Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI) - Christian Values Investing

Traditional values and traditional families are being bombarded with cultural pollution. Biblical Responsible Investing is designed to keep your investment portfolio from unknowingly capitalizing today’s cultural deficit. By actively keeping your money out of the hands of those who profit at the expense of our society, you increase their cost of capital, and give them a taste of cultural and moral accountability. BRI is designed to address these crucial issues and offer the investor an opportunity to protect their money from endorsing and capitalizing the very cultural problems they are fighting against.

Christian Values Investing is a leader in the field of investing with a Christian perspective, known as Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI). By employing a BRI approach to investing, Christian Values seeks to achieve long-term capital gains through ownership in securities of companies that are a blessing to mankind. Conversely, we seek to avoid profiting from owning companies engaged in sinful activities that bring physical and spiritual loss to our fellow man. Our heart’s desire is to do no harm to our fellow man in the process of being the best possible guardians of the wealth the Lord has given us stewardship over. The Bible is the word of God and a manual for living. Many people would be surprised to know that in the Bible there are over 2,350 references to money and possessions. God cares about what we do with that which he has entrusted to us. At Christian Values, we are committed to invest in a way that honors God.

Christian Values Investing screens over 23,000 mutual fund portfolios and 8,000 individual stocks. We identify securities that are promoting or profiting form 1) Pornography, 2) Abortion, 3) Anti-family Entertainment, 4) Alcohol, 5) Gambling 6) Tobacco, and 7) Companies that actively promote Non-Marriage Lifestyles.

Additionally, we favor companies that clearly embrace:

  • Honesty, Compassion, Diligence, Prudence and Creativity
  • Support for quality products at fair prices and constructive stakeholder relations
  • Support for a sustainable and healthy environment
  • Support for charitable giving
  • Support for the Jewish people and the state of Israel

Jesus said, “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” God calls us to righteousness, holiness and purity. God looks to our heart. As we stand before Him in judgment, will He be more concerned with the return on His investment or how we invested His money? Would he want His money invested in ways that would not glorify and honor Him?

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Armed with this information, we are then prepared to make as strong an effort as possible to build investment portfolios that reflect our client’s biblically-based Christian worldview.