Investing may be a powerful tool for personal, financial, and social transformation, especially when done through the lens of faith. Faith-based investing involves the selection of investments that align with an individual’s religious values and convictions. When done correctly, we believe this type of investing can have a positive impact both on an individual’s financial growth as well as on social causes they care about. If you are thinking of pursuing faith-based investing, here are a few key points to consider when making investment decisions.
The first step to finding investments that align with your religious values is to think about what matters most to you and your religion. To help you get started in understanding and defining your values, you can think about these 5 categories:
1. Your Denomination
2. Environmental Issues
3. Social Issues
4. Social Responsibilities
Asking yourself questions such as, what issues within those categories matter or concern you, may help you narrow down possible investments and make informed decisions.
After you’ve identified what matters most regarding your values, the next step is to find knowledgeable and experienced advisors. Faith-based investing does not guarantee positive returns and is just as vulnerable to risks as other investment strategies. Just because you decide to invest according to your faith and values doesn’t mean you’ll generate positive returns. We believe having the right team to help you make informed decisions that align with your values will ensure your investments are in the best hands.
Faith-based investing has benefited many people around the world who have seen their money used to support businesses that share their beliefs, as well as countless social initiatives aiming to improve communities and empower individuals. Faith-based investing may help align your money with your values and we believe it can also lead to greater long-term returns – making it a far more powerful investment strategy than traditional options alone. At Stonecrop, our advisors are experienced in faith-based investing and want to help you grow and prosper. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, or to get started on your faith-based investing journey today!