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Companies, Communities and Religious Investors – a conference on socially responsible investment

June 8th, 2009

A conference on Companies, Communities and Religious Investors, jointly organized by eight church- and faith-based bodies, was held in Dublin on 5 March 2009. The conference brought together more than 80 participants representing ecumenical organizations, Christian denominations, religious orders, non-governmental organizations and the responsible investment sector.

The conference explored the impact of business on human communities and the natural world, concomitant theological and moral issues, and the role of religious investors in promoting greater corporate and investor responsibility. The conference was designed to enable a sharing of perspectives and experience, leading to a deepened understanding and the development of broad agreement on the types of changes needed. This was coupled with practical knowledge and ideas to help faith-based investors engage with the critical issues facing the world. The context of an unprecedented financial – and sustainability – crisis gave added salience to the subject of the conference.

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