Insight into our unique Christian investment approach: Epworth hosts online ‘Ethics and Investment’ conference

Between Wednesday 4 and 18 November 2020 Epworth Investment together with the Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church held a series of online conferences for charity trustees on ethics and investment.

Ethical investment – does it work in practice?

This session looked at the impact of ethics on investment performance, risk and income; and considered whether or not ethical screening works to eliminate exposure to certain areas and engagement works to improve corporate practices.

How to find income in today’s investment markets

Following the cuts to interest rates and company dividends in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we looked at cash management and how best to secure income, as well as considering whether long-term investments are a more sustainable source of income for charities.

The briefest bear market in history – whither bound?

After the extraordinary levels of volatility in investment markets in the spring of 2020, we reflected on the current economic environment and where value currently exists in investment markets.