Pioneers of ethical and responsible investment, CCLA has been leading the investment industry in collective action for decades.
CCLA was born through the launch of the Church of England Investment Fund in 1958, which allowed church organisations to pool their funds for greater efficiency and service. Local authorities followed this lead in 1961 and in 1963 the Charity Commission followed suit for the broader charity market.
With the introduction of financial services regulation in 1987, Churches, Charities and Local Authorities (CCLA) Investment Management Limited was formed. Our approach to ESG and ethical and responsible investment stems from this heritage.
CCLA is in the unique position of being owned by investment funds of our three client groups – churches, charities and local authorities. We are the spirit of a mutual in the body of a commercial private limited company. One trustee from each group is a CCLA non-executive director and we report on company performance each quarter to all trustees. Our ownership structure is determined by our history and fully reflective of our client base.