An approach to investing that seeks to honor biblical principles and glorify God in investment decisions.
The Cornerstone Portfolios
There are 3 aspects of company ownership: avoid, embrace, engage (these are the 3 mandates for BRI).
CHOOSE not to own companies that do not align with your values
What products/companies should you avoid?
Products or practices that exploit my neighbor
alcohol / tobacco
Products or practices that do not value the life of my neighbor
poor environment stewardship
Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from death.
- Proverbs 10:2
SEEK to own companies that align with your values.
'All things are lawful,' but not all things are helpful. 'All things are lawful,' but not all things build up. Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.
- 1 Corinthians 10:23-24
What products/companies should you embrace?
Products or practices that serve your neighbor
fair employment practices
Products or practices that value the life of your neighbor
life saving medical research
ENGAGE with companies to advocate for positive change.
Christian investors should band together to encourage companies toward positive behaviors and sustainability. It's not our government's job to mandate and protect Christian values. It's Christians' job to spread God's love and God's Word!
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
- Romans 12:2-3