The Church of Sweden signs call by global investor for financing of vaccine for the poor
The ongoing pandemic affects vulnerable and poor people the most, and many of these people live in low-income countries. For this reason, almost 150 investors from the world over have joined together to urge leaders to fully-finance the programme that has been developed to ensure that vaccine and protective equipment reaches those who need it most. The costs of doing this are small in relation to the benefits. This could be achieved, for example, with specially directed bonds and through the vaccine producers lowering their prices for these countries.
Swedish investor network wants to increase private co-financing in publicly financed climate investments
The investment network, Swedish Investors for Sustainable Development, in which the Church of Sweden is member, wants to see the Swedish national government increase the opportunities for private co-financing in public investments for the development of sustainability. The network has written a letter to the Riksdag's (Swedish parliament) Finance Committee on just this subject.
Appeal on climate from the world’s investors
The Church of Sweden, together with 600 powerful, global investors, has directed an appear to the leaders of the world to adhere to the Paris Agreement and invite private investors to participate in financing to speed up the pace of climate change.
The textile sector under the microscope
The textile industry has a tremendously negative effect on the environment. It also uses enormous amounts of water and chemicals, not least in the cultivation of cotton. What can investors do? Gunnela Hahn from the Church of Sweden took part in a panel discussion during a seminar that Mista and Swesif invited her to participate in on 1 Sept. 2020, where she spoke about the importance of having the right guidelines and regulations for companies.
This is how we become sustainable - global giants want regulations
For the past four years, the Church of Sweden has been part of a network called Swedish Investors for Sustainable Development (SISD). During 2019 a global sister-organisation with many influential investors (GISD) was also started. During the summer of 2020, SISD[BS1] issued a report to the EU and other political leaders in the world with 64 recommendations regarding what needs to be done in order for the financial system to be able to channel the billions of kronor required into investments if we are to have a chance of coping with the climate crisis.
Church in panel discussion with pension funds
On 15 September 2020, Gunnela Hahn from the Church of Sweden participated in a panel discussion during a full-day meeting of investors, Investor Summit, organised by Svenska Dagbladet.