Church Pension Group | Positive Impact Investing

Positive Impact Investing

The Church Pension Fund (CPF) seeks to make investments that generate competitive returns while having a positive social impact. Examples include investments in affordable housing, renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, and underserved communities.


Examples of Our Positive Impact Investments

Renewable Energy

Our investments in renewable energy, such as SIMA Funds’ Off-Grid Solar and Financial Access Senior Debt Fund, generate or promote the use of solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, and other forms of renewable energy.

Real Estate

We have funded more than 320 urban redevelopment projects around the world, helping local communities reduce crime, improve housing stock, and increase economic vibrancy. Our investment in Shorenstein's redevelopment of the Western Furniture Exchange and Merchandise Mart helped spark the resurgence of San Francisco’s historic Mid-Market area.

Sustainable Farming

Our investment in Silverlands, a private equity fund managed by SilverStreet Capital, supports indigenous farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. Its efforts have been instrumental to improving the lives of thousands of people in the region.

Affordable Housing

Avanath Capital Management, a real estate company owned by diverse individuals, maintains nearly 5,000 low-income apartment units. The demand for affordable housing units is expected to increase in the coming years, as the Urban Institute has reported that for every 100 extremely low-income renter households in the United States, there are only 29 affordable and available rental units.