Wespath Investment Management is a division of Wespath Benefits and Investments, a General Agency of The United Methodist Church. Wespath is an established investment management organization with approximately $20 billion in assets under management that provides institutions with a path to competitive financial returns that also honors the Social Principles of The United Methodist Church.
Wespath actively engages the management of companies in which it invests to ensure financial performance and responsible behavior, particularly where environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are concerned. It also applies traditional exclusions, eliminating certain companies from its portfolio. Wespath incorporates the following in its investment management practices:
• ESG Analysis
• Advocacy and Engagement
• Positive Social Purpose Lending
In 2006, Wespath was the only faith-based founding signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), which it helped co-author.