Translation of the German Version of "Ethisch-nachhaltig investieren"
The guide “Making ethically-sustainable investments” published jointly by the German Bishops’ Conference and the Central Committee of German Catholics is addressed to persons in financially-responsible positions in Catholic institutions in Germany. The intention is to support them in investing church assets of dioceses, parishes, foundations, religious orders, associations etc. in an ethically-sustainable way and based on criteria of a responsible asset management. In this guide comprising approx. 40 pages, also interested individuals will find numerous recommendations on how to take into account ethical aspects when making investment decisions.
The guide first describes the prerequisites and components of ethically-sustainable investment. The main part names seven practical steps towards ethically-sustainable investment. A final chapter demonstrates how this form of investment meets the growing demands for plausibility and transparency in the Church’s dealing with its money.