Working Group
Investors (AKI)

Our work and tasks


"Whatever you do whether in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him" (Colossians 3:17).

In this sense, AKI is committed to ensuring that church and diaconal action with regard to financial investments is not in contradiction but in harmony with God's commandments and the respective mission. This means that with financial investments, ethical and sustainable goals are pursued in addition to economic ones. Money should be invested safely and profitably, but also in a socially acceptable, ecological and generationally appropriate manner, taking Christian values into account.

According to the rules of the AKI, institutional investors in the realm of the Protestant churches and the Diakonie in Germany who share and wish to promote the concerns of the AKI can become members. Partners can be church-institutional investors from the area of the Association of Christian Churches in Germany (ACK) and from abroad as well as organisations in which such investors have joined together.

The AKI as a joint initiative of church investors (which also includes the diaconal-institutional investors) does not replace the actions of its members and partners, but supports and complements them.



    1. The AKI promotes the exchange of knowledge on ethical and sustainable investments.
      • between church investors within and outside the area of the Protestant Church and Diakonie in Germany - the main instrument for this is the exchange of relevant information,
      • between church investors
        • and church ethics and sustainability experts
        • and sustainability and financial service providers
        • and other relevant experts.
    2. The AKI continues to develop and publish the Guide for Ethical-Sustainable Investment in the Protestant Church.
    3. The AKI provides the framework as well as organisational and content-related support for corporate dialogues of church investors.
    4. The AKI promotes the formation of opinion and bundles the interests of its members. On the basis of these opinion-forming processes, AKI can express itself in public.