The Church of England, which has an investment fund of more than £9bn, has come under pressure in the past to “offload particular investments to reflect its values” notably a commitment to tackling climate change.
And recent reports show, that during 2015, church commissioners adopted a new climate change policy, taking the decision to divest from tar sands oil and thermal coal – which was first time an investment restriction on environmental grounds had been imposed.
“This policy is sending a very clear signal about the church’s investments,” said Edward Mason, head of responsible investment for the Church Commissioners.
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