Faith in SDGs

Faith in the SDGs

Exploring the opportunities for faith investors to align their investments to support climate adaptation and mitigation

In recognition of the role faith groups have played in the development of ethical finance we led the worlds first joint venture project between the Church and Islamic finance to launch the Edinburgh Finance Declaration – a shared values framework that can be used to underpin an ethical finance solution open to all society, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background.

Today, we are working with Her Majesty’s Treasury, Islamic Development Bank, State Bank of Pakistan, UNDP Indonesia and other institutions across the ‘Global South’ to raise awareness and align Islamic finance with the SDGs.

At COP26, we believed that involving faith groups represented an important avenue for action, ensuring their endowments are invested responsibly and including voices from around the world. Faith-based finance had a key role to play, particularly in bringing diverse voices from around the world to the table to understand the shared values and goals which drive humanity.

Updates on Faith in the SDGs after COP26

An Introduction to the Faith in the SDGs Workstream

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Faith in the SDGs

Look back at photos of the events

Watch our sessions via

Faith Invest  and Climate Investment Funds

  • This session saw FaithInvest in conversation with the Climate Investment Funds, exploring strategies and innovations for mobilising faith-based institutional capital for the Just Transition (Ross Priory, Loch Lomond) 

Wednesday 8th November, HM Treasury,  Islamic Development Bank, State Bank of Pakistan and Ministry of Finance Indonesia and UN (Ross Priory, Loch Lomond) 

  • IF Social Finance - Dr. Ahmed Al Meraikhi (Humanitarian Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General), H.E. Dr. Muhammad Sulaiman Al Jasser (Chairman, Islamic Development Bank Group)​
  • IF & SDG Taskforce – the aforementioned plus the Econmic Secretary to the Treasury and Dr Reza Baqir (Governor, State Bank of Pakistan)​
  • HLWG Green Sukuk – the aforementioned plus Sri Mulyani Indrawati (Minister of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia), Dr Bandar Hajjar and Raja Amir Shah Raja Azwa (CEO, HSBC Amanah)​

Thursday 9th November – FaithInvest, Edinburgh Finance Declaration, UKIFC (Glasgow University)

Faith in Finance Summit

Speakers include:

  • Lord Wallace (Moderator, Church of Scotland),
  • Lord Alderdice (Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford),
  • Martin Palmer (Founding President & Interim CEO, FaithInvest),
  • Umer Suleman (UK General Manager, Wahed Invest)
  • Lorna Gold, Director of Movement Building, FaithInvest


Catch our Faith in the SDGs Interview Highlights here

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Faith & The SDGs

Watch Sultan Choudhury OBE from the Islamic Finance Council UK (UKIFC) join Stella Cox CBE from DDCAP Group™ for a conversation about the Global Islamic Finance & the SDGs Taskforce, launching the new taskforce report on Islamic finance & the SDGs.