Catholic Responsible Investing

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Socially Responsible Investment Guidelines for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops were developed by the Committee on Budget and Finance of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). They were approved by the full body of the USCCB at its November 2021 General Meeting and have been authorized for publication by the undersigned.

Rev Michael J. K. Fuller
General Secretary, USCCB

The Apostle Peter teaches: “As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace” (1 Pt 4:10). Pope Francis emphasizes the need to redefine progress, stating that development must leave a better world and higher quality of life. To embody these principles, guidelines for socially responsible investment have been developed, building upon earlier USCCB guidelines. These policies are essential for the Conference’s fiscal responsibility and ethical investment, aligning with the Church’s mission. Dioceses, eparchies, and religious communities are also encouraged to adopt these guidelines to promote ethical investments for the common good. Discover how these guidelines can shape a more just and sustainable future.

Discover the USCCB’s commitment to responsible investing rooted in Catholic Social Teaching. These principles emphasize human dignity, the common good, and ethical stewardship, guiding the Conference’s investment strategies.

The USCCB’s investment approach integrates ethical considerations and social responsibility. By aligning investments with Catholic moral principles of prudence and justice, the Conference seeks to support socially beneficial activities while avoiding those that conflict with its values.

Learn how the USCCB actively engages with corporations to promote positive change and advance the common good through its investment decisions. For more detailed information on the USCCB’s investment policies and strategies, we invite you to download the full PDF document.

Read USCCB Socially Responsible Investment Guidelines