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Christian Aid investments

11 December 2013 - An overview of Christian Aid's investments and management of funds in accordance with its ethical standards.

Our only equity investments are in the final salary pension scheme, now closed to new members, which is in a FTSE4Good tracker fund with Legal & General.

We are also members of the Church Investors Group and ShareAction; umbrella bodies working to improve investment and company practice.

Ethical standards

Christian Aid manages its investments within its ethical guidelines and in ways that maximise the overall return on cash resources.

Short-term cash is managed internally, and held in overnight and term deposits with a range of approved banks.

Longer term cash is held in an Epworth Affirmative deposit account which is a Charity Commission approved pooled fund consisting of deposits held with a number of financial institutions.

A proportion of the longer term cash is managed by investment managers CCLA, the Church of England investment body, on a mandate which has as a prime objective the preservation of capital.

It is invested in a portfolio of short term bonds, with about half invested in government issues (gilts) and the balance in bonds issued by companies which meet CCLA’s ethical investment standards.

Ethical screening is embedded in CCLA’s investment process. Any companies involved in the production of landmines, cluster bombs and nuclear weapons will be excluded from the fund.

Companies with significant involvement in tobacco, alcohol, the production of pornography, gambling and strategic military sales will also be excluded, as will businesses that are laggards in addressing the environmental, social and governance issues of the day.

Read our annual report

Find out about the results and challenges for Christian Aid in 2012/13 by reading our annual report.

Contact us

If you would like to speak to one of our supporter relations team, please call 020 7523 2225 or email info@christian-aid.org.

 

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