Uniting provides services in the areas of aged care and disability, community services, pastoral care, chaplaincy and is involved in social justice and advocacy issues. Services include aged care, disability programs, services for vulnerable families, children and young people and quality early childhood education and care.
Through Uniting, The Uniting Church is the largest provider of non-government community services in Australia.
Uniting Financial Services
Uniting Financial Services is a religious charitable organisation. Uniting Financial Services is the trading name of The Uniting Church (NSW) Trust Association Limited which provides Treasury and Investment Services.
For more than 80 years it has been directly contributing to the Uniting Church's mission and service to communities in need, as well as supporting church life and Congregations. It offers a range of specialised investments, loans and facilities to Uniting Church organisations and investors (including companies and trusts). It also provides a number of services including a cheque facility and corporate card.
A professional and prudent approach to investing has helped Uniting Financial Services to build funds under management from just over $400 million 10 years ago, to more than $1 billion today.
The Ethical and ESG Investment Policy of the Uniting Church in Australia (Synod of NSW and ACT) is to avoid making investments which encourage or profit from activities which create goods or services that have unacceptable harmful effects on people or the environment and which cannot be avoided by prudent, practical controls. Investments by any Church body are to be evaluated against the Principles contained in this document and only those classified as positive or neutral may be undertaken. An Ethical Investments Monitoring Committee has been established to oversee the implementation of this Policy in accordance with this document. Where the Synod of NSW and ACT (Synod) employs or seeks the advice of professionals in this task, this document should also be provided to them. If you have any questions or require further information about this policy, please contact Matthew Moore, Head of Ethical Investments at UFS on 02 8267 4311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.