Faithful Investing

The Power of Decisive Action and Incremental Change

Edited by James W. Murphy

Jan/2020, 208 Pages, PAPER, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9781640652446

  • Leading experts from across the denominational spectrum offer wisdom on socially-responsible investing

Congregations and religious institutions are asking how to invest in their future and grow their endowed and invested funds, while also focusing on their values. This book will help religious leaders better understand all of the many issues and opportunities involved in making their investment choices reflect their faith-in-action. A unique collaboration of voices from multiple Christian denominations share their experiences, perspectives, and resources, making this book an invaluable guide for church leaders who want to feel more informed and empowered.

Topics include an explanation of the differences between SRI and ESG; crafting an investment policy; shareholder engagement; areas of investment such as diversity and women's empowerment; human rights; human trafficking; climate change; social justice; community engagement; and more. Faithful Investing offers action steps for church finance directors to make the world, nation, and their local communities healthier, more vibrant, and more equitable.

Contributors: James W. Murphy, Byrd Bonner, Tim Brennan, Sister Patricia Daly, The Rev. Séamus P. Finn, Bobbi Hannigan, Lisa Hinds, Joseph M. Kinard, Kathryn McCloskey, The Rev. Aimee Moiso, Mark A. Regier, Greg Rousos, Carsten W. Sierck, The Rev. William Somplatsky-Jarman.

Audience: Lay and ordained leaders across the denominational level (local, judicatory, national); endowment committees, finance committees, vestries, treasurers, individuals who are socially conscious with their personal finances.

JAMES W. MURPHY, a Certified Fund Raising Executive, is the Managing Program Director at Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF). He works with congregations, dioceses, and other Episcopal organizations to grow their endowments, enhance and develop their planned giving programs, and various philanthropic efforts and resources. He holds a Certificate in Fundraising, a Masters in Christian Spirituality from General Theological Seminary, and a Bachelors from NYU's Stern School of Business.

Keywords

  • stewardship
  • endowments
  • investing
  • fundraising
  • development
  • business
  • socially-responsible investing
  • management
  • money
  • finance
  • SRI
  • ESG

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