The policies we recommend to the NIBs are the basis for a distinctly Christian approach to investment, embracing screening, active stewardship, and alignment with the Church's teaching and values. The NIBs' overall approach to ethical investment is described in their Statement of Ethical Investment Policy.
Ethical investment restrictions apply to direct holdings in companies involved in indiscriminate weaponry, conventional weaponry, pornography, tobacco, gambling, non-military rearms, high-interest rate lending, human embryonic cloning, extraction of thermal coal and production of oil from oil sands, subject to revenue thresholds.
We also provide advice on positive steps the investing bodies can take to reflect the Church's teaching and values on a range of issues, including climate change, supply chain ethics and extractives industries.
The NIBs are active stewards of their assets and vote their shares in line with the executive remuneration and earlier corporate governance policies they have adopted on our recommendation.
Each year we publish a review of our work, which is submitted to General Synod each July.