As the central trustee of the Church of Ireland, the Representative Church Body is tasked with supporting the ministry of the Church for generations to come.
This objective is supported through the prudent management of investments. As a religious organisation, stewardship obligations are more than purely for financial benefit and the RCB has a responsibility to invest in a manner consistent with the witness and ethos of the Church of Ireland. This leads us to consider long term environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) when we make investment decisions, manage our investments and engage with companies in which we invest. The RCB takes the view that this approach will also contribute positively towards the long term sustainability of the asset base.
The Policy is published annually in the Book of Reports considered by General Synod. You can view the 2023 ESG Investment Policy below.