Church Pension Group | Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership

Our thought leadership initiative focuses on convening experts in the field of socially responsible investing (SRI) to share best practices and catalyze increased investments.

Members of The Church Pension Fund (CPF) investment team also participate in various industry working groups to advance diversity, environmental responsibility, and best practices for faith-based investors.

Insights & Ideas – A Chance to Listen, Share, and Look to the Future

The Insights & Ideas conversation series is the primary means through which CPF brings together thought leaders from the Church, the private sector, and the Church Pension Group to share ideas, experiences, and insights, with the goal of advancing best practices in Socially Responsible Investing.

Read Panel highlights church agencies’ values-based advocacy on behalf of General Convention.

SRI Events

As part of our ongoing commitment to increasing awareness about socially responsible investing (SRI) and to foster relationships among those interested in the topic, we regularly attend and speak at conferences around the world, with the aim of elevating the industry’s shared understanding and approach to SRI.­­

Recent examples include speaking engagements at the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business, and a panel discussion at the Bold Plans for Faith-consistent Investing conference hosted by FaithInvest.

Strategic Partners

The investment team is active in industry trade associations and working groups including these:


Seizing Every Opportunity is an award-winning educational nonprofit focused on creating opportunities for underrepresented professionals.

The Global Impact Investing Network makes up a community of impact investors, managers, and service providers seeking to collaborate, learn, and expand the scale of impact investing globally.

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) is a coalition of faith- and values-driven organizations that view the management of their investments as a powerful catalyst for social change.

Institutional Limited Partner Association Diversity in Action ­­­brings together members of the investment industry who share a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the private equity industry.

Hong Kong Green Finance Association creates a platform to facilitate the development of green finance and sustainable investments in Hong Kong and beyond.

Oxford Faith Based Working Group is a global ecumenical working group aiming to establish best practices for faith-based investors worldwide.

Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy.