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US-based Episcopal Church uses shareholder activism to challenge gun sale practices

After a church-led campaign, major US-retailer Dick’s Sporting Goods won't sell firearm to under-21s, and will stop selling assault weapons.

01 March 2018

C of E launches new ethical investment policy for extractive industries

The national investing bodies (NIBs) of the Church of England have announced a new ethical investment policy for the extractive industries.

08 November 2017

Church of England wins ExxonMobil climate change battle

Shareholders of the oil giant ExxonMobil pushed through a resolution on climate change at the company’s AGM yesterday.

01 June 2017

Churches step up action on climate change

The Church of England is to launch a new data analysis tool to help investors monitor companies’ climate-related risks.

13 December 2016

C of E investment arm wins international awards

The Church Commissioners, responsible for the Church of England’s historic assets, has won three major prizes for its ethical and responsible investment work.

06 December 2016

Southern African Anglicans seek fossil fuel-free investment portfolios

he Provincial Synod of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) has agreed in principle to divest from fossil fuels.

30 September 2016

Church Commissioners lose ExxonMobil fight

The Church Commissioners for England have lost their bid to force energy giant ExxonMobil to report annually on the impact of climate change reduction efforts. 

26 May 2016

Support increases for ExxonMobil climate change resolution

Moves by the Church of England’s investment arm, the Church Commissioners, to force global oil giant ExxonMobil to be more transparent in its plans for responding to climate change have received a boost with the news that the two leading proxy advisers, ISS and Glass Lewis, have declared their support for the move.

12 May 2016

British MP challenges Church Commissioners on Climate Change

A British parliamentarian has challenged the Church Commissioners’ stance on climate change and urged them to “read the Bible”. David Davies, the Conservative MP for Monmouth, told MPs that the parable of the oil lamps and 10 virgins in Matthew 25 supported the “cheap and ready supply of this much-maligned fossil fuel”.

05 May 2016

Gongs and plaudits for Church of England's ethical investment stance

The Church Commissioners for England have been ranked joint tenth out of 500 of the world’s largest investment funds and given an AAA rating over their performance in tackling climate change. The list was produced by the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) for its 2016 Report on the world top 500 investors.

03 May 2016


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Tairawhiti Bishop, Don Tamihere, elected as Primate of Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia

The Anglican Church of ANZP have announced that Bishop Don Tamihere has been elected Archbishop of the Province’s Maori Tikanga.

Archbishop-elect Maimbo Mndolwa’s 2020 vision for reviving God’s work in Tanzania

The next Primate of the Anglican Church of Tanzania will consult with bishops and lay leaders as the province prepares for its 50th anniversary.