New resources to highlight importance of ethics for Methodist Church's £1 Billion investments
02 July 2016
The Joint Advisory Committee on the Ethics of Investment
(JACEI) has produced a film, leaflet and report highlighting the importance of
The Methodist Church in Britain has around £1 billion of
investments which are managed by the Church's Central Finance Board
JACEI has been advising the CFB and the Methodist Church on the
ethics of investments since it was established in 1983 by the
"Investing ethically isn't just about boycotting certain
companies," Mr Bill Seddon of the Central Finance Board said. "An
important part of investing is using our position as investors to
hold companies to account and ensure good practise.
"That being said, some companies are incompatible with the
beliefs of the Methodist Church, such as those involved with
nuclear weapons, which we would either disinvest from or place on
an exclusion list."
The Revd John Howard, JACEI Chair added: "It is our hope
that in producing this video and report we can engage more people
in thinking about the moral issues behind investing and what we do
with our money."
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