can take to reflect the Church's teaching and values on
issues such as the environment and climate change, supply chain
ethics and HIV/AIDS.
The national investing bodies are active stewards of their
assets and vote their shares in line the executive remuneration
policy recommended by the EIAG. They also take into account the
earlier corporate governance policy.
The ethical investment policies recommended by the EIAG are the
basis for a distinctly Christian approach to investment embracing
negative screening, positive alignment with the Church's teaching
and values, and active stewardship.