Stewarding Your Investments To Make A Positive Impact On Our Communities & The World Around Us

It’s the end of the year. Many of you are celebrating the end of 2020. I have the perfect way for you to close out your year. Evaluate your portfolio of investments and see how your investments are impacting the culture we live in.  Consider your trip to the local huge home improvement store. Both Major companies are building up your community and not tearing it down with investments and donations to organizations that want to tear us apart at the seams.  However, your desire for that vaccine might twist you a little because 2 out of 3 of the companies want to give you a shot but use the proceeds to promote organizations that desire an end to the biblical view of marriage and want to use aborted babies for experiments.  One major soft drink company scores great and the one that makes Mountain Dew – not so much. What am I talking about, the inspire Investing – Inspire Insights program that gives you a score for companies or funds that you invest in to see how they are either building up communities or tearing them apart. Here to clear it all up and to talk about Biblically Responsible investing, Luke Andrews with Inspire Advisors and

Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI) scores investments for positive and negative reasons.  Today we will take a quick look at what makes a positive score for a stock:

a.       Business Model

  1. Business products, services and operations structured in a way to benefit rather than exploit customers.

b.     Product Integrity and Innovation

  1. Creates products and services which are helpful and create value rather than extract value or harm users.

c.      Corporate Governance

  1. Policies and behaviors regarding executive compensation, ethical dealings, board management, etc.

d.     Human Capital

  1. Policies and behaviors regarding equitable employee management.

e.      Social Impact

  1. Impact and influence on society and communities in which the company operates.

f.       Supply Chain

  1. Impact and influence on society and communities in which the company operates.

g.     Environment

  1. Measures company’s impact on the environment, including air, water and land.

h.     Sustainable Energy Use and Production

  1. Measures company’s use and production of sustainable energy.