Church Pension Group | ESG Incorporation

Environment, Social, and Governance Incorporation

The Church Pension Fund (CPF) investment team believes environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues can present material opportunities and risks to investors.

CPF hires third-party investment managers to decide which investments to make with its assets. As part of the investment analysis and review process, CPF works with current and prospective investment managers to evaluate how they understand and reflect ESG issues in their analysis.

We expect ESG issues that are material to investment decisions to be reflected in investment managers’ analysis, just like any other investment criteria. As ESG issues tend to become more significant over time, applying an ESG lens creates alignment with the long-term time horizon for CPF.

Christopher Rowe, Managing Director, Investments

What is ESG?


  • Climate Change
  • Carbon Emissions
  • Extreme Weather
  • Water Stress
  • Pollution & Waste
  • Resource Scarcity
  • Packaging Material & Waste


  • Labor Management
  • Health & Safety
  • Data Security
  • Product Safety & Quality
  • Lobbying
  • Community Engagement


  • Diversity
  • Independent Directors
  • Executive Compensation & Alilgnment
  • Shareholder Rights