Four Meetings to Speed Up Catholic Eco-Investment

April 20, 2021

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We are at a critical moment. It is time to discuss how our investments reflect our Catholic values, especially in response to the urgency of our climate crisis and ahead of the United Nations COP 26 meeting in Glasgow.

The Canadian Catholic community is deciding on its methods of investment and how these will influence social policies, keeping in mind that, “The current economic system is unsustainable and demands that we consider many of its key aspects,” as the Vatican has previously stated.

That’s why the Canadian Chapter of the Global Catholic Climate Movement will hold a virtual forum on the Catholic eco-investment accelerator.

The forum will feature four virtual meetings on two Wednesdays in April and two Wednesdays in May. All of them will be held at 1:30 PM EDT.

  • The first, on 21 April, is themed “Laying the Groundwork,” and will feature Dianne Saxe, Ph.D., Anthony Schein, and Jesuit priest Peter Bisson.
  • On 28 April, “Shareholder Engagement” will be discussed with Mamadou-Lamine Beye, consultant to the World Bank Group; Jonathon Smith, Sustainalytics; and Sarah Couturier-Tanoh, SHARE.
  • On 5 May, the theme will be “Indigenous and Impact Investment,” with the participation of Mark Sevestre, NATOA and RRII; Stephen Whipp, Glasswaters; Leede Jones Gable Foundation Inc; Stephen Nairne, RAVEN Indigenous; among other partners.
  • The last meeting, on 12 May, will be on “Positive and Negative Asset Screens,” and will be attended by Patrick DeRochie, Shift from Action Network; Jason Dudek, Mountain Lion Agriculture and CIIC; and Dr. Lorna Gold, FaithInvest, UK, and the president of the Global Catholic Climate Movement Board of Directors.

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