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Church of England national investment bodies strengthen ethical engagement with companies

The national investment bodies of the Church of England have announced a series of success stories with its stakeholder engagement. 

05 March 2019

Church of England to convene high-level investor meeting to consider dam safety

Investors with combined assets of more than £3 trillion have welcomed mining company BHP’s announcement on tailings dam safety.

19 February 2019

Rio Tinto faces up to Church of England shareholders’ resolution on coal-lobby

A C of E resolution challenging Rio Tinto’s continuing support for pro-coal lobby groups gained the support of 18 per cent of shareholders.

03 May 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

Brazilian mine dam breach: an inexcusable crime against present and future generations

The breaching of two mining dams belonging to an Anglo-Australian company in the Mariana district of Brazil, resulting in the deaths of 24 people and the forced displacement of more than 600 people, has been described as “an inexcusable crime against present and future generations” by the Archbishop of Brazil.

25 November 2015

South African Primate hosts mining meeting in follow-up to Vatican conversations

Representatives of the South African mining sector, civil society and faith communities have met at Bishopscourt in Cape Town, at the invitation of the Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Revd Thabo Makgoba, to discuss the future of the mining industry in the country.

12 October 2015

Churches stress negative impact of mining at World Social Forum side-event

Vulnerable communities search for development alternatives

31 March 2015

Archbishop blesses memorial to those killed in mines

The Archbishop of Wales Dr Barry Morgan today dedicated a new national memorial to all those killed in mining accidents in Wales.

16 October 2013