August 16, 2010| 0

A New Measure for Social Responsible Investing

In our last blog we indicated that we may need to revisit the criteria that are often utilized for social responsible investing. As an alternative, we suggest a baseline decision criterion for investment and purchasing decisions that must first meet the threshold of human flourishing. Of the myriad of choices before us, are the investments […]

August 4, 2010| 1

Limitations to Social Responsible Funds

Investing in “socially responsible” funds, as Jeff Keenan noted in his earlier blog, is an option. But a challenge seems to be the criteria for establishing such funds. Some simply focus on avoiding certain types of products like alcohol, tobacco, weapons, and gambling. Others are narrowly focused on rating companies for labor practices. Each may […]

June 28, 2010| 0

Practical Resources for Social Impact Investing

So, how can our investment/savings decisions be a part of how we live out God’s vision for His creation? Allocating even just one percent of our investment/savings “portfolios” can have a huge impact in the world, and expand the reach of business investment for positive impact on communities and human flourishing. (For an in-depth consideration […]

June 3, 2010| 0

Investing and Saving for Human Flourishing: A Different Way of Thinking about “Giving Back”

How many of us have considered the question: How can our investment/savings decisions play a significant role in shaping the world to be more like God has envisioned it to be? What if our investment/savings decisions incorporated a desire to proactively address issues of global poverty as part of a business being considered successful? Microfinance […]