As world leaders gather in Glasgow for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, the Scottish Episcopal Church can confirm that it does not hold investments in fossil fuel extraction companies.
The disposal of the last direct investment in a fossil fuel extraction company was announced at General Synod in December last year.
The SEC can also confirm that it does not currently hold indirect investments in fossil fuel extraction companies. The Church continues to engage with its fund managers to further increase the emphasis on sustainable investment and growth.
Meanwhile ahead of the start of COP26, the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, Bishop Mark Strange, said: “The Scottish Episcopal Church will be in Glasgow to encourage, support and react to what is happening at COP26 because to honour God means caring for God’s creation so that we can pass it on, healing and restoring, to those who will come after us.”